Nintendo Asked About Next Game System

Nintendo were asked about follow-up to the Nintendo Switch system at The 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders last week…

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Nintendo on Developing New Mobile Software

Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that are “thinking about what new things we can propose in the Mobile Business“, and that they are currently under development. Furukawa says the reveal will come when the time s right. Read the full translated question and answer below. [Thanks, BlackKite]

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Nintendo Shares at 3 Month Low Over Coronavirus Fears

Nintendo Co., Ltd. shares today closed trading at 40,770.00 JPY, a drop of 3.55%, and a new three month low due to fears of the coronavirus. Company President Shuntaro Furukawa admitted that the emergency is “beginning to have more or less an impact on production.” [Thanks, Siliconera]

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Furukawa: “Developers… Can Do As Freely As They Want”

The final part of our translation of the Nikkei interview with Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa, talks about Esports, not interfering with development, Japan’s declining population, and more. Thanks to BlackKite for the translation. Please credit Japanese Nintendo and link to this post if using any part of this translation elsewhere. Check out part one here and part two here.

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Furukawa: “I Don’t Think Dedicated Consoles Will Disappear”

Part two of our translation of the Nikkei interview with Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa, talks about Google Stadia, cloud gaming, an ‘innovation dilemma’, and ongoing interest in AR. Thanks to BlackKite for the translation. Please credit Japanese Nintendo and link to this post if using any part of this translation elsewhere. Check out part one here and look forward to part three shortly!

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Furukawa: “Games Are Not Life-Essential Products”

In part one of our translation of the Nikkei interview with Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa, he discusses new technology such as AR, the harshness of the game and entertainment business and the sense of danger he has from games not being “life-essential” products, and can games continue to innovate. Thanks to BlackKite for the translation. Please credit Japanese Nintendo and link to this post if using any part of this translation elsewhere. Look out for future parts shortly.

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Nintendo President’s Fave Game is Pokémon

From a recent interview with Nikkei, Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa says his favourite recent release is Pokémon Sword & Shield for the Nintendo Switch Lite as he likes collecting characters in the game! Look out for full translations of the interview over the coming days at Japanese Nintendo. Thanks to Naruki.

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Attach Rate For Link’s Awakening And Switch Lite is High

With Nintendo Switch Lite launching simultaneously with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, the attach rate is understandably high, as it has also been during the initial stage for titles that are preferred by core gamers, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa says that as the consumer base broadens, “I think this might change”.

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Nintendo Switch & Lite Have Similar Hardware Gross Profit Ratio

Despite the difference in sales price and the absolute amount of profit being different, Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa says that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are not very different, in terms of hardware gross profit ratio. Furukawa also says that during this year’s holiday season and into next year and beyond, the company intend to maximize the install base of the Nintendo Switch family in all markets, by communicating the handheld aspect and appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite.

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