Remember back four years ago when Nintendo announced they’d be branching out into health and quality of life products? It’s understandable if you forgot: after all, Nintendo has remained very silent on the matter since, with only one reassurance last year they’re still working on it. However, that may not be the case any longer: according to Nikkei, a Japanese business daily, Nintendo has abandoned their quality of life plans, citing potential hardware partner Panasonic’s leaving of the project this past March. This report is apparently why Nintendo’s stock was just down 5%, which was apparently its biggest drop in 18 months.
While other theories have involved Nintendo running out of surprises for Switch’s holiday season or concerns regarding their ill-received Nintendo Switch Online plans, this quality of life explanation is perhaps the most interesting given Nintendo’s near-silence. Perhaps we’ll hear some answers on June 28th’s shareholders meeting?
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