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Nintendo commented on the impact of the coronavirus on Super Nintendo World during Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Although president Shuntaro Furukawa had a few comments, Shigeru Miyamoto primarily tackled the subject. Miyamoto noted that “there is more time to spend on carefully developing the facilities and the like, and in that specific respect, I feel that the impact has not been largely negative.” As for when people are actually able to enter the theme park, ” the overall operational policies for the park as they relate to managing lines of large numbers of people and how things work inside the facilities will be changed.”

Here are the full comments from Furukawa and Miyamoto:

As part of Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Shigeru Miyamoto addressed a question on the company’s “detailed focus on enriching the game experience through the use of a controller”. That prompted Miyamoto to highlight how Nintendo has focused on “unique kinds of play” rather than going after consoles with high technical specs.

According to Miyamoto, “the interface by which people connect (with games) will always be an area of strength for Nintendo, and we intend to continuously try new things (with the interface).” Games are currently one of the best ways to achieve this, but Nintendo “will use any medium if it would give us the opportunity to create unique and captivating play.”

Below are Miyamoto’s full comments:

Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which was held a few days ago, brought about one question regarding the company’s next system. President Shuntaro Furukawa and Ko Shiota (director, senior executive officer) naturally didn’t have much to say, and decided to speak about Switch instead.

Furukawa mentioned that Switch’s momentum is increasing thanks to the existence of the regular Switch and Switch Lite as well as having all development focused on a single platform. Ultimately, Nintendo hopes to “extend the life cycle of Nintendo Switch while maximizing such advantages.”

Shiota mentioned that being able to play games on a TV or the actual Switch screen allows users to experience a great increase in “the opportunities for gameplay in various scenes in their lives”. Nintendo has “made many discoveries about where a dedicated video game platform can fit into a consumer’s daily life,” and plans to “utilize these experiences in carefully considering the form our future game consoles will take.”

Here are the full comments from Furukawa and Shiota:

During Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about Switch’s online services and the thought that network services go down easily. Furukawa responded by noting that there have been instances in which there’s been network latency or server crashes “where there’s a sudden influx of server access that exceeds our expectations”. “We take this feedback very seriously, and will continue to work hard so that consumers can use Nintendo’s products and services with security,” he said.

Furukawa’s full words:

Like many companies, Nintendo has been dealing with the effects of the coronavirus since the pandemic started earlier this year. President Furukawa, speaking during the 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, discussed the impact it’s had on three key areas: production, sales, and game development.

Furukawa said:


During Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, president Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the recent situation regarding Switch shortages. Though we covered this a bit earlier in the week, we now have those full comments and official translation.

Furukawa told those attending the event:


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