NTT Docomo

DTT Docomo for the Nintendo Cloud Gaming


In Japan the NTT Docomo is looking to be ready for Cloud Gaming Service host.

The 5G will be better than traditional Wi-Fi connections.

When it will become widely, it will be able to enjoy high-def games on PC, smartphones, console.

Nintendo Switch

Sony Playstation and Nintendo are historical partners of NTT Docomo.

Looking to the future, Nintendo may be the first company to make it possible, as it is investing in R&D for a next Cloud Game solution using primarly 5G fast connection.

Nintendo Switch Cloud Gaming

According to a forecast from May 2020, Cloud Gaming market in Japan is expected to reach 14bln yen in 2023 (about 1.21 billion yen in 2019).

The Japanese video game market is expected to reach around 1.52 trillion yen by fiscal year 2023.

Cloud Gaming market in Japan
Credit: Statista

According to Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo President, a Nintendo Cloud Gaming solution may be possibile in the future only when cloud gaming will increase the worldwide gaming population and give them more opportunities.

While we don't expect all games to become cloud games any time soon, the technologies are definitely advancing. We see a future where cloud and streaming technologies will develop more and more as a means of delivering games to consumers. We must keep up with such changes in the environment. That being said, if these changes increase the worldwide gaming population, that will just give us more opportunities with our integrated hardware and software development approach to reach people worldwide with the unique entertainment that Nintendo can provide.

nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2019/qa1906e.pdf