Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo is developing a new “dedicated game platform” called the NX.
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed a partnership with Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA; where DeNA will be making mobile games using Nintendo IP. However, to prove that they are still interested in the hardware business, Satoru Iwata teased the NX:
“As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename ‘NX,'”
Iwata gave very little information about NX apart from the fact that it will be part of their new multi-platform service with DeNA and that they’ll share more information next year:
“Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, the new hardware system with a brand-new concept, NX, and smart devices and PCs, and Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service,”
“It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.”
So what is NX? Is it a replacement for the Wii U or 3DS? Or is it something different entirely? Hopefully, Nintendo will update us before 2016.
Personally, I hope the NX is the cross platform Nintendo machine we’ve all been waiting for. This is quite likely especially as “X” is often used to represent “cross” in Japan. Nevertheless, I doubt that the NX will actually be a handheld home console hybrid and more of a third tier which links the Wii U and 3DS together.
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