Nintendo is not going to compete with Microsoft and Sony on acquisitions, because that would not be a plus for the company.
At the company’s last investor ReportNintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa commented on the ongoing acquisition race, saying that having a large number of people without Nintendo’s DNA wouldn’t be good for the company.
Our brand has been built on products made with dedication by our employees, and having a large number of people who do not have Nintendo DNA in our group would not be good for the company.
While many wondered how Nintendo would react to Microsoft and Sony’s acquisition strategy, Shuntaro Furukawa’s statement made it clear that the Japanese company would not do the same at this time. Not that it really needs to cement its position in the market, as the Nintendo Switch is the company’s best-selling home console to date and the best-selling home console in video game history. .
On the other hand, it looks like the Activision-Blizzard and Bungie acquisitions are just the tip of the iceberg, as insiders tease that other big deals are in the works and will be announced this year. We’ll keep you posted as soon as they’re announced, so stay tuned for all the latest news.