Nintendo's Mario Kart comes to mobile phones for first time2019|01:05
Super Mario is once again taking to the streets of Tokyo. Nintendo on Wednesday (September 25) launches a new version of its top selling Mario Kart franchise. For the first time, it's built for mobile phones. Mario Kart Tour features races through the Japanese capital and other big cities. There's a lot riding on it for the Japanese firm. It's suffered a string of lackluster game releases. While many have questioned its strategy on mobile phone gaming. Now Mario Kart Tour will test whether it can drive growth beyond its traditional consoles. Though Nintendo isn't giving up on hardware. It's just launched the Switch Lite handheld gaming machine. Like mobile phone games, it's aimed at casual players who want something quick and easy. More hardcore gamers may be saving their money until next year. When Sony and Microsoft are expected to launch a new generation of their most powerful consoles.