Nintendo is not betting on streaming
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says streaming is not a big priority for his company, although Nintendo is obviously “always actively researching technologies”.
Furukawa talked to Nikkei about what's next for the company, and Nintendo's focus is on selling games rather than hopping on the latest hype train. Judging by Google's recent vote of no confidence in Stadia and Microsoft's rather quiet handling of xCloud, it looks like it is a bit early to declare streaming the future of gaming.
Fun above all: “People all over the world enjoying games by utilizing the various features of smartphones, personal computers, and dedicated gaming consoles. I’m sure new offerings like cloud gaming and streaming will emerge, but they won’t be a top priority when choosing what game to play,” Furukawa told Nikkei.
Trendsetting: Furukawa emphasized the “contents of a game as well as the kind of games you can play” as most important, but that Nintendo acknowledges that technology plays a fundamental role in videogames and that they are “always actively researching technologies that could be the starting point of something fun.”