Pokemon CEO Talks About The Untitled Nintendo Switch Pokemon Game; And How He Initially Thought The Console Would Fail



So by now we all know that a Nintendo Switch Pokémon game is in development and that it will be coming out in the near future. However not much is known about it apart from a rumored titled Pokémon Stars.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg The Pokémon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara talked about the upcoming game.

  • “With the Switch, we see it as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression. As a result, that makes it an extremely important platform.”
  • “Right now we’re using 7 to 8 inch screens, but on a high-definition TV you can express a whole different world with graphics and sound.”
  • “Until now, games were made as one for one person, but now you can go home and play with everyone — so how do we tackle these themes, and how do we make sure it’s not complicated?”
  • “I can’t say that we’ll release accessories, but I’d like to think of that possibility.”
  • “Unlike smartphones, the Switch is not a game device that assumes that there’s constant network connectivity. So from our perspective, it’s really not that different from DS or 3DS in terms of connectivity.”


He also went on to say that he initially told Nintendo that the Switch would not be a success, because he thought that no one would want to carry a game console around , in the era of smartphones. He went on to admit that he was wrong and that he realized if the software is attractive enough and flexible then it would sell quite easily.

The untitled Nintendo Switch Pokémon game is rumored to be releasing somewhere around 2018 , and given the franchise’s previous history it will undoubtedly be a huge success.

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