Mario won't ditch consoles for smartphones, says Nintendo's Miyamoto

Mario won’t ditch consoles for smartphones, says Nintendo’s Miyamoto

Nintendo’s iconic character Mario won’t be relying on smartphones as his primary platform, according to Shigeru Miyamoto, the celebrated Nintendo designer. In an interview with Variety, Miyamoto said that the company’s future strategy is to create a “hardware and software integrated gaming experience.” He cited control intuitiveness as a key factor that makes smartphone development challenging, explaining that it’s hard to translate the Nintendo hardware experience to mobile devices.