Nikkei recently did an interview with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa. Furukawa talked about multiple topics in the interview, translated into English by Nintendo Everything, including cloud gaming. Furukawa said that “it’s possible that cloud gaming could capture the public’s interest in 10 years from now, however at this point in time, I do not think that dedicated hardware will go away. It’s a long way off before we’ll really know the outcome”.
Furukawa also discussed Nintendo researching new technologies, saying that “something I do not want the public to misunderstand is that we are not turning our backs on new technologies – we are constantly researching and developing”. Later, he explained that “as for AR, it is definitely one of the many aspects we are interested in. We are currently researching what interesting ways we can utilize it. Lastly, Furukawa revealed that his favorite recent release is Pokemon Sword and Shield. Furukawa says that the reason for this is because he “likes collecting characters in the game”.