Nintendo is moving Nintendo Switch production to Vietnam due to China tariffs

Nikkei has revealed that Nintendo will shift some production of its Nintendo Switch console to Vietnam from China due to the tariffs placed on the latter by the Trump administration. Read on below to learn more: "Almost all Switch units are manufactured in China by contract manufacturers such as Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known … Continue reading Nintendo is moving Nintendo Switch production to Vietnam due to China tariffs

Nikkei: Smaller Nintendo Switch model coming this fall, new next-gen Switch coming later

According to Japanese publication Nikkei, a lighter version of the Nintendo Switch console is in development and will be dockable with your TV. The smaller model will reportedly be released this fall, followed by a new next-gen Switch console at a later date. Read on below for translations from relevant sections of the Nikkei article: … Continue reading Nikkei: Smaller Nintendo Switch model coming this fall, new next-gen Switch coming later

Nikkei: Smaller Nintendo Switch to replace original model, will still be dockable

According to Japanese publication Nikkei, a lighter version of the Nintendo Switch console is in development and will be dockable with your TV. Read on below for a translation from a relevant section of the Nikkei article: "Beyond the smaller, budget-focused model lies the development of the overhauled next-generation model intended to replace the one … Continue reading Nikkei: Smaller Nintendo Switch to replace original model, will still be dockable

Nikkei: Smaller and more portable Nintendo Switch launching this year

According to a new Nikkei report, Nintendo will release a smaller version of the Nintendo Switch in 2019. It will reportedly cost less for consumers to purchase, but it is also said to omit certain features to focus on the console's portability aspect. Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo has told multiple suppliers and game developers … Continue reading Nikkei: Smaller and more portable Nintendo Switch launching this year

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa confirms “our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles”

In a recent interview with Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa shared some of his thoughts in regard to the risk of being in the entertainment industry, his approach in leading the company, the difficult task of innovating and fluctuations in business performance. Read on below for a fan translation of the discussion: You’ve put out … Continue reading Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa confirms “our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 5 million units in its first three days in Japan alone

According to Japanese publication Nikkei, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate managed to top five million units sold during its first three days of availability in Japan. This impressive figure includes both retail sell-through and digital copies. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released worldwide on December 7, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Source: ResetEra.com

The Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara mentions four main reasons for the success of Pokemon GO

There are four main reasons for the international success of Pokemon GO, according to The Pokemon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, who also served as producer of the popular mobile game. "The Pokemon boom of 18 years ago paved the way," Ishihara said in a recent interview. "It took two years for Pokemon to … Continue reading The Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara mentions four main reasons for the success of Pokemon GO