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Can Nintendo Play the Disney Game?

The flagging console king is starting to act a little more like the company that built an empire on the back of a mouse
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Nintendo has a new strategy. Now, what is it?

For years, young gamers have increasingly put aside their Wii wands for smartphones and tablets. For years, console maker Nintendo has stuck to those wands and to the strategy that made it one of the world's top game makers—selling consoles and handhelds linked to games featuring the mustachioed plumber Mario and the perpetually endangered Princess Zelda. They and other Nintendo characters inhabit a closed world that requires anyone who wants to play a Nintendo game to have a Nintendo machine.