Nintendo’s newest president Shuntaro Furukawa stated in a recent interview that the company could potentially transition away from making home game consoles in the future. According to translations of his Nikkei interview, Furukawa stated Nintendo isn’t “really fixated on our consoles” and that “flexibility is just as important as ingenuity.”
He continued: “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. […] 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.”
Furukawa intends to flip the way Nintendo does business on its ear, opening up towards creating mobile games and expanding sales in Southeast Asia as well as the Middle East. Although it’s highly unlikely the mega-successful Nintendo Switch will be the company’s last home console, as Microsoft and Sony are already working on their successor consoles.