There's been a lot of discussion in this thread and the Zelda one as to whether or not mobile was the right strategy, and what value that has to gamers. Comments in reply have mentioned that the Japanese market is still very much mobile oriented for gaming. Here's some evidence to that: Famitsu's list of the 30 best selling games in Japan during December 2016: http://nintendoeverything.com/japans-best-selling-games-of-december-2016/ * 17 titles are on 3DS * 20 titles are on mobile consoles There are zero PC, XBox or mobile phone games mentioned. I'm not sure if this is because they don't cover the platforms, or if they can't get sales data given that the distribution is handled by US companies. Regardless, the 3DS is still printing money for Nintendo. Nintendo have said that the Switch won't kill off the 3DS, but it's clear that mobile gaming is definitely high on Nintendo's agenda given those sales.