Director Shuntaro Furukawa said in a conversation with investors. The company is investing 100 billion yen (about 764 million euros) in expanding its internal development teams. In doing so, the “creative culture” of the company must be preserved. Furukawa also does not rule out Nintendo buying up other developers. Earlier this year, Nintendo already bought Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games.Nintendo also invests 50 billion yen (about 382 million euros) in entertainment outside games, such as movies. It is already known that an animation film about Mario will be released at the end of next year, and according to rumors, Donkey Kong will also get its own animation film. In addition, the Super Nintendo World park in Universal Studios Japan has been opened, this area is being expanded and there are also parks in other parts of the world.
Until Finally, Nintendo plans to invest up to 300 billion yen (about 2.3 billion euros) in improving Nintendo Accounts, so that more and more people become consumers of Nintendo. There are currently more than 250 million Nintendo Account members worldwide. The company wants to improve the My Nintendo store and also the My Nintendo reward system. The intention is also that more physical Nintendo stores will come.
The company said it cannot give any details about the successor to the Switch, except that there is internal talk about the concept. It is not yet clear when it will launch, but Nintendo did indicate that it thinks the Switch’s lifecycle is about halfway. Earlier this week, the company announced that it shipped 92.87 million Switch consoles.