New Console Plans, Switch Shortage and Nintendo Direct issues addressed

We got quite a bit of information from Nintendo via their recent Shareholders meeting, including news regarding their future console plans, ways to address the Nintendo Switch shortage and also more about the lack of Nintendo Direct broadcasts this year.

Super Mario Odyssey/ Nintendo

Addressing a wide range of questions in the 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Shuntaro Furukawa, the Director and President over at Nintendo, Shinya Takahashi and Ko Shiota aimed to spread light on several topics brought up by Shareholders.

One of the first questions posed to the panel was on the subject of the Nintendo Switch shortage and the large price-tag currently seen for Switch Consoles. Furukawa said the team wanted to “express our apologies” to consumers, suggesting that the company was taking steps to “increase the production and shipping” of the console in future.

Maybe Nintendo needs to take some pointers on speed from these guys! / Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games/ Nintendo

The future of consoles at Nintendo was also brought up, with Furukawa suggesting that the company was eager to “extend the life cycle of Nintendo Switch”. Shiota, the Director and Senior Executive Officer also offered some interesting insights, suggesting that the company is keen on continuing to explore “opportunities for gameplay in various scenes” and will be “considering the form” of future consoles based on how successful the Switch has been.

So, it looks like future consoles with Nintendo might also be versatile machines, able to be used both in the home as well as on the go.

The topic of Nintendo Direct broadcasts was also one raised by the Shareholders, with Furukawa suggesting that fans should expect “other methods” may be used to “deliver the latest information”. He also asked fans and consumers to “please stay tuned” suggesting that future plans are in the works around some announcements for the company.

You can read the full Shareholder’s meeting notes by clicking here.

So, what are you eager to see from Nintendo?


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