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Pokemon Go Players Tend to Walk about 2,000 Steps Extra on the Daily, Reveals Study

13 Mar

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Well, this might come as a surprise (probably not) but researchers carried out a study with 167 Pokemon Go players and revealed that it’s a great practice for your health. This research, presented to the American Heart Association, suggested that the widely popular AR game may help increase a player’s daily step count. It could highly benefit young adults with a sedentary lifestyle or those who’re obese or overweight, it further adds. (more…)

Nintendo Switch Storage Cards Cannot be Transferred between Systems

7 Mar

By Dhruv Chopra, The Tech Portal

Storage choices for Nintendo’s latest console were a topic of controversy long before the release of the Switch. But it seems as though the talk over external storage may persist for some time yet. As it now turns out, storage cards cannot be transferred amongst different Nintendo Switch systems, with any Switch data on a specific card resulting in the card itself being blocked on every other console. (more…)

The Reason Why Mobile Gaming Will be Worth $52 Billion by 2019

2 Mar

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

According to analysts at Newzoo, mobiles will not only be the dominant force in the gaming industry in 2019, it will be worth more than $52 billion. Following a 21.3% upswing in 2016, mobile gaming managed to overtake PC and console gaming for the first time thanks an annual revenue haul worth $36.9 billion. (more…)

Nintendo Switch Console Delivered Early to Fan, Uploads Video with First Look at Switch UI

23 Feb

By Dhruv Chopra, The Tech Portal

Up till now, media outlets have been careful not to show us the inner workings of the Nintendo Switch, its user interface and fluidity. So far, Nintendo has only revealed features such as the console’s main menu, its various touchscreen capabilities, a brief run through of some of the system’s hardware components in an overview video. (more…)

Super Mario Run Conversion Rate around 5%: Nintendo

2 Feb

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has revealed the debut performance of its very ambitious game Super Mario Run, which was released in December, 2016 for Android and iOS platforms. As per the company records, the game has bagged a respectable 78 million global downloads, netting a total of $53 million for Nintendo. (more…)

China May Not Allow Pokémon Go to Land on Its Soil Due to Security Concern

13 Jan

With global fever for Pokémon Go, launched last year, having begun to subside, Chinese people are still waiting for the chance to play the game, which appears to be increasingly unlikely to happen, at least in the near future, due to Chinese government’s security concern. (more…)

Post Initial Traction, Super Mario Run Tumbles from Top Grossing Spot in Each Country

28 Dec

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Nintendo holds the rights to some of the most prominent and nostalgic anime as well as game titles of all time. Now in a rush to capture the market, it has been working to combine these creations with latest hand-held technologies to produce something they can bank upon. But it seems that their plans to kickstart their mobile journey aren’t yielding results as well as they’ve hoped. (more…)

After a Great Start, Super Mario’s Growth Rate Starts Showing Signs of Decline

24 Dec

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Super Mario finally appears to be losing some of its steam. The game, which received a huge reception when it was first launched a week ago on iOS devices, is showing signs of having run through its first wind. According to data coming from analytics firms, game downloads have started decreasing in numbers. (more…)

Super Mario Run Downloaded 40 Million Times in 4 Days: Nintendo

23 Dec

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

There has been quite a lot of data coming in from various sources regarding the number of downloads for Super Mario Run. This unprecedented interest in the performance of the app stems from comparisons being drawn between Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run. Well, Nintendo has finally released the official figures for the game. (more…)

Super Mario Run Nets $14 million in Revenue in First 3 Days, Still Unable to Reach Expectations

22 Dec

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Super Mario Run has been attracting a lot of publicity of late. Of course, it is a game that is literally loaded with Nostalgia. However, another reason behind this publicity is the fact that it has been generating quite a lot of comparisons with Pokemon Go. After the latter’s huge success, everyone has been waiting to see if Super Mario Run will be able to break the records that have been set. (more…)