Well, there's a lot of risk involved with adding those types of services/entertainment to a company. And Sony should know that more than anyone. Their Phones TVs, and movies almost did a number on them financially. But they've somewhat recovered. For a time PS was their only profitable division.
Last edited by Ljink96 - on 04 March 2018
But Sony got into TV and audio early so they have brand recognition in terms of those services. And again, with Microsoft their phones...yeah. They suck. Surface devices...aren't necessarily the best on the market, but they're okay.Windows 10 is their bread and butter, so I don't expect Nintendo or Sony to make widely distributed Oses, Nintendo does Apps, and cloud based storage is a possibility for them. Cloud based gaming is also currently being done on Nintendo Switch with Phantasy Star Online 2. I doubt Nintendo is highly interested in making their own cloud based services, but you'd be hard pressed to think they aren't at least toying around with it.
Microsoft is more of an acquisition company than Sony or Nintendo. Rather than competing with a company, they'd rather buy out the best, because they can...they're Microsoft, and add them to their division list. Linkedin, Skype, Mojang, etc. they'd rather just buy them. Hell, Microsoft wanted to buy Nintendo years ago, but Nintendo knew what they had and plans fell through, quick.
I'd argue their current endeavor, Universal Theme Park, is far more exciting than what either is doing in terms of entertainment, well besides PSVR maybe. If the Mario movie goes well, we might see Nintendo form a subsidiary and eventually in house animation studio, but that's just what ifs.