DeNA wants Nintendo's mobile games to make $25m a month

'We want to create multiple hit games rather than aiming to succeed with just one powerful IP element'
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Mobile games firm DeNA wants its partnership with Nintendo to rake in more than $25m a month, the firm’s CEO has said.

The two companies recently agreed a major deal to collaborate on bringing Nintendo’s IP to mobile devices. Speaking to Reuters, Isao Moriyasu said though DeNA has yet to discuss specific financial targets with the console firm, it wanted to surpass its previous best-selling game, Kaito Royale, which brought in $25m a month on average.

Though not disclosed, it is claimed that Nintendo will likely receive around 70 per cent of proceeds from the partnership.

The first game from Nintendo and DeNA for mobile devices is expected to be released later this year.

"We want to create games that will be played by hundreds of millions of people," said Moriyasu.

"We want to create multiple hit games rather than aiming to succeed with just one powerful IP element."

"We haven't talked to Nintendo about targets, but at DeNA, our best-selling game brought in three billion yen a month, and we want to surpass that.”

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