Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has told Bloomberg that there’s a wider array of Nintendo Switch themed accessories, or what he calls ‘add-on hardware’, coming to the platform. Kimishima also revealed that he was surprised after Nintendo’s stock dipped after the Nintendo Switch reveal and says that he doesn’t understand why. You can read his full comments to the publication, below.
“By no means was that everything,” Kimishima said, referring to a video a week ago that introduced the product’s name and showed Switch being used as both a console and portable device featuring modular controllers and accessories. Nintendo’s stock declined after the three-minute clip was released, which Kimishima said was unexpected.
“To tell you the truth, I was surprised,” Kimishima said. “I don’t understand why.”
“Kimishima suggested that the Switch is part of a bigger ecosystem. “It may be appropriate to call them accessories. Or it might be better to call them add-on hardware. It’s probably more correct to call them accessories. You can assume that there will be a wider array.”
“As for Switch’s software, he said Nintendo made a deliberate decision not to disclose specific titles: “One thing we still can’t show is the software lineup. We want people to touch the device in January and experience the software for themselves.”
“Nintendo envisions many different scenarios where Switch can be used, such as a family, one person alone — or even by someone who doesn’t have a TV, Kimishima said. “What you see in the video, however, is the core product,” he said.