Nintendo working on new console codenamed “NX”, also expanding to mobile

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Gregory Dawes

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Satoru Iwata had confirmed that Nintendo has begun development on it’s next generation home console which is currently being called “NX”. He stated:

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.” It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.

So, don’t expect any news on this console at this years E3. It’s likely we”ll start having news trickle out for the console sometime around E3 2016 which will surely be an exciting time for Nintendo fans. He stated that “NX” is being developed with a brand-new concept, which is common for Nintendo as they always have some unique aspect to each console addition such as 3D and motion control. Hopefully “NX” is just what Nintendo needs to win back the core Nintendo fans who have longed for a “hardcore” Nintendo console for some time. Although the Wii U has been having a fantastic year and it can only get better with titles like Zelda and Star Fox making their way to the console this year.

Also announced today was that Nintendo has partnered with mobile company DeNa to bring their IP to mobile devices. This is a great business decision by Nintendo due to the fact that mobile gaming has been growing exponentially due to the ease of access for millions of users worldwide. Iwata said that he doesn’t want ports of games as some of the controls are meant for certain devices like the Wii. He wants uniquely mobile experiences using the Nintendo IP characters. Could we be seeing new Mario or Zelda games exclusively coming to your iPhone or Android in the coming years? It’s entirely likely due to this, and it’s both exciting and scary as Nintendo doesn’t have much experience in the mobile scene. We’ll see what happens. Let us know your thoughts on all of this news.

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