The Pokémon series producer Junichi Masuda has recently spoken out about his views on bringing the Pokémon franchise to the Nintendo Switch. He advised that the company will be waiting until the console has been released, to study how the series will benefit from it before deciding on their plans. However, Masuda has agreed that the Switch is the future.
Reddit user Chilly9613 has translated the interview between Masuda and MeriStation – you can take a look at the full details below.
“Communication is very important for Pokémon. Where and how our players play is something crucial. For example, in Japan the kids go play in the park and in each others’ houses, connected by playing their portable consoles. In Japan portable consoles are far from dying, in fact they’re doing better than home consoles. For that reason it’s important that we maintain the best possible communication, the medium that the people use to unite and connect to play.
Without a doubt, the Nintendo Switch is the future, but we’ll have to wait until it comes out on the market and study how Pokémon can benefit from it. When the people have it, we’ll have to see and deeply study how it’s used in order to then think about how the next entries of Pokémon will be and how the saga will be able to benefit from this new console.”