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01-28-2014, 06:13 PM #1
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.
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
01-28-2014, 08:46 PM #2
One word for Nintendo..... Blackberry!
01-28-2014, 09:31 PM #3
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!!!
01-28-2014, 10:15 PM #4
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.
01-28-2014, 10:25 PM #5
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01-29-2014, 05:56 AM #6
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.