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'I can't speak to the motivations of the company, as they are not a pure research firm'

Nintendo boss questions neutrality of iOS study

Reggie Fils-Aime, the Nintendo of America company president, has cast doubts over the impartiality of a recent study that claimed mobiles are dominating handhelds.

Research published by Flurry concluded that iOS and Android control a 58 per cent majority of the portable gaming market. It reached the claim by comparing iOS and Android-based game revenues with two aging handheld systems – the PSP and Nintendo DS.

Fils-Aime said Nintendo looks at data from a range of analysts – specifically ones which it trusts and “have a methodology that makes sense” – and explained that the Flurry study hasn’t been considered.

“Flurry is a company that consults app developers,” he told AOL.

“I can’t speak to the motivations of the company, as they are not a pure research firm,” he added.

Flurry claimed that games released on Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems are expected to make $1.9 billion in combined revenues across the US this year.

Flurry builds analytics and cross-selling apps for mobile games developers.

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