The Nintendo Switch is almost here, and a lot of hype is building up around Nintendo's next console. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has taken the time to talk about the Nintendo Switch, and how important he thinks Nintendo is to the gaming industry.
In an interview with The Game Theorists, Fils-Aime takes time to discuss about the state of Nintendo and if ever the company will decide to forgo making hardware and focus on games for the third party. Matpat from the channel had pointed out that Nintendo is currently being floored by Sony in the console market, and that the company only saw a rise in stocks after they announced that they were making games like Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run for mobile devices.
Fils-Aime, however, remains adamant that Nintendo should keep making consoles since they are considered innovators of the gaming industry. "When Nintendo creates a gaming console, we're not just thinking about the next generation of an easily used gaming computer. We are rethinking the way we play games. That's what differentiates us from the rest of the market," said Fils-Aime.
It is true that the gaming industry has a lot to thank for Nintendo. Many gaming staples were introduced by the company like directional pads on controllers, the option to save games, the start button and wireless controllers. Fils-Aime even pointed out that the Wii was considered to be a success because it was able to introduce gaming to a whole generation of players who haven't even touched a controller before.
The argument then goes to the stocks of Nintendo and what decisions should be made to keep the business going. Fils-Aime then says that Nintendo has been around for a while, and fans should just leave all the business problems to the company; Nintendo is doing just fine.
Though Nintendo has had some of its missteps (like the Virtual Boy and Wii U), some can't help but agree with Fils-Aime's points that Nintendo is a company that continues to innovate when it comes to games.
Watch out for the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3.