The Nintendo Switch launched last week with a noticeable lack of support for streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu and was also without a web browser.
Speaking to the Washington Post on Wednesday (March 8), Nintendo America’s chief operating officer, Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the company are working on rectifying this by bringing streaming services to the Nintendo Switch.
“We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time,”
Reggie went on to explain that the lack of streaming services and a web browser were not a problem, suggesting that the Switch is focused on being a games console first and foremost:
“What I would say is this: We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience.”
While this will no doubt be good news to those hungry for more things to do with their new console, no time frame was revealed.
Despite the lack of streaming services, the Nintendo Switch is selling very well indeed. The console has reportedly sold 330,000 units in Japan from March 3-5, and has sold twice as much as the Wii U during its opening weekend.