hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Nintendo: No plans to offer mini-games on smartphones

1:30 PM on 01.28.2014 // Jordan Devore
  @DtoidJordan

Report denied

Following lower-than-expected sales forecasts for the Wii U and 3DS this year, Nintendo will announce its new strategy to investors on Thursday. Reportedly, this initiative includes releasing mini-games and promotional materials for smartphones in an effort to convince players to grab fully-featured games for Nintendo hardware. Not so, says Nintendo.

In a statement to Engadget, the company denied the mini-game claim: "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."

It would seem Nintendo will have something for smartphones, then -- just not games. We'll find out soon enough and then arguments about how right or wrong the plans are can unfold.

Nintendo denies smartphone software rumor, says it has 'no plans' to offer mini-games on rival hardware [Engadget]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jordan Devore, Managing Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidJordan Tips
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -