Earlier this month Nintendo further reduced their sales projection for the Wii U for their current fiscal year which ends in March. In the wake of that disappointing news, Nintendo’s Iwata stated in a press conference that his company is now considering to make use of smart devices to promote their products.
Without a doubt the mobile market is huge but it’s going to require a lot of work on Nintendo’s part to pierce that niche, along with some luck as well. Consumers though started speculating the on chance of Nintendo bringing many of their iconic franchises to mobile. This was downplayed by the company.
Following that a report by Japanese media corp Nikkei was released recently that said Nintendo would be bringing free mini-games on phones. According to a statement given to Engadget, this is not going to happen.
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.
Nintendo is going to release their financial results for Q3 tomorrow. We may hear more from Nintendo which clarifies their plans for the future.