Nintendo has made it clear that it has no intention of developing games for Android anytime soon, but is the company dismissing mobile gaming too soon?
Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper is reporting that Nintendo will release an official Android app to promote its products while also offering mini-games which serve as demos for the full console versions. However it looks like full ports won’t be coming any time soon.
It has been a bad weekend for Nintendo. On Friday the company announced that it expects to make a loss of some $335m for the financial year ending 31 March 2014. It also altered its sales forecast for its Wii U games console. Originally Nintendo estimated it would sell 9 million Wii U units but it has now cut its forecast by nearly 70% to 2.8 million units. The company also reduced the sales forecast for its 3DS console from 18 million to 13.5 million units. As a result of this bad news industry analysts have renewed calls for Nintendo to release its games…
According to a series of rumors allegedly from a Nintendo software engineer, Nintendo is currently working on its own Android tablet aimed at the educational market.
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