Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Nintendo Comfirms Mario Kart Tour Game for Smartphones

Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica:

Following a release of Switch sales information earlier on Wednesday, Nintendo closed the day by confirming two major releases coming by the end of the company’s current fiscal year: the paid Nintendo Switch Online service, and the first version of Mario Kart for smartphones.

The latter, currently titled Mario Kart Tour, will launch “in the fiscal year ending in March 2019,” according to both the company’s Wednesday investor call and a brief announcement on Nintendo’s social media channels. The only information we have about the game thus far is the logo you can see at the top of this article.

In their previous earnings report, Nintendo said that Super Mario Run for iOS yielded disappointing revenue. I don’t think you can expect the same business model for Mario Kart Tour.