One of the key features that some Nintendo Switch owners would like to see is the inclusion of apps for their favourite streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. While the Wii U supports a whole host of these now, the apps appeared over time as and when Nintendo could work this out with the various third-party companies involved.
We’d imagine the same will be true of the Nintendo Switch. It’s a no-brainer that they will come eventually, but of course the hive-mind that makes up the internet is not known for its patience.
In a recent interview with The Washington Post Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime again reiterated that the Nintendo Switch was about playing games first and foremost, however he did acknowledge that they were working on getting the popular streaming services on board:
What I would say is this: We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience.
We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. 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.
This all seems quite hopeful, anyway.
Do you think Nintendo dropped the ball in not having all these streaming services available on day one, or do you think it’s completely understandable? Sound off with a comment below.