Nintendo chief Shuntaro Furukawa says the firm could move away from making home consoles.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The 46-year-old president of the company has hinted that they could move over to new gaming platforms in the future to move with the times, but for the time being they are putting all their efforts into the Nintendo Switch, which is rumoured to have a second console in the works.

Speaking to Japanese website, www.nikkei.com, Forbes translated the businessman as saying: "We aren't really fixated on our consoles.

"At the moment we're offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software - and that's what we're basing how we deliver the 'Nintendo experience' on.

"That being said, technology changes. We'll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on.

"It has been over 30 years since we started developing consoles.

"Nintendo's history goes back even farther than that, and through all the struggles that they faced the only thing that they thought about was what to make next.

"In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles - flexibility is just as important as ingenuity."