Nintendo does not rule out entering the meta-universe market, but will only consider it if it can provide the "wonder and fun" that the company cares about. Its head, Shuntaro Furukawa, wrote in Reuters.
While video game companies like Ubisoft are actively expanding their presence in the blockchain industry, the Japanese giant is not eager to take advantage of new technologies and criticize them more frequently.
For example, last November, Nintendo asked YouTube to remove footage of the NFT game 1up, which features characters from the Super Mario series.
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Despite the company's overall stance on NFT and blockchain, Nintendo's stock is included in a number of baskets of exchange traded funds and indices focused on the metaverse. Its securities are tracked by the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF and the Solactive Metaverse Technology and Services Index.
Earlier, Sony founder and PlayStation console creator Ken Kutaragi called virtual worlds and VR experiences "annoying" and "pointless. He was backed by Elon Musk.
Recall that in January 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company saw "great potential" in the metaverse and did not rule out investing in that direction.
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