Aside from expanding their business to mobile gaming, Nintendo also has a ‘secret’ major project Nintendo NX, which is preparing the next generation console after Wii U. Since the details were very scarce, there are numerous nasty rumor about what will be the spec or how it will look like. We only know that it will be a console/mobile hybrid that uses ‘industry-leading’ technology.
One of the rumored Nintendo NX controller. Don’t believe in any rumor until there is an official announcement from Nintendo
Fortunately, Nintendo NX launch date is finally announced during Nintendo’s presentation of their yearly financial performance ending Mar 2016 presentation. The next ‘Nintendo’ generation gaming system will be launched worldwide on March 2017. However, we won’t see much information about the console in near time, even at this E3 June 2016.
One of the question asked about Nintendo NX during the presentation is whether we will see a solid lineup of games and how the cost will impact Nintendo’s financial performance. Here is the answer by the President of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima:
“You are correct about needing a solid lineup of software. One of the reasons for choosing the launch timing that we did is so that the software lineup will be ready in time for the hardware launch. Not only at launch, but we also need to be able to continuously release titles after launch. We are planning for this to be a platform that consumers can enjoy for a long time.
Next, about how we are looking at cost, we are not thinking of launching the hardware at a loss. When Wii U was launched, the yen was very strong. I am assuming that situation will not repeat itself. Selling at a loss at launch would not support the business, so we are keeping that mind in developing NX.“
There is no other known detail yet for Nintendo NX. However, according to Gamespot, we can expect a new Legend of Zelda game for the console system. It was previously announced for Wii U, but now will also come for Nintendo NX. It is expected to have the same launch date with Nintendo NX.
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