Iwata has long opposed Nintendo IP-centric games on smart devices, citing numerous reasons such as releasing key franchises like Mario, Zelda or Pokemon on smartphones may have a negative impact on 3DS sales. He said in the briefing today that he is aware of the speculation that dedicated video game hardware may be consumed by smart devices."... with the spread of smart devices, we have increasingly heard a variety of opinions on the future of the dedicated video game system business, and in particular relatively pessimistic ones," Iwata said today. "We lost the balance of revenue and expenses as the era of the super strong yen occurred during the transition periods from Nintendo DS to Nintendo 3DS and from Wii to Wii U, and we were not able to make these platform transitions as smoothly as we had expected.""However, there is an obvious difference between Nintendo’s dedicated video game systems and other dedicated devices, which are said to have been displaced by smart devices: Nintendo is the biggest game software provider for its dedicated video game hardware," he added. "Even though 'who is providing applicable content' must be a very important factor, the pessimistic view on dedicated game systems neglects to acknowledge this difference."