Nintendo’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders was held today in Kyoto, Japan. The companies board of directors and key personnel were all in attendance to provide an update about the company's progress. During the question and answer section of the meeting, Nintendo President Kimishima and Shigeru Miyamoto addressed the topic of creating video content based on Nintendo's intellectual property.
Shareholder: Regarding product video, are there any plans to bring back past content like Kirby anime on BD, or old games on DD for console/mobile?
Kimishima: We’ll look into investing toward film. We want to increase opportunities for Nintendo IP and guide consumers with hardware = software synergy. Regarding Kirby, we’ll take your valuable opinion into consideration.
Miyamoto: We hold the Kirby IP and it’s growing in Europe. It’s selling in Spain; watched in places without game hardware. We want to make anime for Pikmin, Star Fox, Yoshi, etc. and distribute it freely, or integrate into games.
No mention of Detective Pikachu, but the company definitely seems poised to enter yet another space with their intellectual property. It remains to be seen how Nintendo fans will consume this new video content, but we have seem other game franchises like Overwatch do a great job of providing content that is enjoyed alongside the game.
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