Nintendo director and designer Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed Mario will not be coming again to smartphones like iPhone.
In an extensive interview with Selection, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about cell gaming and the way forward for Mario. Whereas he did not have any bulletins about upcoming titles, he confirmed Mario would not be returning to smartphones.
After $60 million of earnings from “Tremendous Mario Run” in its first yr, and $300 million generated for “Mario Kart Tour” since its 2019 debut, it was clear Mario wasn’t successful cell. For comparability, “Mario Kart 8” has raked in $3 billion on the Nintendo Change console.
“Having Mario video games as cell apps expands the doorway for a lot extra viewers to expertise the sport, and likewise expands the Mario gaming expertise, the place you solely want your thumb on one hand,” mentioned Miyamoto. Regardless of that, he additionally said that “cell apps won’t be the first path of future Mario video games.”
The franchise’s future is in query, with “The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film” coming to theaters Wednesday, April 5. Whereas Miyamoto would not elaborate on the place the character will seem subsequent, it’s clear it will not be on cell.