In a presentation in Tokyo today, Nintendo President and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has announced that the company plans to have five smartphone apps or games released by March 2017.

That leaves a relatively large 17-month window to release a relatively small number of games, especially considering another company, DeNA, is handling development.

DeNA will be focused on the smartphone games and apps while Nintendo focuses on releasing titles for its own hardware, as well as driving customers to the Kyoto-based company’s home and handheld console.

It is unclear if Nintendo plans to utilize DeNA games to also work on its upcoming NX console, which is said to be both a home console and portable unit in one.

Nintendo also unveiled Nintendo Account, a way to synchronize user content as well as, presumably, save files and other media, across games in the Nintendo portfolio. It remains to be seen whether this will also tie into DeNA-developed titles.

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