Nintendo: We are aware there are many PC users
During the 77th annual meeting of shareholders, the President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about the company’s intentions to the PC market, considering the steady growth of this sector.
At the 77th meeting with shareholders, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has talked extensively about the maneuvers required for the future of the Big N.
Of particular interest, Kimishima made a statement about the world of PC gaming, that Nintendo has never approached.
The President was asked the following question: “Game industry has 3 segments: mobile/consoles/PC. PC expanding greatly, programmers being birthed overseas. Does Nintendo plan to make PC software/hardware?,” to which Tatsumi Kimishimaha responded: “We’re aware there are many PC users. Our unified soft/hardware approach is good. However, we also support smartphones. Thanks to smartphones, Nintendo IPs are recognized, leading to returns on console front. Please see videos of our E3 announcements.”
In short, the president Kimishimaha did not leave hopes to PC users but noted that the company has already been granted an exception with smartphones, coming out of the unified model of hardware/software to give greater visibility to their IP.
Nintendo seems to be very conscious about the many PC players, but are they really going to make video games or devices for this sector?