The NintendoPhone: Not Happening, Says Reggie
Posted by Damien McFerran
Japanese giant has no interest in encroaching on Apple's territory
Rumours about Nintendo entering the mobile phone arena have been floating around for what seems like years now but the company's US main man Reggie Fils-Aime has effectively quashed such speculation in a recent statement to the New York Times:
“Telephony is not in our wheelhouse. It's not something I anticipate us getting into."
Hardly a massive shock; it's clear that Nintendo is good at making games machines and the company is well aware that trying to appeal to a different sector of the market can often backfire (just look at the PSP's early life).
As much as we'd love to have a DS-successor that plays games, makes phone calls and even washes our dirty underwear, for the time being all of Nintendo's products are focused on one function, which is probably a good thing.