Gaming consoles are used for much more than just playing games now, no wonder you have some of the world’s most popular video streaming services creating apps for the likes of Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Microsoft has particularly done well to bring a diverse range of entertainment features to its console and Sony has been improving this for the PS4 as well. However, Nintendo decided to not push forward with such non-gaming features for the Nintendo Switch at launch. The company has now said that Netflix for Nintendo Switch “will come in time.”
Nintendo has said that it’s considering the Netflix for Nintendo Switch functionality. The same consideration has also been extended to Hulu and Amazon Video.
Nintendo America’s chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime told The Washington Post this morning that the company is considering this functionality but without offering a confirmed timeline, he said that this functionality “will come in time.”
He further explains that the company doesn’t see these features as what sets the Nintendo Switch apart from the competition. “What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.”
What this basically means is that Nintendo is going to focus more on the gaming side of things as it continues to push its new console and it’s going to think about non-gaming features at its own pace, even though that’s something that owners would want to have right out of the box.