A step closer to Mario in the App Store? Nintendo-owned firm launches first iOS title (in Japan)

Pokemon iOS App

Pokemon iOS App

Last week Sony stubbornly gave up seven years of resistance when it finally made its music library directly available for iTunes users in Japan. While that local news piece fell below the radar of global media, it was a symbolic sign of the times; the once dominant entertainment brand bowing to Apple’s dominance. Well, here’s another small but interesting move out of Japan, Nintendo has released its very first iOS app on Friday. Well, sort of. Pokédex, the title that Nintendo-owned Creatures Inc. is bringing to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is one of those things that is designed for the Pokeman-crazed Japanese. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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