Nintendo Denies Smartphone Rumors


On Monday, rumors started (thanks to Japanese outlet Nikkei) swirling that Nintendo was set to bring mini-games based on its classic franchises to mobile phones in order to help promote the company and its Wii U console. Today, Nintendo has made sure to put that rumor to rest by releasing a statement to Engadget that denies the rumor.

The full statement from Nintendo is as follows:

"“Nikkei’s article contains information previously stated by Mr. Iwata during past press conferences, including statements which relate to Nintendo’s willingness to make use of smart devices to promote our products.However during such past announcements Mr. Iwata has also stated that Nintendo’s intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices and as such, we can confirm that there are no plans to offer mini-games on smartphone devices. “"

A denial doesn’t get as clear as that one by Nintendo. We should, however, expect to hear more from the company on Thursday, January 30 when the corporate management briefing from Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata takes place. Nintendo is also expected to release it’s Q3 financial results tomorrow, January 29.


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