Money for nothing, or harmful to Nintendo’s core business?

Nintendo is certainly enjoying something of a purple patch right now. The Switch is selling in astonishing numbers, the company is broadening its appeal via movies and theme parks and its franchises are getting more attention than ever before – as is evidenced by the way Animal Crossing: New Horizons has seemingly taken over the entire planet.

It’s interesting to note, then, that even during this period of success, Nintendo still has people telling it how it should run its own business. First up was games industry analyst and long-time Nintendo critic Michael Pachter, who, in an interview with CNBC about Nintendo’s past, present and future, stated that he felt the firm was missing out on revenue by not offering an Apple Arcade-style service for its existing retro content on smartphones and tablets.

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