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One P.S. to that IDC/App Annie report from this morning: Mobile games may be pulling in more money than those on “gaming-optimized handhelds,” but Nintendo doesn’t want you to count it out yet. The company said in a press release that games made exclusively for its most recent handheld device, 2011’s Nintendo 3DS, sold twice as well in the first four months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. It took 18 weeks to sell two million units of “first-party software” for the 3DS, vs. 30 weeks last year, according to the press release.
News Bytehas hired Duncan Orrell-Jones to head up the company’s very important digital strategy for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Orrell-Jones, who will start July 1, will hold the title of SVP of Nintendo’s Network Business. He will work in Redmond, Wash., and report to the Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. Most recently, Orrell-Jones was SVP at the Disney Interactive Media Group.