Kimishima: Nintendo Still Thinking of Portable Systems
Nintendo President was asked about the posibility of a 3DS successor in his recent interview with TIME, President Tatsumi Kimishima said that though no direct 3DS successor is currently in development the company is always looking forward and working on new ideas.
“We are not creating a successor to the 3DS right now. We are, however, still thinking of portable systems. We are thinking of ways that we will be able to continue bringing portable gaming systems out, so yes, we are thinking of different ways to continue the portable gaming business.
We want Switch to sell for a long time, of course, and we hope it has really long legs. That said, technology, of course, advances quickly, and so I’m not going to say that we have a team working on the next thing. But we obviously have people looking at new technologies and thinking of new ideas even now as we speak.
The very simple answer is yes [on Switch being powerful enough for VR]. We’ve said this before, and I feel like we’re saying it a lot, but we are interested and doing research into this field. The question, of course, is “What is the best way to bring virtual reality to our customers as a form of entertainment?” Not just, “Hey, look! It’s realistic!” or whatever, but what is the best way to use this technology to bring something fun to our consumer base? We are definitely looking at that.”
For more information about the interview with Kimishima, check the source at Time.