Two of the biggest console manufacturers in the game have caught on to Twitch and want to be on-board for the ride, but where’s Nintendo? The company has been the only one resisting the growth and influence of the games streaming service, and it looks like their stance won’t be changing anytime soon.
Nintendo revealed in a Q&A session this week that they don’t want to bother with Twitch because they feel it’s boring to watch people play video games when they could be playing themselves. Funny, that, considering they have a Twitch channel of their own that they’ve been streaming E3 2014 content on. That’s one opinion, though tons of Twitch addicts (both on the viewing and broadcasting side) would beg to differ.
It’s a shame Nintendo has taken this stance because there are many gamers who enjoy watching games like Mario Kart 8, and I’m sure Super Smash Brothers is going to have quite the following on the streaming service once it finally debuts.
Nintendo has always been known to go against the grain in certain gaming trends, and it’s worked out well for the most part. We’re just hoping they eventually change their minds on this one little issue, because Microsoft and Sony are just as ready to reap all the benefits of hopping onto the train (even if said benefits don’t amount to a ton more momentum than they already have).