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Posted by mariokart64fan

good apple ruins everything

every 6 months a 800 dollar ipad is released i rather upgrade my pc at that rate!

Posted by mariokart64fan

id rather pay 40 for a full fledged game then 2 bucks for a casual piece of garbage,

vita 3ds all the way keep your phone to your self i see em they gettin broke!

Posted by awadnin

if they want published a pokemon game to a non nintendo console, i hope they make  mmo pokemon for pc :]

Posted by beckley205
@HerbieBug: Ahhhh memories.....
Posted by Trodorne

Is it just me or is Japanese companies becoming xenophobes?

Posted by aspro73

To me the most interesting part of this story to me was that Nintendo only owns 32% of The Pokemon Company.  I had always assumed TPC was a fully-owned subsidiary of Nintendo.

Edited by HerbieBug

pokemans. xD
 
  

Posted by Kombat

Nintendo is basically the Apple of Japan.

Edited by Kjellm87

@GS_Dan said:

I'd love for Nintendo to just be a 3rd party developer.

Sorry, but that would suck.

If Nintendo goes 3rd party, we are the losers.

And wtf, Nintendo did good this gen, but they should not be allowed to make a console just because they have a different way of thinking than the others that don't even have games as their main focus? That is kinda....

Posted by ShinjiEx

Pokemon Is The Bomb ^__^

Posted by Stahlbrand

Nintendo agreeing to Pokemon for mobile phones would essentially be Nintendo murdering the 3DS, and stockholders would just fuggin love that.

Posted by bornagain888
@GS_Dan

I agree, Nintendo should not make a new console but release their big games on Xbox and Playstation, small games on Mobile. The 3DS has stalled and the  new Wii will as well.
Posted by lareeth

Oh god, this looks awful!

Posted by TheDukeofArgyll

Nintendo would probably pay them not to release a full Pokemon game on a smart phone since its the the leading DS competition.

Posted by Kjellm87

The phone has potential to take over the handhelds, but I have my doubts.

The phone is popular because everyone have one, put a game like Pokemon B and W for the same price on it and it wouldn't be downloaded more than it sold on the DS. ( Which was 1 million in NA day one, btw)

Posted by Skald

@Meowshi said:

@extremeradical said:

@notsonic said:

I feel like whiskey media lives in an apple reality distortion field sometimes. This post handheld notion is more media sensation than reality. Yeah everyone (and by everyone I mean like half of cellphone users) has a super phone, and people download games for them. Its unlikely anyone spends real time playing those games though, especially to the exclusion of other platforms. Just because the ds/psp/3ds/vita dont fit into anyone of the games media's lifestyles doesn't mean theres no market. For every journalist out there with their iphone theres tons of kids still playing their ds at school (who I'm sure want a 3ds and we'll see sales pick up for the holidays.)

Theres been an overwhelming trend lately in games/technology media lauding revolutions and futures that just aren't taking place. Phone games are not the future, they're a future.

You probably wouldn't know it from Giant Bomb, but mobile gaming is exploding right now. Not only is the App Store generating huge profits, (it recently passed 15 billion downloads) but a recent Nielsen study found typical iPhone users spent almost fifteen hours a month playing games on their phones, and that Android users spend about ten.

But, that's exactly what the Giantbomb crew says every time mobile gaming is brought up. Cell games are huge and there's just no market for handhelds.

Well then I misspoke. I don't listen to the Bombcast all that often, so the only iOS coverage I've seen was the preview of 1-Bit Ninja and the editorial review for Game Dev Story.

Posted by Meowshi
@extremeradical said:

@notsonic said:

I feel like whiskey media lives in an apple reality distortion field sometimes. This post handheld notion is more media sensation than reality. Yeah everyone (and by everyone I mean like half of cellphone users) has a super phone, and people download games for them. Its unlikely anyone spends real time playing those games though, especially to the exclusion of other platforms. Just because the ds/psp/3ds/vita dont fit into anyone of the games media's lifestyles doesn't mean theres no market. For every journalist out there with their iphone theres tons of kids still playing their ds at school (who I'm sure want a 3ds and we'll see sales pick up for the holidays.)

Theres been an overwhelming trend lately in games/technology media lauding revolutions and futures that just aren't taking place. Phone games are not the future, they're a future.

You probably wouldn't know it from Giant Bomb, but mobile gaming is exploding right now. Not only is the App Store generating huge profits, (it recently passed 15 billion downloads) but a recent Nielsen study found typical iPhone users spent almost fifteen hours a month playing games on their phones, and that Android users spend about ten.

But, that's exactly what the Giantbomb crew says every time mobile gaming is brought up.  Cell games are huge and there's just no market for handhelds.
Posted by sickVisionz

In other breaking news, Halo isn't coming to the PSP and Uncharted won't be on Windows Phones.

Posted by Mechanized

it's not a full-fledged Pokémon video game, rather a promotional spin-off, a card-based rhythm game focused around Pokémon Black and White.

Why are they still promoting Black and While? lmao

Man I love you Nintendo but you've really fallen off.

Posted by Skald

@notsonic said:

I feel like whiskey media lives in an apple reality distortion field sometimes. This post handheld notion is more media sensation than reality. Yeah everyone (and by everyone I mean like half of cellphone users) has a super phone, and people download games for them. Its unlikely anyone spends real time playing those games though, especially to the exclusion of other platforms. Just because the ds/psp/3ds/vita dont fit into anyone of the games media's lifestyles doesn't mean theres no market. For every journalist out there with their iphone theres tons of kids still playing their ds at school (who I'm sure want a 3ds and we'll see sales pick up for the holidays.)

Theres been an overwhelming trend lately in games/technology media lauding revolutions and futures that just aren't taking place. Phone games are not the future, they're a future.

You probably wouldn't know it from Giant Bomb, but mobile gaming is exploding right now. Not only is the App Store generating huge profits, (it recently passed 15 billion downloads) but a recent Nielsen study found typical iPhone users spent almost fifteen hours a month playing games on their phones, and that Android users spend about ten.

Posted by geirr

Pokemon Say Tap? BW is such an amazing name.

Posted by afrofools

I knew non-geeks who jailbroke their iPhones, put an emulator of some sort on there, and were playing Pokemon games. Some kid told them how to do it (or so they say).

Posted by BucketheaD

Make an Pokemon MMO. Would be too good. Expansion packs would be silver/gold and ruby/saphire.

Posted by Nictel
citing that it doesn't outright own The Pokemon Company or the Pokemon franchise.

Sure maybe not directly but you can't tell me that it doesn't decide exactly what happens with one of its most important franchises..

Edited by wolf_blitzer85

Yup slap a pokemon on that 3DS and it'll go.

Edited by Dan_CiTi

If they remade Pokemon (Fire)Red for iOS(whether it would be a graphical update with some interface redesigns or re-doing the balance/battle system to add elements and various other features from Black & White and beyond), that would be insanely popular and I'd buy it in a heart beat.  
 
Oh and obviously they would have to redo things like trading and wireless and how to acquire non first gen. pokemon again I guess, but that's a given for any official release(expand/alter the Sevii Islands? At least it should have everything in FireRed/LeafGreen). 

Posted by Xpgamer7

I'm happy pokemon WON'T take over my life again.

Posted by Aaron_G

That's alright. I have a 3DS and I am looking forward to some Pokemon action on there!

Posted by Kjellm87

Well duh.

Don't get me wrong, GB is a good site. But this site won't be my main source for Nintendo news anytime soon.

Posted by JetForceGemini

Great news! 

Posted by DG991

Nintendo... make a phone.... While you still can.

Posted by GS_Dan

I'd love for Nintendo to just be a 3rd party developer.

Posted by Joker369

Unless Nintendo makes a phone i think that pokemon will stay on wii and ds

Posted by Antisamitism

Not surprising, of course, but still disappointing to hear it laid-out like that. I'd love to see an iOS Pokémon game, especially something that could utilize Facebook Connect or offer asynchronous multiplayer. Pocket Monsters with Friends, basically. Pokémon's such a low-tempo game--I can't imagine a more natural fit for mobile platforms.

But I'm sure someone will make that kind of game happen sooner or later on iOS, even if it's got nothing to do with the Pokémon IP. Fingers crossed?

Posted by Seroth

I won't think about Pokemon for the iPhone, but I am thinking about Xenoblade in America...

Posted by McShank

I R Love Pokemon games still and im 21... Even on my Droid X!

Posted by TooWalrus

There's been like 30 generations of Pokemon cards now. I'd love a new Pokemon Trading Card Game. Especially since we now have the tech to add more cards as they are released...

Posted by JediAutobot

I do love the Pokemon games, but I my favorite is still Pokemon Snap!

Posted by Draco9898

Who even asked if pokemon would be on a mobile device? Isn't it a given that its going to be on a nintendo handheld to help sell it?

Posted by JerichoBlyth

RELEASE A POKEMON MMORPG FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

Posted by Red

I've always thought that Pokemon for iPhone would be a fantastic idea, as it is such a portable game, and, since everyone always has their iPhone on them, it'd be massively easy to do multiplayer. 
 
While I understand why Nintendo hasn't made a Pokemon game for the iPhone yet, and probably never will, I have no idea why we haven't seen a good Pokemon knock-off come to the app store yet.

Posted by Greenlight13
@pyromaster222 said:
man I bet an iphone android version of a pokemon game would make BANK!
Saved me some time typing that. It would make a killing. 
 
I can't be bothered to take my original DS with me everywhere I go, and I'm not buying a 3DS, but if i could just play 10 minutes at a time on my phone? I'd 100% play Pokemon again. But it makes sense with Nintendo's philosophy, they want their own hardware to run their stuff. Hard to fault their business strategy, but it sucks for us a little.
Posted by MisterMouse

man I bet an iphone android version of a pokemon game would make BANK!

Posted by tourgen
@Tuggah said:
I bet in 5-10 years when the hand held market has transferred to phones Pokemon will be forced to cave in.
yep, they will either adapt or perish
Posted by RiotBananas

I can already play Pokémon games on my Android for free with an emulator.

Posted by billyhoush

This seems like a great PR stunt to gauge interest...or not. I would play a pokemon game on my iPhone.

Posted by Otzlowe

I love reading articles about what Nintendo of America is not doing. They just seem like a lazy parent who won't do anything for you, but doesn't want you to do it either.
 
For all the talk of Nintendo becoming more appealing and targeting the "hard core" market again, they still seem awfully obsolete. At least, the American branch does.

Posted by Zinc

They should stop making Pokemon games for a while. Take a break and come up with somthing diffrent insed of feeding us more of the same each installment. *coughlegendofzeldacough*

Posted by Lucidlife

Seriously, who cares. Such a non issue.

Edited by Shaanyboi

@DrMcKittrick said:

What assholes. Do you know how many copies they'd sell? It's their loss.
 

Do you realize how many copies they DO sell?  And how much money they DO make off of that?
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