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Nintendo: No plans to offer mini-games on smartphones


Nintendo isn't bringing free mini-games to smartphones, according to a statement given to Engadget. Following a report by Japanese media corp Nikkei that suggested Nintendo is planning to release trailers and free mini-games on phones, the company re-iterated CEO Satoru Iwata's statements against Nintendo software being on such devices.

"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," reads the Nintendo statement provided to Engadget. "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."

That seems clear, but we may hear more when Nintendo releases its Q3 financial results tomorrow, or as news comes from the corporate management briefing the day after.

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