Nintendo Switch: President Furukawa Explains How It Intends to Counter PS5 and Xbox Scarlett

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On the occasion of Nintendo’s latest financial report, President Shuntaro Furukawa explained to the shareholders of the Kyoto company what strategies will be adopted to allow Nintendo Switch to maintain the commercial comparison with Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, namely PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

After celebrating reaching 10 million Switch Online subscribers and taking care to reassure investors by telling them that they are already working on an ambitious next-generation controller, Furukawa explained that “we believe our installed hardware base is a a particularly important factor, especially for those publishers who have to decide whether to launch their games on our platforms or not, so we believe that our main objective is to increase the installed base of consoles, so as to create an environment with prospects that guarantee the safety of publishers who wish to offer their titles “ .

Responding indirectly to the rumors that Nintendo would like to launch Switch Mini, the president of the Super Mario company then addressed the issue of the generational shift that will take place in the near future with the release of PS5 and Xbox Scarlett stating that “a depending on the circumstances, each software publisher needs something other than our hardware, so it is necessary to maintain an environment in which we can communicate closely with each of these companies “ .

“At the moment we offer a development environment designed to reduce obstacles in the creation and distribution of games for our platforms, and this is also thanks to the support we offer for a series of versatile graphic engines that are already familiar to many developers” , Furukawa concludes by stating that “such engines are actively used not only by independent game developers, but also by large and medium-sized software publisher development teams, so it is possible to expect announcements for a wide variety of high-quality titles in our future “ . 

Recently, Shuntaro Furukawa then wanted to express himself on the thorny theme of censorship in video games.