Currently waiting for the results obtained during the holidays, Nintendo is expected to strengthen its position in 2019 with a Nintendo Switch announced as the future best selling console of the year. However, it seems that their future is not necessarily turned to home consoles. It is even rumored that soon enough, Nintendo could turn away from home consoles.
Indeed, in an interview with Nikkei, Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, announced more mobile content to ensure a consistent revenue, but also added that flexibility was now very important for the years to come:
“We aren’t really fixated on our consoles,” Furukawa told Nikkei. “At the moment we’re offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software – and that’s what we’re basing how we deliver the ‘Nintendo experience’ on. That being said, technology changes. We’ll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on.”
“It has been over 30 years since we started developing consoles. Nintendo’s history goes back even farther than that, and through all the struggles that they faced the only thing that they thought about was what to make next. In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles – flexibility is just as important as ingenuity.” Translation Source