First Click: Nintendo’s shocking move to smartphones
First-party Nintendo games have always been characterized by their relationship to Nintendo’s hardware. Super Mario 64 made the Nintendo 64’s analog stick a vital part of all future console development by giving its plumbing star a third plane to play in. Wii Sports wormed its way into millions of living rooms by making video game tennis as easy as waving your hand. Brain Training and Professor Layton used the DS’s second screen to write notes and solve puzzles, casting the console as both child’s toy and essential utility.
Nintendo dreams up hardware innovations and then, while third parties fumble with the tech like monkeys round a monolith, teaches people how to use it with in-house software. How does that work when Nintendo is…
Source:: The Verge