Ex-EA CCO Bing Gordon has revealed that Nintendo is on track to become a software only company soon, and will not produce hardware eventually just like Sega did.
“I think Nintendo’s already on track to become primarily a software company,” he said GamesIndustry. “We saw that with Sega back in the day; Sega made some missteps and became primarily a software company.”
“Apple’s most directly competitive with Nintendo. So far, when [Nintendo designer Shigeru] Miyamoto makes a perfect game, in his career he makes games worth $200 – it’s worth buying a system for,” he said.
“I think the handheld is going to be under a lot of pressure. I can imagine a day when Nintendo wonders – and maybe it’s generational change – when Nintendo wonders if they ought to take some of their best games and make them apps.”
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