DeNA reveals new Pokémon mobile game amid declining revenue

first_imgDeNA reveals new Pokémon mobile game amid declining revenueGames revenue and profit fell at DeNA, but Mario Kart and Pokémon are due to launch this fiscal yearMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 13th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareDeNA is working on a new mobile game with The Pokémon Company, which will launch before the end of the financial year in March 2020.The Japanese company revealed no further details of the mobile title, save for the fact that its existing partnership with Nintendo, “was the starting point for this opportunity with The Pokémon Company.”DeNA reiterated to its investors that “we continue to have a strong relationship with Nintendo,” and it emphasised the importance of Mario Kart Tour to its performance in the financial year ahead.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Indeed, Mario Kart Tour was the only game DeNA specifically cited in relation to its Games Business returning to year-on-year growth. In the year ended March 31, 2019, the Games Business saw a 14.7% decline in revenue to ¥83.56 billion ($762 million), with operating income also falling 27.2% to ¥18.27 billion ($167 million).Mario Kart Tour is expected to launch sometime this summer, after being delayed from the last fiscal year due to concerns over its quality. It is now in closed beta testing.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 2 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 4 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img