1. steve_w_7's Avatar
    This is not a complaint. I only click on stories that I am interested in, but I was just wondering if there was a connection between Apple and Nintendo that I was missing.
    Matty likes this.
    03-06-2017 10:43 AM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    It's popular and part of our new forum topic
    Spencerdl likes this.
    03-06-2017 11:24 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Same reason as Pokémon Go.
    03-06-2017 02:27 PM
  4. lowly's Avatar
    Rene has always had an affinity for Nintendo. See The main difference between Nintendo and Apple is self awareness | iMore. But, to my knowledge, there is no real substantive connection between Apple and Nintendo other than the hoopla surrounding Mario Run.
    03-06-2017 02:43 PM
  5. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Pokemon Go makes sense to me because it's an app.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    03-06-2017 03:36 PM
  6. sittms1985's Avatar
    There is a contest going on to win a Nintendo Switch. One of the ways to enter is to comment in the Nintendo Switch part of the forum. If you're interested in entering you can follow this link https://wn.nr/CYMKrP.
    03-06-2017 04:37 PM
  7. Trigati's Avatar
    I was semi-wondering this myself. I mean, I really don't mind, but there does seem to be quite a bit of articles on iMore. I'm guessing its because there's not much current Apple product information at the moment, probably a drought before the spring Apple event.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    03-06-2017 06:25 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Pokemon Go makes sense to me because it's an app.
    They're basically trying to increase membership on the forum. By promoting popular games, they bring in new members who may continue to be regular active members.
    03-07-2017 07:36 AM
  9. miajustine's Avatar
    Why not? It's Nintendo Switch!!! <3
    Greek Geek likes this.
    03-07-2017 08:13 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why not? It's Nintendo Switch!!! <3
    Why not Words With Friends? It's a popular game on iOS. LOL
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    03-07-2017 09:12 AM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    This is not a complaint. I only click on stories that I am interested in, but I was just wondering if there was a connection between Apple and Nintendo that I was missing.
    Thats a great question steve_w_7

    Our community Manager, James said to us they want to try expand the iMore news to include more things not just related to Apple. Which can appeal to a slightly wider audience including Gamers

    We're expanding coverage areas on iMore to include gaming and a lot more. We want to welcome in as many gamers as we can!
    Also, Nintendo launching the Switch is a pretty big deal and is very popular right now. Just like Pokémon Go is/was
    Greek Geek likes this.
    03-07-2017 09:31 AM
  12. steve_w_7's Avatar
    I see... Since Apple doesn't have a gaming console (Microsoft has the Xbox so there is a ton of Xbox talk on Windows Central), iMore has 'adopted' the Switch. Makes sense, I suppose. Thanks!
    Tinkernaught likes this.
    03-07-2017 05:22 PM
  13. diegohv's Avatar
    I was wondering the same thing, but since I'm a Nintendo fan it does not bother me.
    07-07-2017 10:26 PM
  14. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    I see... Since Apple doesn't have a gaming console (Microsoft has the Xbox so there is a ton of Xbox talk on Windows Central), iMore has 'adopted' the Switch. Makes sense, I suppose. Thanks!
    I had the same question, so thank you for asking and receiving all the helpful replies.
    07-08-2017 03:12 AM
  15. erichards2's Avatar
    Well, it also has to do with the imore contest going on right now for a Nintendo switch bundle.
    07-08-2017 03:57 PM
  16. jbancasto's Avatar
    I would say a big reason is that the intersection of gaming and mobile devices is becoming more and more blurred. The Switch has the ability to blur that line even further, should Nintendo ever get smart about their mobile strategy.
    07-09-2017 04:58 PM
  17. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It’s part of them “putting the More in iMore.” Also, most of the sites have a console platform section for one of the big consoles. Naturally WindowsCentral has Xbox. iMore just got Nintendo, and now the Switch is the big new Nintendo console. The increased posts in the Nintendo Switch forum has to do with the iMore Nintendo Switch giveaway.
    robertk328 likes this.
    07-09-2017 08:19 PM
  18. mikeyllorin's Avatar
    The Venn Diagram between Apple nerds and Nintendo fans seems to be pretty substantial. I think it’s a good bet on iMore’s part.
    07-11-2017 07:57 PM
  19. onix7cv's Avatar
    I'm sure you've received and read something like this already, but I'll put in my two cents. I think it has to do with the type of business iMore.com is. It's an information business. There are only so many news about apple that iMore can post before running out of information. They need readers, they don't always have to be apple readers, but, people that are into technology tend to also like video games, so most readers don't mind. It helps them keep their business afloat while Apple news are slow. The same thing goes with all he Pokemon news. I don't read any, but I understand why they're necessary.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-11-2017 08:11 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm sure you've received and read something like this already, but I'll put in my two cents. I think it has to do with the type of business iMore.com is. It's an information business. There are only so many news about apple that iMore can post before running out of information. They need readers, they don't always have to be apple readers, but, people that are into technology tend to also like video games, so most readers don't mind. It helps them keep their business afloat while Apple news are slow. The same thing goes with all he Pokemon news. I don't read any, but I understand why they're necessary.
    There’s certainly truth to what you’re saying. Plain and simple, iMore is supported by ad revenue and the more readers they can attract the more revenue they bring in. Pokémon Go articles attract more readers than the majority of articles directly related to Apple.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-11-2017 08:56 PM
  21. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    It's a hot topic right now, so they prolly get more views, and members by staying current.
    07-19-2017 05:14 PM
  22. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    Also (I have no idea if this is true about imore and Nintendo) sometimes companies will sponsor sites with an agreement that they get more articles.

    This is 100% speculation on my part
    07-19-2017 05:17 PM
  23. Apex0's Avatar
    Because the writers have one, like it, and also would like to expand their community.
    07-22-2017 11:45 AM
  24. gameraddikted's Avatar
    It’s still hugely popular and sold out in a lot of places. Makes sense, write a ton of stories on a product that has already launched and still have a lot of hype.
    07-22-2017 10:27 PM
  25. Kilwillie's Avatar
    Maybe switchcentral.com is in the works?
    07-24-2017 05:31 PM
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