nintendo-logoEarly last, Nintendo’s then-president Satoru Iwata reiterated the company’s commitment to their health initiative, which last we heard some kind of quality of life project that had to do with sleep. However throughout the year, we have not heard or seen anything, and a report in August 2015 suggested that the project might have actually been abandoned.

Turns out the report was right, because according to a recent briefing made to investors, Nintendo’s new president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the project is now on hold and is “off the table”, meaning that it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not Nintendo will ever revisit the project again.

According to Kimishima (translated by WIRED), “In regards to the Quality of Life [device], which was not mentioned in any of today’s questions, we do not have the conviction that the sleep-and-fatigue-themed [device] can enter the phase of actually becoming a product. We no longer have any plans to release it by the end of March 2016.”

However he also stated that the company is still interested in exploring what other quality of life products they can make. “On the other hand, we still believe there are things we can do in the general category of Quality of Life, and we will continue to study the possibility of expanding into this field.” We’re not sure what else could be next, so check back with us later for more updates.

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