Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has explained why Nintendo will likely never develop games for other platforms.
In a recent interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made it clear that he’s not interested in having the company develop games for other platforms, saying that it would be a “short-term fix” at best.
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After the Wii U’s disappointing launch, several executives within the gaming industry have suggested that Nintendo could recoup their losses by developing games for other consoles but Iwata doesn’t agree:
"If I was to take responsibility for the company for just the next one or two years, and if I was not concerned about the long-term future of Nintendo at all, it might make sense for us to provide our important franchises for other platforms, and then we might be able to gain some short-term profit. However, I'm really responsible for the long-term future of Nintendo as well, so I would never think about providing our precious resources for other platforms at all."