Nintendo explains why it is still a hardware company
As a new console generation takes the world by storm, people are focused on power and next-gen specs more than ever. With this focus has come a lot of scrutiny for the Wii U for being what many consider to be under-powered. Nintendo’s loudest critics call for the company to go software-only, like its former rival Sega after the release of the Dreamcast.
Nintendo of America senior director Charlie Scibetta says Nintendo is still a hardware company because in order to make perfect software, you need to produce the hardware yourself.
“Nintendo systems come to life the best when the hardware and software work in perfect harmony. That’s why we’re still in the hardware business, because we think our hardware is the best way to bring software to life. It’s tuned perfectly for that.”
Scibetta has a point here, since Nintendo games are often some of the best optimized and least buggy experiences when it comes to the console aspect of gaming.