In an interview with Japanese news organization Nikkei (translated by Andriasang), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata reiterated the company’s stance on creating games for smartphones.“This is absolutely not under consideration,” Iwata definitively replied when asked about Nintendo possibly making smartphone games.
Iwata is resolute and unambiguous – as long as he’s in charge, Nintendo supporting non-Nintendo platforms is off the table.
Earlier this year news sites buzzed when an analyst told his investors he thought Nintendo should start making games for smartphones. The news came a month after The Pokemon Co. announced a rhythm matching game featuring Pokemon characters for iOS, which some news sites conflated as Nintendo making a Pokemon iPhone game. (That game was released in Japan, but hasn’t been seen anywhere else.)