Nintendo’s president said the company will hold off on expanding into the metaverse until it can be sure it will deliver the “surprise and fun” gamers expect.
Nintendo the Japan-based video game and entertainment company, admitted that it looks with interest at the growing trend of the metaverse and the tokens no fungibles (NFT).
The president of Nintendo Shuntaro Furukawa shared the company’s vision around this new development during an earnings call on Wednesday. As reported by Reuters Furukawa said the company would consider expanding into the metaverse, but will take a cautious approach until it can be sure that the development will provide the “best possible solution” for the company. surprise and fun ” that the players expect.
The analyst of MST Financial David Gibson, who participated in the conference, also reported on the statements made by the representative of Nintendo . In a tweet On Wednesday, Gibson said that, when asked about his vision for the metaverse and NFTs, Furukawa responded:
We have interest in this area, we feel the potential in this area, but we wonder what joy we can provide in this area and this is difficult to define right now.
Q) How think about metaverse and NFT?
A) We do have interest in this area, we feel the potential in this area, but we wonder what joy we can provide in this area and this is difficult to define right now (hey Facebook etc take note!!) 8/
— David Gibson (@gibbogame)February 3, 2022
Gibson noted that the company president’s statement focused primarily on the metaverse and not on digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. collectibles.
Video game companies interested in the metaverse
The company behind some of the most popular video game consoles and famous gaming brands such as Super Mario Bros is the latest in the industry to speak out about the metaverse. Just a week ago, the creator of the PlayStation Ken Kutaragi also spoke about the trend, although he was not enthusiastic about it. In an interview with Bloomberg he described the metaverse as “. aislante “and to virtual reality (VR) headsets such as “ molestos “.
The metaverse, a term that refers to an immersive online world where users play, shop, work and socialize through avatars, has become the latest big business promise for technology companies. The idea has exploded mainly as a result of the investment of Meta (antes Facebook ) to build your own virtual world.
Other tech giants such as Samsung, Microsoft y Apple have also announced strategy developments focused on the metaverse and NFTs. Meanwhile, renowned video game companies are also eyeing the emerging sector with interest. Square Enix , Ubisoft y Konami are some of those that have made inroads into the space, despite the general rejection of the gamers and fanatics.
For example, GSC Games the company behind the popular STALKER game, decided to cancel an NFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. strategy due to criticism from fans. Others like Ubisoft The government, on the other hand, has not been afraid to point out that the gamers do not yet understand the benefits of NFTs.
Nintendo is reluctant to NFTs non-fungible token, a unique non-interchangeable piece of digital content that is stored on a distributed ledger (blockchain).
In general, Nintendo has shown an evasive attitude towards the NFTs, aggressively pursuing them through legal claims to collectibles projects and tokens that use the company’s emblematic video game characters as their image.
CoinDesk believes that this could be related to the company’s historically protective culture over its intellectual property (IP). Nintendo has preferred to keep it in-house rather than licensing it to third parties, the media report said. On the expansion of Nintendo’s empire through licensing, Furukawa said during this week’s call: ” Wouldn’t it be an advantage to suddenly bring in people who don’t have Nintendo’s way of thinking? “.
As for the metaverse, although the creators of the popular video game console Switch are not yet ready to dive into this sphere, many investors already envisage the Nintendo as a metaverse business . According to CoinDesk , many metaverse indices hold it in their basket a basket, when used in the cryptocurrency space, refers to a collection of digital currencies managed as a single asset. of stocks, including the Metaverse a metaverse is a digital universe that contains all the aspects of the real world, such as real-time interactions and economies. It offers a unique experience to end-users. by Solactive in which Nintendo represents approximately 5% of the share.
The company ProShares recently asked U.S. regulators to launch a exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks such an index while another product that follows the index of Solactive is already traded on the German markets.
- Sony acquires video game company Bungie, original developers of Halo and Destiny, for USD $3.6 billion
- Microsoft bets $69 billion on the metaverse with Activision Blizzard acquisition
- Morgan Stanley reiterates that the Metaverse will have a market an area or arena, online or offline, in which commercial dealings are conducted. that will easily exceed $8 trillion USD
Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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