DeNA outlines future plans with Nintendo in earnings briefing
Posted on November 11, 2015 by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in General Nintendo, News
DeNA is currently undergoing their earnings briefing for the quarter, and Wall Street Journalist Takashi Mochizuki has given information and screenshots on DeNA’s outlook with their partnership with Nintendo, which makes mention of the recently announced Miitomo and beyond.
Following Miitomo, their social networking service which has a heavy Tomodachi Life aesthetic, two games are planned for release sometime in 2016, with a total of five out by the end of their fiscal year ending March 2017.
Here are some notable points from the handouts regarding the outlook with DeNA’s partnership with Nintendo:
- Both Miitomo and My Nintendo will be launched globally in 8 languages in 100 countries; launching simultaneously to build a foundation to ensure enjoyment of jointly-developed games over the long term
- Miitomo delayed to ensure quality and most optimal launch
- IP will be strategically selected when releasing, including the consideration of major Nintendo franchises
- Goal is to make multiple hit titles until the collaboration becomes profitable on its own
- As previously mentioned during its reveal, Miitomo will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases; monetization methods will be carefully decided based on user expectation and gameplay – same approach will be provided in future titles
We’ll be sure to update you with more information if anything else Nintendo related is mentioned throughout DeNA’s earnings briefing
it sounds like at least one more Nintendo smartphone game, in addition to Miitomo, is free to play, according to DeNA chief.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) November 11, 2015