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Nintendo President Shares His Vision for 2016
Nintendo’s President, Tatsumi Kimishima has been talking about his and Nintendo’s vision for 2016 and it makes for interesting reading. This includes some information about what Nintendo will bring with their new console, the NX.
His statement was shared in the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shinbun (online version) where he promised an interesting year. He says that Nintendo are looking to share new ideas with the game industry and look at new ways to play games. Nintendo are on a new mission to surprise the fans, and pull their interest towards Nintendo.
He also said that details would be revealed about the new NX console, and this would be based on a “new” idea. This will be interesting to finally see as we tend to hear a lot of rumours about the console but not any concrete facts.
He states that he saw the importance of spearing Nintendo’s software to the world, and gaining more fans. This would include moving to new endeavours such as movies and cartoons. In the technology side this also means bringing Nintendo games to mobile devices.
One interesting point is about an online service which will be coming in March this will allow players of Nintendo games to earn points from playing. This will include people who play the games on mobile devices too not just actual Nintendo hardware.
The main importance appears to be that Nintendo are looking to diversify their revenue sources and to grow the software business for the company. Nintendo understands that their power is in their characters they own, and that they are the pillar for building company revenue.
So basically this was Nintendo’s view of how to progress into the new year. Obviously for fans the importance right now is revealing what the NX will bring to them. The fact that Nintendo are also looking at the importance of mobile games is also something worth keeping an eye on.
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