190: Nintendo & Smartphone Gaming in Japan 2017 with Serkan Toto - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
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Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Japan, joined us in a conversation to discuss Nintendo’s progress and the smartphone gaming space within Japan in 2017. We began with a conversation on Nintendo’s recent forays with mobile gaming, the surprise success of the Nintendo Switch console and how Niantic’s Pokemon game has spurred their growth in the past year. Last but not least, Serkan discussed the recent stagnation in smartphone gaming in Japan and its impact to the gaming industry. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Serkan Toto (@serkantoto, LinkedIn, Website), CEO of Kantan Games JP [0:39] What have you been up to? [0:58] Nintendo in 2017 [1:11] One of the biggest video game shows in the West, E3 in Los Angeles, is starting next week. What do you expect from Nintendo? Note: the episode is recorded before the E3 Conference. [1:29] What has been the latest update with Nintendo’s market capitalization and share price and what are driving their growth at…