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Shuntaro Furukawa on joining Nintendo and how Mario Kart changed his life

Shuntaro Furukawa managed to make it to the very top of Nintendo as the company’s president. Tatsumi Kimishima briefly held the position following the sudden passing of Satoru Iwata, but Furukawa took over in 2018 and has stayed there since. In a piece on Nikkei, Furukawa shared some background...
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Nintendo Switch Still At The 'Midpoint' Of Its Life Cycle--Shuntaro Furukawa

The Nintendo Switch is right at the midpoint of its life cycle, and it can still grow within the foreseeable future. This was the sentiment of Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, who made the statement in a Q&A session featuring the gaming industry giant's upper management, reports WCCFTech. He made a claim when he was asked about their "next game system," to which he said they could not comment on at this time.
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Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa Expresses Wariness Over Acquisitions

For gamers who grew up in the 1990s, the past few months may have resurrected the specter of the Console Wars. Microsoft’s $68.7 billion (USD) future acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. felt like a warning shot across the bow of its high-performance competitors. Sony’s announcement of its $3.6 billion deal for Bungie Inc. surely felt like a response aimed at Microsoft, staking its claim upon the very studio that developed Xbox’s legendary franchise Halo. In reality, these deals had been in the works for months and had little to do with one another. Still, many have called for Nintendo to get involved with some mega-acquisitions of their own, arguing that it might be necessary to keep pace with competitors and to protect long-established relationships with developers. Those in Nintendo’s leadership remain skeptical of such moves, however.
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Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa Says There May Be Switch Supply Issues In 2022

Over the past two years, the world has been facing a shortage of semiconducters due to production issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had rippling effects on every product that requires such components, including the Nintendo Switch. In a recent statement reported via Kyoto Shimbun, Nintendo’s president Shuntaro...
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Nintendo's Boss Shuntaro Furukawa Warns Of Switch Supply Issues In 2022

Last week, we heard from Intel's boss how global chip shortages were likely to continue all the way through to 2023, and now we've got another update, this time from Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa. According to Furukawa, year-end sales of the Switch have been quite strong (especially for the OLED...
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The Switch Is Here To Stay, Says Nintendo Boss Shuntaro Furukawa

How long is a console lifecycle? It really depends on the system, but conventional wisdom seems to suggest that it's around five years – although there are exceptions, of course, such as the original Game Boy. Going by that accepted wisdom, the Switch should be entering the twilight years of...
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Shuntaro Furukawa comments on Nintendo Switch stock shortages, says Nintendo was impacted by Suez Canal incident

Nintendo’s financial briefing took place last week and during the Q&A portion of it, Nintendo of Japan’s President Shuntaro Furukawa shed some light on the Nintendo Switch stock shortages that some regions are experiencing. He highlights that Nintendo was impacted by the unfortunate Suez Canal incident that occurred in March this year where a container ship got lodged in an artificial waterway. And it’s to no surprise that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect, too. Furukawa says that the pandemic is causing delays with freight traffic which in turn is the result of some retailers outside of Japan seeing stock shortages.
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Nintendo’s Shuntaro Furukawa: “animation, in general, is something we’re looking into, & not just the Mario franchise”

The Mario franchise celebrated its 35th anniversary last year, but that doesn’t mean that Mario’s taking a break anytime soon. In fact, Illumination and Nintendo have been hard at work on the upcoming animated Super Mario movie. The movie is still currently scheduled to premiere in 2022, but Nintendo’s already looking ahead to the future.
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Nintendo’s Shuntaro Furukawa: “we aren’t just blindly acquiring companies”

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa‘s interview with Nikkei, which has been getting reported on throughout the day today, has had multiple noteworthy moments. Well, you can now add another one of them to that list. And this time, it’s about a subject that Nintendo isn’t asked that often. Nintendo‘s acquisition of...
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