Destructoid recently interviewed Dan Adelman, Nintendo’s head of business development, about the lack of a unified account system. Adelman says Nintendo has heard the criticism and feedback from consumers, but there isn’t anything to announce at this time.
“We don’t have anything new to announce, unfortunately, other than we’ve definitely heard that feedback many times from both inside and outside the company. It’s definitely something that we’re very much aware of. All development for the infrastructure really happens out of Japan, so we’ve kind of communicated this need in the market, and they’re very much aware of it and working towards really just always improving the eShop.”
When Adelman was asked about how developers felt about the lack of a unified system, Adelman says it hasn’t pushed developers away from making games for the eShop.
“In terms of how developers or consumers are impacted by it, I’ve definitely read a lot of frustrations from consumers. I actually haven’t heard it too much from developers — it just doesn’t come up as much in conversation, or if it does come up, it’s usually from a standpoint of them also being a consumer as well as a developer. But I have never heard a developer say, ‘I’m interested in making games for the eShop, but because of this account system, I really don’t feel comfortable doing that.’ That hasn’t seemed to be a barrier at this point.” says Adelman.
You can read the full article of Destructoid’s interview with Nintendo’s Damon Baker and Dan Adelman at the link below.