So, apparently Nintendo is ready to begin divulging information with a steady frequency now. The latest comes on the heels of Nintendo’s global President, Tatsumi Kimishima, sharing several news items recently during an interview. Now, we are learning of even more plans from Nintendo.
Dr. Serkan Toto has shared some advanced information that is due to become effective within the company’s Articles of Incorporation.
These new businesses for Nintendo are truly set to create a major footprint for the company outside of strictly consoles and games. The Quality of Life platform that has been talked about a little in the past, would appear to fall within the medical and health devices business that is mentioned. It would also appear that under the umbrella of managing/investing in “eating establishments” would likely fall under the much-anticipated Universal Studios agreement. Of course, there would be much more expected in the theme parks than restaurants.
“Computer software” is pretty curious as it could lead some to conclude that means something along the lines of Nintendo “going third party” somehow. I would look at that in a slightly different manner, though. Instead of seeing “games” in that scenario, I see something more along the lines of learning/teaching software, similar to the Brain Age series of games for DS. Also, look to the “app” that was employed on the Nintendo 3DS that was used at The Louvre in Paris.
In any event, I look forward to hearing more on these new businesses with the next Investor Briefing/Q&A. Nintendo, having recently announced the selling of the majority of their ownership stake in the Seattle Mariners, is certainly looking to strengthen their financial base by capitalizing on their standing assets. Exciting times ahead!
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