With the Nintendo Switch’s likeness to an iPad or tablet, many fans have been wishing they could use their streaming service between game sessions. Well, as most devices with screens, streaming should be second nature and they will be coming to the Switch “in time”, according to Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Fils-Aime emphasized that the Switch is for playing games, not adding Finding Dory to your watch list on Netflix. Nonetheless, when asked if the streaming services will every be available, he stated that “we built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience. We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.”
Hopefully that means focus on third-party games too, because I’ll take that compromise. All the publishers and developers that were singing the Switch’s praises before the console’s announcement have been awfully quiet since. So hopefully we’ll see more than Just Dance and Skyrim from third parties this time around.
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