Nintendo Phone?

News

Nintendon’t think so!
Nintendo “have no desire to get into telephony”, the company’s American President, Reggie Fils-Aime told CNN recently.
Speculation and rumor had been circulating the gaming giant following their negotiations with American network provider ATandT, regarding their provision of free Wi-fi for the recently released Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo “believe that we will earn our way into someone's pocket without having to offer that (phone capability) as an additional factor.” Considering the DS is well on its way to becoming the highest grossing games console of all time (a title held by the obscenely popular PS2) and the reported sell outs, and subsequent shortages, of the 3DS it seems a statement founded more from experience than arrogance.
When it comes to the merging of both telephonic and gaming worlds, Fils-Aime’s believes “phones are utilities. Phones are not by definition entertainment devices.'
A bold statement, and one that the recently reviewed Xperia Play, and not to mention a few hundred thousand Smartphone software applications may take umbrage with.


Nintendo Phone? on ClickOnline.com
About this author

jack@clickonline.com
Staff Reporter
Recent Articles by this author
16 September, 2014
This really rather whimsical trailer for Far Cry 4 does a pretty wonderful job of...
16 September, 2014
Original speculation had the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 set to release at some stage in...
15 September, 2014
Google has purchased Lift Labs, which is great news for Parkinson’s sufferers...
10 September, 2014
Bad news – the pricing and availability for Apple’s recently announced...