Nintendo plans on releasing free mini games on smartphones by year’s end, according to a new report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei. It’s unclear whether the games will be stand-alone titles, or merely demos for existing or upcoming Nintendo games available on the company’s own hardware; the company is apparently hoping to leverage smartphones and tablets to entice people to buy its handheld and home consoles.
Other information about Nintendo games may be made available through smartphones, as well. Further details on the plan will reportedly be announced this week.
Update: Nintendo has told Engadget the company has no plans to release mini-games on smartphones..