Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Nintendo hasn’t really flexed its muscles when it comes to PC gaming, and it seems that it’s going to stay that way for a while. Fans who expect Mario to land on Steam shouldn’t get their hopes up.

Nintendo made it clear during the company’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders that it isn’t expanding its PC portfolio anytime soon. The gaming giant is sticking with the current growth on its new Switch console and mobile devices. When asked about the evolving PC gaming industry, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said the video game maker isn’t taking its chances on the market just yet.

Kimishima acknowledged PC gaming’s strength and the fact that a lot of consumers play PC games. It’s just that Nintendo believes that the integrated hardware-software business is its best line of attack when it comes to providing users the surprises and latest gameplay experiences that it wants to bring about. That said, the company offered fans three applications for mobile devices during the previous fiscal year, and each one was considerably well-received despite the fact that the content and the users playing the applications were different.

“‘Super Mario Run’ achieved 150 million downloads worldwide, and consumers who had never played our games before were able to experience our IP on their smart devices,” according to Kimishima. “We believe that we can further expand our core integrated hardware-software business by providing our software on smart devices and increasing the number of consumers who experience our IP.”

This unfortunately means that the iconic Italian plumbler isn’t making a Steam appearance in the near future. Yes, Nintendo has never actually made its mark on the PC industry, but it’s still somewhat surprising that the video game goliath intends to stay away from the growing market for the foreseeable future. Nintendo obviously isn’t closing the door on PC gaming permanently, but for now, fans have no choice but to enjoy playing games like “Metroid,” “Super Mario” and “The Legend of Zelda” on PC in semi-unauthorised fashion, as Neoseeker notes.

The former card company is set to release the SNES Classic Edition in September, the follow-up to last year’s highly in-demand NES remake, which included 30 classic titles. The Super Nintendo Mini will have a lesser amount of pre-installed games compared to its predecessor, although no one’s really complaining about the awesome official line-up that includes “F-Zero,” “Super Metroid,” “Super Mario World,” “Super Mario Kart,” “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” and the previously unreleased sequel to “Star Fox” (see related story below for more details).


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