FILE PHOTO: A participant to make use of Nintendo’s Switch to the game console during play of a video game at the Paris Games Week (PGW) in Paris, France, on October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd said on Friday it would begin tests of a multi-player option on the Mario Kart Tour, a mobile game in December is a step in the direction of a full online multiplayer mode, which can be claimed by the players and is seen as essential for the promotion of the title in the income.
A great test of Nintendo’s shift to mobile phones and Mario Kart, the Tour is currently missing is the option to race against their friends, leaving the game without a key element that has helped to make it one of Nintendo’s longest running franchises.
Nintendo’s shares jumped more than 7% on Friday, a day after the Japanese gaming company is also reported to be a strong demand for a low-cost version of the hybrid, the home-portable console for the Switch.
Nintendo said on Thursday it sold almost 2 million copies of his hand-only to have to Turn on the Lite unit within 10 days of its launch, in September, the company has doubled operating profit in the second quarter of the year.
Switch to the Lite that is purchased by a lot of gamers to it as a second machine, and it is also gaining traction among female players, as Nintendo said, it will help to extend the device’s mainstream appeal than the hardcore gaming contingent.
If Nintendo is to make both the hardware and the software line-up ahead of the end-of-the-year holiday shopping season, and the latest high-profile Switch to release Luigi’s Mansion 3, which went on sale on Thursday, to a positive critical reception.
Nintendo isn’t the only gaming company that is looking for a mobile phone to enhance the income of Konami’s Holdings Corp. on Thursday will launch a mobile version of its long-running LovePlus dating sim series in Japan.
Konami’s shares are trading up 4.2% at the midday break in Tokyo, japan. Nintendo’s shares were up 5.9 percent, with the benchmark index down 0.4%.
Report by Sam Nussey; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Tom Hogue