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Nintendo is “Evaluating” Streaming Technology

While Nintendo doesn’t seem keen on rolling out many new features for their Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, the company recently noted their interest in streaming technology.

Nintendo of America executive Charlie Scibetta said that streaming is “certainly interesting technology” in an interview with TechCrunch at E3 2019. He added that Nintendo is watching the tech, while noting the company is still focusing on physical game sales, and sales on the eShop.

“Streaming is certainly interesting technology,” he said. “Nintendo is keeping a close eye on it and we’re evaluating it. We don’t have anything to announce right now in terms of adopting that technology. For us, it’s still physical and it’s digital downloads through our eShop.”

Currently, the Nintendo Switch only lets you record short videos of gameplay that you can upload to social media later, and only with games that support the feature.

Brandon Orselli

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