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    Default Nintendo Denies Report of Plans to Release Demo Games on Mobile Platforms


    A recent report from the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei claimed that Nintendo is planning on unveiling an iOS app to market content for its Wii U and 3DS. The app also allegedly features information about new games from Nintendo and the mobile initiative potentially also including playable demos of console and handheld games. In a recent statement provided to Engadget, Nintendo denied that it is planning to offer such minigames on smartphone platforms by saying the following:

    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 minigames on smartphone devices.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Nintendo is at a crossroad as mobile gaming gains on both the console and handheld market. The Japanese game maker reported its third consecutive annual loss and adjusted its forecast to reflect a 35 billion yen ($335.76 million) operating loss, instead of the previously projected profit of 100 billion yen. The company also slashed its sales forecasts for the Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million units and cut estimates for the 3DS from 18 million to 13.5 million units.

    Investors and Nintendo fans alike have been calling for the game company to embrace mobile platforms but the company executives have so far remained steadfast in focusing their valuable game franchise exclusive to Nintendo-branded hardware. We’ll have to wait and see what happens going forward.

    Source: Engadget, Nikkei

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    One word for Nintendo..... Blackberry!

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    If they do embrace the mobile platform it will only make the problem worse. They need to come up with something revolutionary. It's the only way. Maybe a partnership with Arnold. GET TO DA CHOPPPAAA!!!

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    These guys really need some new management. They still only want to develop games for consoles they own? Come on, those days are far gone now, and if that be their aim, they'd be far better off developing a console for "hardcore" gamers instead, as "casual" gamers tend to like iPhones more than Wiis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
    These guys really need some new management. They still only want to develop games for consoles they own? Come on, those days are far gone now, and if that be their aim, they'd be far better off developing a console for "hardcore" gamers instead, as "casual" gamers tend to like iPhones more than Wiis.
    And what Nintendo titles are "hardcore"??? Mario(bros,cart,smash), Zelda, Donkey Kong??? We grew up on Nintendo, so we love the characters. We are grown up and expect the kids games to grow up with us??? Nintendo IS the kids console. Us "big kids" just have nostalgia for these characters. Nintendo would be wise to put some titles on handhelds. How many people would BUY Mario cart to play on their phone/tablet??? Like EVERYONE!!! The game has changed, the market is different, and you either evolve or die just like SEGA did...

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    I personally love the Wii U, but third-party support is nonexistent. The market is crowded and game developers have better options. Maybe Nintendo should scratch it's console and stick to its Nintendo DS.

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