The Pokemon Company could be very near Nintendo, however that didn’t imply their boss pulled his punches.
Prior to the Nintendo Switch launch chief govt officer of The Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara instructed the corporate that he didn’t assume the console could be a hit – however now, with stock shortages persevering with and the system selling well, he admits his preliminary mistake.
“I told Nintendo that Switch wouldn’t be a success before it went on sale because I thought that in the age of the smartphone no one would carry around a game console,” Ishihara revealed throughout a Bloomberg video interview.
“It’s obvious I was wrong. I came to realize the key to a successful game is quite simple: software with absolute quality leads sales of hardware. Playing style can be flexible if the software is attractive enough.”
“Currently, it’s popular among the early adopters and there needs to be one more step to attract a wider audience,” he added, primarily warning warning round getting too bullish in regards to the Switch. “I see more potential in Switch, but one shouldn’t overestimate its potential.”
As a part of the Bloomberg interview Ishihara additionally provided some small updates on the standing of Pokemon for Switch – one thing that’s shaping as much as be a kind of key items of system-selling software program for Nintendo.
“We see [the Switch] as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression. As a result, that makes it an extremely important platform,” he defined.
“Right now we’re utilizing 7 to eight inch screens, however on a high-definition TV you possibly can categorical a complete completely different world with graphics and sound. Until now, video games had been made as one for one particular person, however now you possibly can go dwelling and play with everybody — so how will we deal with these themes, and the way will we be certain that it’s not difficult?
“Unlike smartphones, the Switch is not a game device that assumes that there’s constant network connectivity. So from our perspective, it’s really not that different from DS or 3DS in terms of connectivity.”
Pokemon for the Switch remains to be a approach off and doesn’t even have an official title but – it was introduced in a really informal style after Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, suggesting a Eurogamer report ‘complete’ model of Sun and Moon for Switch titled Pokemon Stars was false.
“We are currently focused on providing different playing styles to our customers,” Ishihara cloncludes to Bloomberg. We assume which means the time has come. It’s time for Pokemon Snap 2. Right, guys? Right?!