The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, believes Nintendo is not left behind in online services and VR gaming.

During a Q & A, that was part of Nintendo's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, she was asked about the idea that the company is behind the global trends in mobile gaming, cloud computing, and VR gaming.

"We have not left either VR or network services," Miyamoto said. "We have been working on them since the beginning, and we have experimented with them in various ways."

"At that time, we objectively assessed whether the services allow our consumers to have a pleasant experience and whether we can exploit them at the right cost," he continued. "Because we do not advertise a product until it's released, it may look as if we're left behind."

On the issue of cloud gaming, Miyamoto said: "I think cloud gaming will become more widespread in the future, but I have no doubt that there will be games that are fun because they run locally rather than the cloud."

Nintendo is considered the company is lagging in competition when it comes to cutting-edge technology, especially online. Nintendo's online services are often criticized for lack of quality of life data, such as the use of sizable alphanumeric buddy codes instead of user names. However, the current generation of products has gone a step further for the company, with Nintendo Switch Online, which, while fairly basic compared to the competition, is slightly closer to what Sony and Microsoft offer.