Rumor: Nintendo Going Mobile This Thursday?

It seems as though Japanese newspaper The Nikkei has reported that Nintendo will be going mobile this upcoming Thursday. Here’s what was said about it:

According to the country’s biggest business publication, Nintendo will make such an announcement this Thursday, the day it holds a briefing for investors. But Nintendo will not simply put Mario, Pokémon or other games on smartphones. According to the report, Nintendo plans to use Android and/or iOS devices (not confirmed at this point) to market its console games. To be more concrete, The Nikkei writes that Nintendo wants to use smartphones to expand its potential user base by spreading information about new game releases, i.e. by using video to introduce future titles. (This will probably happen through some kind of official Nintendo app.)

In addition, Nintendo is said to be planning to put so-called “mini games” on smartphones, playable demos of console games – content that can only be purchased in full on Nintendo hardware. The reasoning here is to give smartphone-only players a taste of the experience without making the actual game available on non-Nintendo devices and convert these users into Nintendo customers. According to The Nikkei, this content will be entirely free, and Nintendo is not planning to offer paid or freemium games on smartphones at the moment.

So as clarification for the billionth time, Nintendo has no plans to go mobile anytime soon.

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