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Yoshiaki Koizumi on the uniqueness of the Switch, Nintendo’s goals with the system, more

Posted on January 16, 2017 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch

The Wall Street Journal has conducted an interview with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the General Producer of the Nintendo Switch, at the console’s big event last weekend in Tokyo. Make sure to read the full article here; below are a few interesting excerpts:

On the difference between previous handheld devices and the Switch:

“You could go out with a hand-held game device, but you can’t play with others if they don’t have the same device. We wanted to provide people with more options to play games.”

On when he would call the Switch a success:

“I want people to share the fun of playing games not just over social media but also on street corners. When we see people playing the Switch at various places and with different styles, then we would call the Switch a success.”

On how the Switch offers a different way to play games:

“When you play cards, you look opponents in the eye to read their strategy, and that is fun. And we realized no videogame devices have been able to offer that kind of entertainment.”


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