Ex Nintendo President Sees Gaming Benefiting From Blockchain

While the traditional gaming world is still skeptical about blockchain and play-to-earn technologies, some veterans of the gaming industry seem to be taking these elements in a more serious way.

Reggie Fils-Aimé, an executive that was President of Nintendo of America from 2006 to 2019, is amongst the gaming brains supporting blockchain technology.

Fils-Aimé stated that he is “a believer in blockchain.” He thinks of blockchain as a technology that is “really compelling”.

He is also “a believer in the concept of ‘play to own’ within video games.”

The former Nintendo executive stated that players who invest their time in games should be able to monetize their activities in some way.

Nintendo, one of the pioneer companies in the gaming industry, has been slow when it comes to innovating by including these elements in their games.

Other companies have already entered the world of blockchain technology, either by including them as an important part of their investing and business strategy (like Ubisoft and Square Enix) or by already launching exclusive NFT drops featuring characters of their franchises like Konami did with Castlevania.