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Nintendo has been unable to arrest a slide in console sales as more people play games on smartphones and tablets. The company’s apparent solution? A move into health care.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata vowed Thursday to stick to the company’s old ways, refused to resign or cut product prices despite its dismal earnings, but said the video game maker will enter the health care industry.
Iwata didn’t give details of what he called his ‘‘quality of life’’ business plans, except that it won’t be a wearable device.
Kyoto-based Nintendo already offers fitness games. Iwata promised to disclose details later this year.