Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated categorically to Japanese paper the Nikkei that there’s absolutely no chance that Nintendo will develop games for smartphones despite increasing pressure from investors.
This is absolutely not under consideration,” replied Iwata. “If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo. Having a hardware development team in-house is a major strength. It’s the duty of management to make use of those strengths. It’s probably the correct decision in the sense that the moment we started to release games on smartphones we’d make profits. However, I believe my responsibility is not to short term profits, but to Nintendo’s mid and long term competitive strength.”