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Nintendo: “we can confirm that there are no plans to offer mini-games on smartphone devices”

Posted on January 28, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo has ruled out speculation that it will be bringing “mini-games” (also categorized as demos) to smartphone devices.

Nikkei published a report yesterday indicating that Nintendo would be increasing its presence on mobile hardware. Mini-games and an increase in advertising were mentioned as two prominent ways in which the company would be pushing its products on smartphones and tablets in the future.

A new statement from Nintendo, however, indicates otherwise. It flat-out says, “we can confirm that there are no plans to offer mini-games on smartphone devices.”

You can find the statement in full after the break.

“We can confirm that we have not made any new announcements or disclosed the contents of the Corporate Management Policy Briefing which will be held in Japan on 30th January 2014.

“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.”

“We will share the materials from Mr Iwata’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing in English when his presentation is finished.”

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