NX Set To Surprise.

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Despite the fact Nintendo rocked the industry only a week ago with confirmation they would indeed be entering the mobile games market it was news of a different kind which stole many a headline. That news was of course in regards to Nintendo’s new hardware codename the NX, and while very little was then or has since been revealed about the new hardware, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has in an interview with Nikkei revealed the company are looking to “surprise players.”
“In the past few years, the idea of what encompasses a gaming platform gradually changed, if you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull. In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”
Mr. Iwata went on to point out that Nintendo would need to “start over from zero” in regards to the concept of the NX and that there was always a possibility the “transition” between hardware, much like in the case of the Wii to Wii U can alienate customers.

NX Set To Surprise.

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8 Comments

  1. After the whole Wii U saga I’m worried about the “innovation” that they’ll pump into NX…

    1. I think when Nintendo use the word “innovation” these days they do so in regards to the DS and Wii. They realize the Wii U hasn’t, cut the mustard so to speak however I wonder do they realize the tablet controller has only contributed slightly to the consoles fate, complacency following the success of the Wii on Nintendo’s part has done far more damage.

  2. Do you think we’ll see Nintendo games on additional platforms one day? Since I don’t own a Wii U or 3DS and I love Nintendo’s games, I would love to see that. PC might be nice.

    1. I think the company are moving towards a digital service much in the way Sony are so. while Nintendo hardware which runs the digital service as standard will be an option, at least for a time anyone willing to pay, perhaps a monthly fee will also get access to Nintendo’s works.

      Quite how such a move would effect the Nintendo product in the end is harder to predict however, if we look towards Sega as an example, going third party pretty much proved the final nail in the company’s coffin, I mean how many great Sega (developed not published) games have you played in the last 10 years?

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