Nintendo's quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games

A new report suggests that a smaller version of Nintendo Switch will be released in 2019 which will cost less, but remove features to focus on portability as a result.

Originally launched in 1990 for the NES, Dr. Mario is a game that somewhat resembles Tetris. Not only that but Nintendo admits to maintain strong growth in hardware and software sales, they'll have a "strong game line-up". As for availability details, the company revealed an early summer 2019 launch window in roughly 60 markets. Available now for players is Super Mario Run, a version of the platformer for phones, plus Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Dragalia Lost.

Together with Nintendo and LINE, NHN Entertainment, which has released and operated various online and mobile games, will take part in the development and operation of Dr. Mario World.

Banners of Nintendo's new game console Switch are pictured at its experience venue in Tokyo, Japan January 13, 2017.

Although Mario Kart Tour was meant to hit smartphones at the end of March, the game has reportedly been delayed and won't be arriving until the summer. It's going to be free to download, and it will include optional in-app purchases. You start out with a handful of colorful viruses at the bottom of the screen and have to move the pills that Mario-er, Doctor Mario-constantly chucks down from the top to match with the viruses. That list includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (15.02m), Super Mario Odyssey (13.76m), Super Smash Bros.

  • Kyle Peterson