Nintendo Doesn’t Want to Get Into the Metaverse Right Now

By | February 14, 2022

Nintendo won’t be hopping onto the metaverse train for the time being, as it doesn’t know how it would use the concept to offer Nintendo’s “fresh surprises and fun”.

Speaking during the company’s most recent financial earnings Q&A, president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked if Nintendo has plans relating to the metaverse and NFTs, but only responded to the former.

He began by acknowledging the current interest in the idea: “The metaverse has captured the attention of many companies around the world, and it has great potential.” However, Furukawa continued by pointing out that it doesn’t fit Nintendo’s plans at this point:

“At this point in time, there is no easy way to define specifically what kinds of surprises and enjoyment the metaverse can deliver to our consumers. As a company that provides entertainment, our main emphasis is on ways to deliver fresh surprises and fun to our consumers.”

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