Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has reiterated that the company plans to grow its game development capabilities organically rather than through acquisitions.
With the industry going through a period of consolidation, Furukawa touched on the topic of acquisitions on Thursday following the publication of Nintendoâs latest financial results.
On January 10, Rockstarâs parent company Take-Two revealed its intention to purchase mobile gaming giant Zynga in a $12.7 billion deal â at the time the biggest ever in the games industry.
âI really have a hard time imagining which of the big ones they could even be interested in buying,â he said.
The company has always relied on first-party games, and I donât see any reason why they should change.â.
Last year Nintendo acquired Canadian Luigiâs Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games – the company’s first buyout in more than a decade.
A month later, Nintendo appeared to have started construction of two major office expansions in Kyoto, Japan, reportedly in an attempt to create more games in-house, rather than outsourcing development. »