It looks like the rumours are true; Nintendo will soon start developing smartphone apps and possibly games.
I knew this was coming. I said it a long time ago. Nintendo needs to evolve.
Making games for smart phones isn't evolving.
Evolving, no. Sadly, it's more like succumbing.
Read the article, bro. "Therefore, we would like to, instead of directly expanding our business on smart devices, focus on achieving greater ties with our consumers on smart devices and expanding our platform business." Anything that they release on smart devices will be for the sole purpose of advertising their hardware and software. They aren't expanding their business onto IOS and Android, as stated in the article. If they do release games, they won't be full fledged releases. It's not what you thought.
Damn Nintendo to have stoop this far survive i guess this is survival of fittest!
Title is misleading. Nintendo didn't confirm anything. The article states that Nintendo didn't give any specifics and Iwata did not confirm it directly.
Take this article down they didn't say that they said the opposite
They technically didn't say anything specific. Here is the quote from Iwata, "I have not given any restrictions to the development team, even not ruling out the possibility of making games or using our game characters. However, if you report that we will release Mario on smart devices, it would be a completely misleading statement.” Sounds to me like they will release apps featuring their characters but they won't be full fledged games. He is basically saying that you can expect to see something but don't expect to see the next installment of Mario on IOS.
"possibility of making games" Sounds to me like we'll see some sort of Nintendo games on mobile platforms.
@Pat_11_5, but the last part of his statement rules out the possibility of them releasing anything major. Don't expect a full fledged Mario game on your mobile device, you will be severely disappointed. The author of this article should have chose a different title.
Thanks to the misleading title the site got an extra hit...dag nabbit!!
Fu€+!;'*%@ smartphones are ruining the gaming
Holy shit, they said the exact opposite, they reassured that they won't make games for smartphones and will only use smartphones for advertisements.
This is a misleading title.
The article is totally opposite to the posted title, more click bait hate.
Huh. They have said they probably won't be making full games, so I wonder what it'll be? I think they could probably do a great Talking Tom-like game with a choice of the Mario characters. After all, the only reason I was unimpressed by Talking Tom is that the characters are completely unlikable. I mean, just imagine being able to stroke Luigi's moustache on your phone. That's got me sold already.
Actually, it's just apps. Apps that'll be used to entice buyers to buy their hardware. Nintendo has already confirmed that they will not be developing mobile games, nor releasing older titles on mobile devices.
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