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Nintendo slaps down reports of iOS demo app

Nintendo slaps down reports of iOS demo app

Nintendo has denied claims it is working on an iOS app dedicated to serving-up playable demos of its new titles.

A report from Japanese business news site Nikkei suggests Nintendo is ready to make the move to mobile with mini games in an attempt to get users of iPhones and iPads to shell out for full versions of the titles on Ninty's own hardware.

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But in a clear statement issued in the wake of the story, Nintendo said: “Nikkei's article contains information previously stated by Mr Iwata [Nintendo’s CEO] 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 minigames on smartphone devices."

Just last week, Iwata had mentioned ‘smart devices’ and his companies need to understand them better. There were also rumours last year that Nintendo was working on its own Android tablet.

The once-dominant games giant has seen its profits slide and its sales projections dip as mobile games on iOS and Android gain in popularity. That it won’t consider these new platforms suggests it could be in for more tough times in the months ahead.



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