Yesterday, Japan’s largest and most credible business newspaper publication Nikkei (日本経済新聞) reported that Nintendo’s new business strategy involves making use of smartphones to deliver free video content and “mini-game” experiences to market their products and services. While it’s quite obvious that Nintendo has something “mobile-related” tucked snugly away, they’ve yet to reveal their master plan.
Speaking to GameSpot, a Nintendo spokesperson has today issued the following statement, squashing any rumors related to the company offering mini-games.
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.
Tomorrow Nintendo will present their third quarter earnings meeting, held in Osaka, Japan. Following the meeting, Nintendo will share its new plans during its briefing conference in Tokyo, Japan, where Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata will reveal a new business strategy that targets a wider audience.