Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa recently sat down with Nikkei for an interview about all things Nintendo. In the snippet below, Furukawa discusses how Nintendo researches new tech and the most important aspects of games.
With the rise in popularity of smartphones, our strategy is to grow the population of people who play video games. 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. I think the most important things there are are the contents of a game as well as the kind of games you can play.
On the other hand, technological advances can make a big difference to the gaming experience itself. Since this can happen at any time, we’re always actively researching technologies that could be the starting point of something fun.