Nintendo rules out their games reaching smartphones

Nintendo has just dispelled the latest rumours that speculated that their games could make the jump to mobile platforms. Although one representative revealed that they were interested in experimenting with mobile devices, it was the company’s president, Satoru Iwata-san, who put the matter to rest.

According to Iwata , the big N is planning to maintain its business model with games exclusively for its own platforms , so for the time being at least I would rule out the idea of developing titles for the various mobile operating systems, such as iOS or Android.

Nintendo rules out their games reaching smartphones
Nintendo rules out their games reaching smartphones

However, Hiroshi Yamauchi’s successor confirmed that the Japanese firm will launch service applications for smartphones which will serve as a bridge to users; a service for information and promotion about Nintendo products that will not aim to generate profit but will serve to create and enhance connections with customers.

It goes without saying that failed to go into detail about the strategies the company would use to attract customers to the application, and of course no additional information was addressed, such as possible launch dates or the content of the service.

Although Iwata-san reiterated that it would be unthinkable for them to make the leap to other hardware , and that their plans for the next 10 years will revolve around improving the quality of life through entertainment , he left a door ajar by saying that they would like to expand into other fields. Will we one day be able to enjoy the most famous plumber in the world of video games on our iPhone and iPad, or will we have to settle for continuing to use emulators?

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