It's been almost 6 months since we've seen a new technology that allows you to play games on your smartphone. Actually it's been closer to 10 years and finally - FINALLY, Nintendo sees some benefit of putting their games on this platform. The install base of smartphones is huge, so why not sell the software and make a killing off of it instead of trying (in vain, often) to sell people hardware they don't want. I like this idea and am looking forward to some great titles on my Android.
In order to hit this target, Nintendo is going to begin releasing smartphone games featuring its most popular characters this year. The only app that has been confirmed so far is a social app by the name of Miitomo, but presumably Kimishima wants to launch at least one app featuring Mario, Link or another classic Nintendo character before the end of 2016.