Yesterday Nikkei reported that Nintendo is considering bringing videos and mini-games to mobile platforms as a way to market their console titles. Well, Nintendo is having none of that according to a representative for the company.
Speaking to Engadget the rep. stated that “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. ”
For years analysts have been urging Nintendo to release their back catalog of Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance games on iOS and Android devices. Currently its possible to find bootleg versions of certain games on both platforms. It’s a potential gold mine that Nintendo continues to frown at. Meanwhile, both Sony and Microsoft have embraced mobile devices as a way to market their full console releases.
We’ll have to wait and see what Nintendo’s next move is.