When the Nintendo Switch launched last week, the console did not come with Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service. While these services may not be available right now, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that they are in talks with these companies to bring their streaming services to Switch eventually. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Fils-Aime explains that the reason Nintendo didn’t make streaming services a priority at launch was because they wanted the Switch to be viewed as a gaming console first and foremost.
“We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience…We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon–things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.” — Reggie Fils-Aime
It is good to hear that Nintendo plans on making gaming a priority on the Switch. If streaming never came to the Switch, would that be a deal breaker? Discuss in the comments below!
Source: Washington Post