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Nintendo Still Without Plans To Release Nintendo IPs To Other Platforms, Including Mobile Devices

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Posted July 6, 2011 - By Sophie Prell

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The Pokemon Company announced their plans to bring a free Pokemon-based rhythm game to iPhone and Android smartphones, but don't get your hopes up about an official Mario app from Nintendo or other Nintendo IP iOS or Android games. Nintendo PR Yasuhio Minagawa clarified to Bloomberg that, "there is no change, and no plans for the future."

If you're confused, here's the lowdown: Pokemon actually isn't owned by Nintendo, the IP is actually owned by (who else?) The Pokemon Company, which Nintendo owns a significant share of: 32% to be exact. Nintendo also acts as the distributor of Pokemon titles, as well as owning part of the Pokemon trademark.

In a classic case of "no good deed goes unpunished," Nintendo's stock rose just a smidgen shy of 5% following reports of the Pokemon rhythm game, and subsequently dropped by 3.7% following Minagawa's clarification.

Do you think Nintendo should embrace mobile platforms?

Source: Bloomberg (Japanese) ; Bloomberg (English translated)

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