A woman shows the cell’s title to Mario Kart racing, and her smartphone during an interview with Reuters at the Tatio’s game center in Tokyo, Japan on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.(T) is called the much-anticipated mobile title to join the gold rush Tour started on Wednesday, with the number of users in the first instance, complain about the overloading of the server, that meant that they were not in a position to make the play – is seen as a key test of the Kyoto-based company’s cellular ambitions.
The expectations are high for the title, where users can send out characters, such as Bowser, Yoshi and even Mario’s first love, Pauline, when they have go-carts through towns and cities all over the world, from New York to the launch location.
“The servers are experiencing a heavy flow of traffic. Your account request will be processed in the order in which they were received,” read the message that appeared when the game was first launched.
A Nintendo spokesman said the company was aware of the fact that the amount of traffic in some of the users have issues with opening the game, but that was the situation.
Nintendo has been slow to expand into mobile gaming, choosing to focus on the hybrid Switch in the console. The online subscription gaming business continued to be rivals, Sony Corp’s (6758.T) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.D).
Join the gold rush Tour, which is the risk of disappointing gamers with a lack of a multiplayer option, which includes an in-game currency that can be used in order to try and win some of the rare characters and items, and a $4.99 monthly subscription in order to unlock in-app rewards.
The game’s issues came out of Nintendo after the to start with a lower-cost, hand-held version of a $300 Switch to the console this past Friday, is aimed at providing an alternative for the aging 3DS handheld system unit, and to encourage people to buy multiple switches in the units.
In Japan, the Switch, the Lite is estimated to have sales of approximately 180,000 units in its first three days on sale, based on the data provided in the industry magazine, Famitsu.
Nintendo’s shares are sold on the details, it’s close to 4.3% for the Mario Kart game at the start. The online gaming company’s shares have risen nearly 40% this year.
Report by Sam Nussey; Editing by Jason Neely/Muralikumar Anantharaman/by Jane Merriman