Nintendo has described their upcoming Quality of Life (what Nintendo calls “QOL”) devices as a pillar for the business, but there are some analysts in the industry who believe this has changed. One thought floating around is that they’ve delayed their plans in favor of their new push into the mobile gaming market, and another says they’ve abandoned the idea completely.
This is one of the subjects we discuss on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video above to hear our full thoughts on the future of QOL, or you could keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.
It’s hard to imagine that Nintendo would have cancelled these plans completely, seeing as
we’ve already seen patents surfacing and their latest report includes a message from Iwata about their QOL plans. What is possible, however, is that their more lucrative (or at least more reliably profitable) mobile plans have taken priority over QOL while they focus energy on their main business: their hardware. With Wii U and 3DS sales slowing and NX on its way, it’s quite possible they’re focusing on rebuilding their strong gaming business before leaping forth into a completely new tech space.
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