Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima, has revealed more about the design decisions for the Nintendo Switch console during a new interview with Bloomberg.
Bloomberg pretty much asked Kimishima why they went for a hybrid console for the Nintendo Switch. It sounds like Nintendo didn’t want to do a traditional follow-up to either the Wii U or 3DS.
He said: “We didn’t just want a successor to the Wii U or the 3DS. So our original concept was, “What kind of new experience can we create?” And what we showed this time was an object that’s both stationary and one you can take outside to play with anyone you want.”
Kimishima was also asked in the same interview if Nintendo plans to discontinue the 3DS when the Nintendo Switch comes out. Due to the popularity of the 3DS, the console may still continue. Kimishima said: “we think the 3DS can continue in its own form“.
Bloomberg then asked if the Switch is part of a bigger hardware plan. He said: “The part we’ve shown this time is just a conceptual image of how the Switch is different from the Wii U and previous systems. Going forward, of course, in terms of what kind of accessories will come out, we want to show this in January and later. By no means was that everything.”
Sadly, not too many details were revealed in the rest of the interview. We will find out more about the capabilities of the console in January.