The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara told Nintendo the Switch wouldn’t be a success

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that he initially told Nintendo that the Nintendo Switch console wouldn’t be able to take off. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

“I told Nintendo that Switch wouldn’t be a success before it went on sale, because I thought that in the age of the smartphone, no one would carry around a game console. It’s obvious I was wrong. I came to realize the key to a successful game is quite simple. Software with absolute quality leads sales of hardware. Playing style can be flexible if the software is attractive enough. Currently, it’s popular among the early adopters, but there needs to be one more step to attract a wider audience. I see more potential in Switch, but one shouldn’t overestimate its potential.”

Source: Bloomberg.com

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