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Nintendo confirms next-generation console, codenamed 'NX'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Mar 2015 22:31 User comments (7)

Nintendo confirms next-generation console, codenamed 'NX' Alongside its announcement that it would be creating mobile games, Nintendo also confirmed it's already working on a next-gen console, codenamed 'NX.'
CEO Satoru Iwata says the NX is "a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept" although he did not elaborate.

Iwata noted that more information would be revealed 'next year,' either at E3 or at a dedicated press event.

"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 said.

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117.3.2015 23:21

I know the internet is blowing up about this claiming that the Wii U is being abandoned but I think they only mentioned the console to re-affirm that they are in the business of making video games and hardware to play them on to try and diffuse any speculation that they are getting out of the hardware business.

Also if this codename NX is the next home console I would expect it no earlier than Fall/Winter 2017 or 2018 which falls in line with Nintendo's typical 5-7 year hardware refresh


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218.3.2015 2:01

As long as it can play WII and WIIU games!


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318.3.2015 8:51

"Brand-new concept," huh? To be honest this isn't a surprise; I've always admired Nintendo for giving it their all to innovate, whether it sells or not. I hope they've come up with something no one's ever done yet.

418.3.2015 9:42

It's about Hologram gaming. I can see the future you know.


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518.3.2015 20:06

The more I hear about it the more its a WIIU that can play portable games....


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619.3.2015 0:32

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
As long as it can play WII and WIIU games!
Possibly, but doubtful.

719.3.2015 12:42

Another console with an x86-64 processor?

It would make sense moving Nintendo closer to PCs & opening up that market.

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