Nintendo has released its 2016 Annual Report in English. As usual, it contains the financial statements of the company. Hidden away between the facts and figures are blurbs about the NX and Quality of Life initiatives. There’s nothing new here that we haven’t heard before, but it’s always nice to see confirmation of information.
Nintendo primarily engages in the active development of hardware and software for handheld and home console video game systems, with support from various companies and organizations, in its effort to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches around the world by offering new and compelling products that anyone can enjoy. Nintendo also undertakes the planning and development of smart device application software.
With respect to hardware, Nintendo continuously investigates and undertakes research on fundamental technologies spanning data storage technology such as semiconductor memories, display technology such as liquid crystal displays, and electronic components, while it also carries out research and development activities to examine the applicability of various technologies including interfaces such as touch panels and sensors, wireless communication, networks and security to the field of home entertainment. Nintendo is also devoted to the development of a gaming platform codenamed “NX” with a brand-new concept, which will be launched in March 2017 globally.
Moreover, Nintendo is working on the development of a new product that improves people’s QOL (Quality of Life) in enjoyable ways. Nintendo’s aim is to enable consumers to make daily efforts to improve their QOL in a fun manner by making sleep and fatigue status visible and offering various services based on this information.