Nintendo's Fils-Aime Acknowledges Switch Cloud Save Drama, Noncommittal On Virtual Console


While Fils-Aime does reiterate the point devs have heard from the company for some time - that mobile games featuring Nintendo characters are meant to encourage people to buy Nintendo games on Nintendo consoles - he also points out that mobile devices can popularize Nintendo products in regions where consoles aren't commercially viable.

That's.about a year and some change left on the system, based on that statement alone - but speaking to IGN at E3, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime stated that they plan on helping it out beyond that.

"The way we continue to make Nintendo 3DS vibrant as a platform is first we continue to innovate from form factor standpoint", Fils-Aime said. Chiefly, Fils-Aime was quizzed about save files on the Nintendo Switch, which can't now be backed up in case a user loses their console.

A strategy of Wii U ports that'll most likely continue since a lot of those games didn't meet sales expectations and the Switch is offering new opportunities.

In other words, Taykey said that Nintendo perhaps generated more buzz because there were so many games that fans were excited about and could interact with.

He then explained that Nintendo wanted to support both the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch with "a great new Metroid experience", with one title each for the two video game systems. "And so that's how we think these through". Although that is far from the almost 20% growth rate of the smartphone game market, the Switch's sales are providing a tailwind for steady growth. "It's going to require a mobile device and be delivered by an app".

Till Nintendo makes any further announcements all we can do is speculate, what do you think this "Core" game would be? Nintendo has already done voice chat on previous consoles. They will all require a mobile phone, but apparently not all of them will need to be physically tethered with a cord.

Fils-Aime: We've not used the term Virtual Console.

It is a feature that gamers want and that Fils-Aime said Nintendo has heard that message.

"What drives the discussion is 'what more will there be?' Meaning, let's take Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an example". I finished the game.

When the Switch first became available, many of us assumed we could use a small USB-C to HDMI adaptor to connect it to any TV.