Thursday March 09, 2017

Nintendo Says Non-Gaming Apps for Switch Will "Come in Time"

Reggie has offered some words of comfort for Switch owners who are missing out on Netflix, Hulu, and other popular apps for the Switch, but I am curious how many Nintendo fans truly care about this. It seems embarrassing not to support additional services on a modern console, but at the same time, this is basically a portable system that will probably be paired with a smartphone much better equipped for non-gaming, streaming activities. Some of you may also find this 12-minute video of console lemons interesting.

While the Nintendo Switch has seen generally positive reception from critics and the marketplace so far, many have noticed that the tablet-like system doesn't do much besides play games. Web browsing, social media, video streaming, music, and other apps that are practically required for any Internet-connected device these days are nowhere to be found on the Switch as of yet. Nintendo doesn't want that situation to last long, though. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says that, while gaming will always be the focus, the company is looking into non-gaming features for the Switch down the line.