Pokemon Going Mobile Despite Nintendo’s Disdain for the Platform

Pokemon Going Mobile Despite Nintendo’s Disdain for the Platform

Ask anybody what company owns the insanely popular and profitable Pokemon franchise and they’ll respond with one word; Nintendo. Not entirely true however, as the Pokemon series expands into every possible medium known to man and Nintendo doesn’t have a hand in all of those markets. As such, they only own about 1/3 of the franchise.

This brings us to today’s news; a Pokemon game is being released for iOS and Android devices despite Nintendo’s persistent lack of interest in the platforms for gaming. The game in question is a card / rhythm hybrid and is likely to not see a release outside of Japan, and despite Nintendo’s stock rising 5% in Japan after the announcement they’re holding firm to their “DGAF” stance on mobile gaming.

[via Engadget]