He explained that the goal of these movies is to spread Nintendo's IPs and that while making games and game hardware is the company's core business, these movies will help the larger picture more than traditional advertising.
Nintendo is no strangers to the cinema, thanks to the critical failure of their Super Mario Bros adaptation during the early 1990s - but it would seem that the firm is keen to bring Mario and co to the big screen in future, according to a spokesperson.
To give everyone an idea of how popular Super Mario Maker is, Nintendo has shared some facts and figures on a number of players and levels created. However, it's still looking at traditional forms of merchandise as well, as is evidenced by a new Legend of Zelda trading card set. So it's no wonder that one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises is now getting its own card game.
Of course, just because Nintendo is adding these to its list of potential businesses doesn't mean it will follow through the company still counts "manufacturing and sale of sound equipment and vehicles" among its purposes, for example, but doesn't maintain a notable vehicle business. Nintendo's first movie release will likely be two to three years from now.
The Japanese giant's board of directors has issued a series of proposed revisions to its Articles of Incorporation, potentially revealing some of the areas that it is considering investing more heavily in as a business.
Although the thought of Nintendo extending their reach to the world of animated cinema might be shocking at first, they have the resources to create spectacular movies, and with the right people involved, it really does look like they could challenge for the crown now held by Pixar. This is actually not the first time we've heard Nintendo express interest in the health sector. "But, I'm not saying it's going to be Super Mario, I'm only saying we'll put out something that everyone knows very well".
This is why we can't say we're shocked to learn that Nintendo has announced that they will be restructuring the company.