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Nintendo reverses course, prepares to enter smartphone gaming market

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:50
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Nintendo's Super Mario standing tall in a Tokyo videogame shop. The gamemaker and partner DeNA plan to create an online gaming service accessible from mobile devices, PCs and Nintendo's game systems.

Tokyo

FOR years, Nintendo insisted that it would not take its beloved cast of video game characters, including Mario and Zelda, to the smartphones and tablets that tens of millions of people now use to play games.

But on Tuesday, Nintendo reversed its position on mobile devices,