Over two years ago, Nintendo began a venture into a new business area that they called “Quality of Life” under the guidance of former president Satoru Iwata; their first device in this field was supposed to be a device to help users monitor and improve their sleep, but it appears that this device is no longer a viable option for the company. During the company’s recent investor Q&A, president Tatsumi Kimishima not only stated that the device will not release in March 2016, but that Nintendo is no longer sure that the device can become a product.

According to Kimishima, Nintendo is not sure currently if their first Quality of Life device can “enter the phase of actually becoming a product,” effectively stating that the device is cancelled. However, he also stated that Nintendo is not giving up on the Quality of Life field; they feel that there are other things in that field that they can work on, and they are continuing to investigate those possibilities.

Here’s Mr. Kimishima’s full statement:

“Over two years ago, Nintendo began a venture into a new business area that they called “Quality of Life” under the guidance of former president Satoru Iwata; their first device in this field was supposed to be a device to help users monitor and improve their sleep, but it appears that this device is no longer a viable option for the company. During the company’s recent investor Q&A, president Tatsumi Kimishima not only stated that the device will not release in March 2016, but that Nintendo is no longer sure that the device can become a product.” — Tatsumi Kimishima

Source: Nintendo Investor Q&A (via Wired)

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