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This more like leaving the window open for any possibility 20 years down the line with the sought potential of game streaming to any device/specific hardware devices.

Also the quote is "Home Console Development". Which they've already been moving away from since the Switch. I'd be shocked in fact if we ever got a completely dedicated Home Console with it's own library from Nintendo again. 



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Conina said:
CaptainExplosion said:

But they'll have to share their revenue with the manufacturers of those devices, which they never had to with their own consoles.

Why?

Does Sony have to share its PSNow revenue with PC manufacturers?

Does Netflix have to share its revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices? 

Does Amazon have to share its Prime video revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices?

Does Blade have to share its "Shadow" streaming revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices?

Didn't Apple and Google take their shares of revenue from Pokemon Go?



Green098 said:

This more like leaving the window open for any possibility 20 years down the line with the sought potential of game streaming to any device/specific hardware devices.

Also the quote is "Home Console Development". Which they've already been moving away from since the Switch. I'd be shocked in fact if we ever got a completely dedicated Home Console with it's own library from Nintendo again. 

Good catch! 



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CaptainExplosion said:
Conina said:

Why?

Does Sony have to share its PSNow revenue with PC manufacturers?

Does Netflix have to share its revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices? 

Does Amazon have to share its Prime video revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices?

Does Blade have to share its "Shadow" streaming revenue with the manufacturers of all compatible devices?

Didn't Apple and Google take their shares of revenue from Pokemon Go?

Yeah, because that game is in the iOS appstore and the Google Play appstore and ain't streamed. The game is in the digital stores of Apple and Google (advertisement, visibility) and uses Apple's and Google's services (download traffic, updates, handling of all payments...).

With streaming Sony games are staying in the PSN, Micosoft games stay in the Xbox network/marketplace and Nintendo games stay in Nintendo's network/eShop).

The devices are ONLY for input of the controller data and output of the streaming data. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo don't have to pay TV manufacturers for outputting console games on the TV-screen, do they?

Last edited by Conina - on 05 January 2019

The things a lot of people are going to fixate on from this clickbait article (without context) are the phrases "more mobile games" and "could shift away from home consoles". They're going to read those two statements and conclude that Nintendo is going to abandon hardware entirely and become a mobile-only developer in the near future even though Furukawa is basically stating things we already knew.

Is Nintendo going to shift away from home consoles? Yeah, they basically already have with the Switch. Would Nintendo like to make more mobile games? Yeah, they already stated that they wanted to release 2-3 mobile games a year, which would be an increase from their current pace.



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Conina said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Didn't Apple and Google take their shares of revenue from Pokemon Go?

Yeah, because that game is in the iOS appstore and the Google Play appstore and ain't streamed. The game is in the digital stores of Apple and Google (advertisement, visibility) and uses Apple's and Google's services (download traffic, updates, handling of all payments...).

With streaming Sony games are staying in the PSN, Micosoft games stay in the Xbox network/marketplace and Nintendo games stay in Nintendo's network/eShop).

The devices are ONLY for input of the controller data and output of the streaming data. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo don't have to pay TV manufacturers for outputting console games on the TV-screen, do they?

Well games as a streaming service is still a terrible idea. It means delayed button inputs, no actual ownership of the game on the players' part, and the service can be axed at any time leaving the games lost forever.



CaptainExplosion said:
Conina said:

Yeah, because that game is in the iOS appstore and the Google Play appstore and ain't streamed. The game is in the digital stores of Apple and Google (advertisement, visibility) and uses Apple's and Google's services (download traffic, updates, handling of all payments...).

With streaming Sony games are staying in the PSN, Micosoft games stay in the Xbox network/marketplace and Nintendo games stay in Nintendo's network/eShop).

The devices are ONLY for input of the controller data and output of the streaming data. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo don't have to pay TV manufacturers for outputting console games on the TV-screen, do they?

Well games as a streaming service is still a terrible idea. It means delayed button inputs, no actual ownership of the game on the players' part, and the service can be axed at any time leaving the games lost forever.

Also, it'll need a permanent connection that is actually good cuz otherwise lags and deconnections might be your best friends there :P

All in all, it's just wishful thinking on some people's part of their all digital agenda.



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That's just a case of " we wanna assure to cover all our basis if the traditional console market was to fall someday down the line ". It's understandable but who knows where the media will be in 20 years. 

There's nothing to read much into.



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Mar1217 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Well games as a streaming service is still a terrible idea. It means delayed button inputs, no actual ownership of the game on the players' part, and the service can be axed at any time leaving the games lost forever.

Also, it'll need a permanent connection that is actually good cuz otherwise lags and deconnections might be your best friends there :P

All in all, it's just wishful thinking on some people's part of their all digital agenda.

Well those people are small-minded and don't care about the rest of us.



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xMetroid said:
The thing is, they will be alright with the quality of their franchise. If there is one day a system with every game for streaming (or maybe multiple one idk), i think Nintendo will be obviously the one that has the better chance of surviving opposite to Sony and Ms which their best selling titles are third party.

But then it would mean Nintendo is third party by then too. You really want to see the end of first-party development?

I mean what do you benefit from having multiple consoles instead of 1 ? Other than console war u see really no point. There will still be competition has they will really need to stand out to be picked.

I also think Nintendo game sales would go up since some people just hate Nintendo consoles but want to play Zelda.