While the wider games industry continues to argue that Nintendo should move into the smartphone game space, Nintendo's top brass are sticking by their guns and saying "no, thank you." The latest to speak up is Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who talked to Games.com about the company's stance.
Asked if Nintendo was interested in entering the iOS and Android space following recent chatter, Fils-Aime said:
Therefore, the concept of having our core franchises on other systems really flies in the face of what we believe in, and that's because by understanding the hardware, that's how we're able to bring these great experiences forward.
Fils-Aime highlights two big releases that are arguably only possible on Nintendo hardware — Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword — as perfect proof that the company's philosophy is still working. Considering the review scores for both titles, it's hard to argue.