As more and more people are being introduced to gaming via their smartphones, more and more gaming companies are responding by adapting to this new trend.  Nintendo has always been a stern opponent against gaming on smartphones, going so far as to keep its franchises only on Nintendo consoles and handhelds.

In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto, head of Nintendo’s EAD department and creator of the Zelda series, stated that he is looking at ways to create games which could never be reproduced on a smartphone, tablet, or handheld device other than a piece of hardware specifically made for gaming, such as the Wii or Nintendo 3DS.

“What we really have to do is try to be different. We are trying to  create something that can never be reproduced on the smart phone.”

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Whether Nintendo can continue to oppose this rapidly growing means of gaming is still up in the air.  Perhaps one day we’ll all be playing Zelda on our phones, rather than on our DS.  On the other hand, maybe Nintendo’s plans for the future will prove that they can still make games that could never be enjoyed as much on such a handheld.

Where do you stand on the smartphone gaming debate–should Nintendo catch up with the times and enter the era of the smartphone, or should it stay true to its unique creative traditions and continue on its current path?

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle (via