Nintendo and Panasonic have joined forces to make easier-to-use game machines, Nihon Keizai Shimbun writes in a new report.
According to the newspaper, Nintendo made an investment in software created to recognize characters entered on the DS touchscreen through a Panasonic subsidiary called PUX Corporation primarily involved with facial recognition software for digital cameras and voice recognition. Nintendo recently purchased 27% of the PUX shares that Panasonic originally held 78% of for roughly 35 million yen, and Nintendo will be sending outside support through its own development department.
PUX has pursued new technology developed for the user interface to enhance the operation of systems, such as new consoles. Noteworthy about the news is that Nintendo seems to want to take advantage of this new technology and add it to the company’s future development.