The App Store Will Never Get Nintendo Games

Category: Technology / Jan 21, 2014 4:59PM EDT

Hello and welcome to The Rundown.

Today’s focus: Nintendo has come under fire for refusing to develop games on mobile platforms. Instead of creating versions of Mario, Zelda, or Metroid for iOS and Android marketplaces, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated that his company’s focus would remain with the 3DS, its handheld gaming console.

This criticism has come on the heels of a tough fiscal year for Nintendo; the company failed to meet its sales goals as WiiU sales have been far slower than expected. Still, Iwata is optimistic that 2014 will help turn the system around but admits that a change in the company is necessary.

Exactly what that change is remains to be seen.