When Nintendo announced plans to make mobile games it was a proper drop the phone moment. Why? Because the company's always been so, so against the idea. For years it sniffed at the concept of its games appearing on a platform it had repeatedly accused of being cheap and disposable. That's why pretty much the entire world freaked out when Ninty suddenly a pulled a complete 180 and decided it and mobile were going to be besties all of a sudden. Seriously, it announced the next Nintendo console and most people just kept muttering "Mu-mo...mobile?!"
This month's new issue of GamesMaster will be in the shops on Thursday 23rd and takes a look at what Nintendo's future could hold, both for the new console and it's upcoming mobile stuff. As part of that, there's this look at all the times Nintendo categorically stated "mobile games? Nuh-uh", even going so far at one point to say they were "one of the biggest risks today in our industry". Whether or not Nintendo's mobile partner DeNA pointing out it made about £17 million A MONTH from one game had anything to do with the sudden change of heart we will never know.