Nintendo Doesn’t Know How Their Next Console Will Be Able to Follow the Switch – What We Know!

“Nevertheless, the query of whether or not we can simply as easily transition from the Nintendo Change to the following technology of {hardware} is a significant concern for us,” Furukawa admits. “Based mostly on our experiences with the Wii, Nintendo DS, and different {hardware}, it is rather clear that one of many main obstacles is the best way to simply transition from one {hardware} to the following.”

Whereas Furukawa refrains from speaking concerning the relative failures of the Wii U and 3DS in-depth, he manages to make an ideal level all the identical. Nintendo has been capable of comply with up profitable {hardware} previously (who didn’t love the SNES), however they’ve additionally struggled to reply that dreaded “What’s subsequent?” query. Thoughts you, that’s not unusual. The PlayStation 3 was thought of to be a considerably weak successor to the PS2, and the Xbox One couldn’t fairly reside as much as the Xbox 360. One technology’s success may be the following technology’s burden to bear.

The Change state of affairs is particularly fascinating, although. With the Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo tried to carefully affiliate their new {hardware} releases with their most up-to-date successes (simply have a look at the names). Whereas each of these gadgets had loads of issues of their very own, it appears that evidently Nintendo is actually making an attempt to keep away from a “Change U” state of affairs. They’d clearly like to capitalize on the Change’s success however they not appear to imagine that doing so is so simple as main current customers into the following technology with assist from a considerably acquainted title. If something, they could be realizing that the Change title carries these aforementioned burdens and expectations.

To that finish, Furukawa means that the answer could contain making certain that the following Nintendo console is designed to assist welcome as many current Change customers as attainable.

“To assist alleviate this danger, we’re specializing in constructing long-term relationships with our clients,” Furukawa says. “Whereas we are going to proceed launching new software program on the Nintendo Change, we can even present providers that additionally use Nintendo Accounts and different IP exterior of gaming software program. We intend for this to assist construct an enduring influence with our clients.”

It’s value noting that Furukawa has beforehand hinted that the following Nintendo console may very well be backward suitable with the Change, however his assertion appears to be about greater than that. It nearly appears like Nintendo is concerned about making a form of ecosystem that isn’t tied to a selected piece of {hardware}. Whether or not which means increasing the Change On-line service, providing extra cloud gaming choices, and even exploring social prospects that transcend gaming, Nintendo (like Sony and Microsoft) appears to be open to the concept of pondering past the standard {hardware} cycles.