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January 8, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Despite the myriad of clickbait headlines, Nintendo is not shifting away from game consoles

Ottoman Empire
Nintendo suddenly shunning game consoles is like saying Chevrolet is shifting away from cars... Wake up folks. Read the article!
People don't read. It's true. They don't read books. They don't read instruction manuals. They don't even read tweets. People are so adverse to reading they will ask in the comment section about the content of an article they admit to not having read. They even go so far as to have a cute acronym for it - TLDR. Too Long Didn't Read.

So when an article comes along with a headline suggesting Nintendo is leaving the game console market... aren't those reposting it, curious why Nintendo might say this? Or did they just steal the headline and move on to the next assignment? Maybe we're not inundated with Fake News, but rather Dumb Journalism. If they'd had an iota of curiosity about the facts, a quick read of the article would reveal Nintendo's stance. Almost any company might make the same statement.

Founded during the Ottoman Empire, did you think Nintendo was making game consoles for the last 100 years?
Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, was quoted as saying they might shift away from consoles from the perspective that Nintendo was founded during the Ottoman Empire, but has only been making game consoles for a little over three decades.

Nintendo is a diverse company and has focused it's efforts where it saw the highest chance of success. Nintendo has moved through several other business models before gaming became the rage. They know how to change and retain an advantage.

The misleading headline is simply reflecting that, while game consoles are the core business now, changing technology may alter that and Nintendo would follow suit and change with the technology.

No one today wonders why cars aren't sold with buggy whips. Transportation has outmoded them - there's no market for them. If video game consoles change to another technology, Nintendo, as always, would modernize their approach to stay ahead of the curve. Nintendo is a thoughtful company whose success is no accident. When you've been in business for over 100 years, you tend to be familiar with "change" and how it is achieved and how it impacts.

If you're a TLDR person, please sign up for a library card. Use your mind. Challenge yourself. Reading is taught in first grade and bares utility throughout life. Give it a try and stop passing around misinformation simply because being lazy is easy. Thanks!

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