NIS America’s President and CEO, Takuro Yamashita, recently sat down with MCV to talked about a variety of stuff like saving the JRPG.
In the interview, Yamashita prised the Switch For it’s portability and said that the Switch Market will only get stronger and stronger. He also highlighted NIS America’s roadmap to transit from the waning PS Vita market into the Switch market.
“Disgaea 5 originally came out on PS4 and then a year and a half later it came out on Switch and did very, very well,” says Yamashita. “Right now in the market, the PS Vita is obviously on its way out, but Switch is very strong. One thing in particular that makes it so strong is that it has that handheld function, so going forward as a company, we want to target PS4, Steam and Switch, because over the next two years, the Switch market is only going to grow and become stronger.”
Yamashita also sensed a change in Nintendo’s attitude, in particular, he felt that the big N did not want to lose to its fiercest competitor, Sony.
“There’s definitely a feeling that Nintendo doesn’t want to lose to Sony. They’ve really changed their attitude, so I think the market will become very interesting going forward. We’ll continue to support the Vita digitally, but there’s a very strong chance the last physical title from us for it will be Ys VIII and Danganronpa V3.”
It’s great to see both Publishers and Developers rally behind the Nintendo Switch after the Wii U suffered a drought in third party content. You can read the full MCV article here.
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