Earlier this year Nintendo unveiled the Labo. It does feel a tad niche and we’re sure that there are some who are questioning the company’s decision. However it seems that the Labo has actually done pretty well, or at least well enough according to Nintendo’s standards. This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to Forbes.

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When asked if the Labo has met the company’s expectations, he replied in the affirmative. “So it’s absolutely met our expectations, and to put this in perspective, we see Nintendo Labo as a title and a platform that will sell for extended periods of time, much like we experienced with Brain Age on the DS or Wii Fit on the original Wii.”

For those who are unfamiliar with the Labo, these are basically a set of DIY kits made out of cardboard that can be put together and paired with the Nintendo Switch. From there users can program it to do a variety of things. For example we’ve seen how some users have turned the Labo into a controller for an electric wheelchair, or used as musical instruments.

However like we said, it is a pretty niche kind of toy/game but it is an interesting initiative by the company. Exactly where it will be headed remains to be seen, but so far so good.

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