Selvom Nintendos Switch-konsol har været en bragende succes for firmaet, så er der altså ingen garanti for, at spillekonsoller forbliver en fast del af Nintendos fremtidsplaner.
We aren’t really fixated on our consoles. 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.
Bare tanken om at Nintendo kunne finde på at lægge udvikling af spillekonsoller på hylden, virker i dag helt uvirkelig, men Furukawa har en god pointe, vedrørende hvordan teknologien hele tiden udvikler sig, og at det kan være udfordrende at følge med.