After reports surfaced this week saying that Nintendo would be bring content over to smartphones, the company has issued a statement flatly denying the claim, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
According to a previous VG 24/7 report, Japanese business newspaper Nikkei reported that sources within Nintendo had said that the company would be unveiling plans release demos and videos of content through a dedicated mobile app.
However, in a statement to Engadget, a Nintendo spokesperson said, “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 smartphones 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.
Earlier this month Iwata stood by the company’s long held stance that it wouldn’t shift games to mobile platforms other than Nintendo’s own, despite a bleak financial report that saw sales forecasts for the Wii U slashed by 70 percent for the fiscal year.
Iwata said in a press conference that investors shouldn’t fear the spread of smart devices like phones and tablets, that the increase in that industry “doesn’t mean we should be Mario on smartphones.”