Nintendo Denies Reports of ‘Mini-Games’ for iOS and Other Mobile Platforms

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS, iPhone on 28/01/2014 by Chris Hauk


Nintendo is just saying “nintend-oh hell no!” to reports that it plans to offer “mini-games” on iOS and other smartphone platforms.



Nikkei’s widely reported tale of Mario et al. coming to a smartphone near you is unlikely to happen — at least in the way we were all half-hoping for. The company has told Engadget that it has no plans to offer “mini-games” on smartphone platforms, reiterating its CEO’s statements in prior financial reports that touched on using smart devices to better promote its games, characters and hardware.

A briefing is expected later this week, and it should be discovered then about what the big N has in store.

Nintendo’s full statement 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 minigames on smartphone devices. “


Chris Hauk

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