Nintendo is considering producing traditional gaming peripherals targeted at smartphones, the company announced at its annual general shareholders meeting.
Nintendo general manager of entertainment planning and development Shinya Takahashi explained:
“Physical controllers for smart device applications are available in the market and it is possible that we may also develop something new by ourselves. I believe Nintendo’s way of thinking is to look at whether action games are really not impossible (without a physical controller for smart device applications) to create and how we can make it happen to create such a game.”
To date, Nintendo’s smartphone endeavors include the social game Miitomo and the GPS-enabled Pokemon GO. By March next year that number should have risen to seven, with Nintendo planning the release of an addition five titles including Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles.