Nintendo rules out move into iPhone games

Pokemon going mobile, but Nintendo won't change its software development strategy

Following the news that an official Pokemon game is headed to iOS and Android devices, Nintendo has issued a statement confirming it has no intention of making software for platforms other than its own.


The free Pokemon game, Pokemon Say Tap, is in development at Nintendo affiliate the Pokemon Co. The platform holder owns 32 percent of the firm, but a spokesperson told Bloomberg the Pokemon Co. is independent.

Nintendo's strategy to develop software only for its own hardware "hasn't changed and won't change", Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa added.

[ SOURCE: Bloomberg ]