A former chief executive of EA has said Nintendo is on the way to becoming a software-only company.
Bing Gordon said Nintendo could follow Sega and stop making consoles completely.
Gordon told GamesIndustry: “I think Nintendo’s already on track to become primarily a software company.
“We saw that with Sega back in the day; Sega made some missteps and became primarily a software company.”
Gordon said Nintendo are in a better position than Sega were but it will still come under pressure, especially in the handheld department.
He added: “Nintendo hasn’t really made missteps, Nintendo probably has better creative talent and better leadership now than Sega did.
“It’s got the most robust business model, the best creative talent.
“I think the handheld is going to be under a lot of pressure. I can imagine a day when Nintendo wonders – and maybe it’s a generational change – when Nintendo wonders if they ought to take some of their best games and make them apps.”