Despite the news that an official Pokemon game is on its way to iPhone and Google Android devices, Nintendo insisted this week that it has no plans to support non-Nintendo hardware with its games.
How can they make a pokemon game for the iphone doesnt nintendo own pokemon?
According to the article it is not "The Pokemon Company is closely tied with Nintendo and its hardware, Pokemon is still an independent company, with Nintendo owning 32 percent of the firm"
nintendo DOES own pokemon that is a FACT the pokemon company was created after it took off not before and i really doubt that changed all of a sudden as far as i can tell its not even an actual pokemon game
@EYEamNUMBER1 It is just stupid rhythm game, good strategy to attract apple fanboys to pokemon and make them buy DS :)
Pokemon should hit smartphones a year after their release on Nintendo hardware. I would LOVE to see a main pokemon game like Black or White on my iPhone.
@EYEamNUMBER1, There is nothing FACT about an opinion. In order to technically OWN a company, you need to possess atleast 51% of said companies stock. The pokemon company is a subsidiary of gamefreaks inc, and nintendo only owns 32% stock in it. Pokemon is and always has been owned by gamefreakes. Just to add to that. Nintendo has been the PUBLISHER of pokemon up til this point but that doesn't make them the owners, that would be like saying 2K games owns oblivion.
cool pokemons on itouch, hells yeah....hour one buy for me ,cough COUGH, JAILBROKEN Cough))
Pokemon on Iphone? This reeks of communism.
It is possible since Nintendo would still own the IP. The only issue is that Apple would get a large cut of the sales made, plus it gives Apple an advantage over future/present Nintendo handhelds. Pokemon on a smart phone would be a KILLER in terms of sales, so would be a massive cash in. Is it worth Nintendo taking the risk and whether or not they would give up to much ground to Apple in the long run is the real question.
it's not a true pokemon game. move along, nothing to see here.
Yeah you are right, when I read the full article I noticed that too. It would be great if they put an actual Pokemon game on android/iphone. I would buy it.
yea what he said above. its some pokemon smart phone spin off game which will mostlikely be garbage by our standards but AAA by casual phone gamers. if anything its a smart move puttin the pokemon name out on the appstore, if ppl really like the game it will turn into sales for the main titles which can only be played on a nintendo system.
and the pokemon phone game isnt really a pokemon game at all. Its an app game thing People put to much stock in things like this
"While The Pokemon Company is closely tied with Nintendo and its hardware, Pokemon is still an independent company, with Nintendo owning 32 percent of the firm, Minagawa said." Interesting, I've always thought that Nintendo made and owned Pokemon. So it was the company's choice to put it on smartphones then. Although it's only a small game or app i'm sure Nintendo would not be too pleased after what they said before but its hardly an issue.
So IN THEORY we could get a POkemon game for PS360? Mindblowing!
I doubt pokemon on a smart phone would be any good. Wouldn't surprise me if it's just a bunch of mini games and what not.
Nintendo wont allow it. Pokemon is one of their big exclusives.
It's not, the game will be released, NIntendo owns 37% of the pokemon company, it's interesting seeing how the franchise is spreading toother platforms
but ninetendo DOES own pokemon they have equal ownership of pokemon with creatures inc and game freak that is a FACT as ive said already the pokemon company is a marketing and licensing front they don't actually own the pokemon name
37% is enough to have a say in what the future of the franchise is. Nintendo will work hard to keep the games exclusive to it's hardware. From what i'm reading on wikipedia it looks like Gamefreak is owned by Nintendo. Nintendo also has the publishing and licensing rights for Pokemon games. "rhythm game featuring Pokemon characters" That's from the article. Nintendo will have no problem releasing something like that on iPhone. In fact it would be clever marketing. But you wont be seeing a full blown Pokemon game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
nintendo made the right decision it would be silly for them to support ipad and androids which are not gaming device....that would basically kill the 3ds and vita ..
I see you all enjoy talking out of your butt.. Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon?, English pronunciation: /ˈpoʊkeɪmɒn/ poh-kay-mon) is a media franchise published and OWNED by the video game company NINTENDO and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996.
Well idk about you people your apple products but. For us droid users there are plenty of emulators in which you can play pokemon.
This is a marketing tool to draw more attention to the franchise. You won't see a full game on non-Nintendo hardware. btw, Pokémon is copyrighted to Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures Inc and The Pokémon Company. Nintendo is Nintendo, Game Freak is independent, Creatures Inc is owned by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company is part owned by Nintendo. Nintendo has enough ownership of the brand to veto anything if they want.
if insomniac games jumped ship from sony, why cant Ratchet and Clank also go to iphone?
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