Nintendo Teases New “NX” Console
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
In an effort to dispel concern over Nintendo’s move into mobile gaming, CEO Satoru Iwata today revealed that the company is pushing forward with a new gaming console, and that it is currently codenamed the NX.
“While this is not something directly relating to the collaboration that we have announced today, here is one thing I would like to mention to avoid any misunderstandings.
Nintendo has decided to deploy its video game business on smart devices but it is not because we have lost passion or vision for the business of dedicated video game systems. On the contrary, now that we have decided how we will make use of smart devices, we have come to hold an even stronger passion and vision for the dedicated video game system business than ever before. Nintendo has made this decision because we have concluded that the approach of making use of smart devices is a rational way for us to encourage even more people around the world to recognize the great value of the wonderful game software available on our dedicated game systems.
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.”
The NX is assumed to be the next-generation hardware that will replace the Wii U. Since more news is promised next year, it seems a safe bet that the NX, or whatever it’s called by then, will be officially revealed at E3 in 2016.