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Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:29 am

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As if Nintendo going mobile wasn't enough...
Iwata wrote: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.

Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, the new hardware system with a brand-new concept, NX, and smart devices and PCs, and Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service.
Unlike the Club Nintendo membership service that Nintendo has been operating, the new membership service will include multiple devices and create a connection between Nintendo and each individual consumer regardless of the device the consumer uses. This membership will form one of the core elements of the new Nintendo platform that I just mentioned.
During a press conference in Japan Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata mentioned new hardware, codenamed NX.

The press conference was held to announce a partnership between Nintendo and Japanese mobile game specialist DeNA to create mobile games based on Nintendo's intellectual property.

Nintendo also plans to create a new membership service, with DeNA, that will work across all Nintendo hardware, mobile devices and PC.

It was while announcing this new membership service that Iwata mentioned the new NX hardware.

Here's the direct quote from Iwata, which we captured and published in video form below.

"Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service, which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, the new hardware with a brand new concept NX, smart devices and PCs."

At this stage it's hard to tell what the NX is, exactly, but in an image published on Nintendo's official website, it's described as a "dedicated game system", which suggests a home console of some kind. We're told more information will be revealed next year.
Source - eurogamer



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Post by Jezo » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:13 am

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Post by K2. » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:15 am

I suppose it makes sense for them to already be working on, what I'd guess is, the successor for the Wii U, given it's Nintendo they likely have some kind of additional feature in the works, like they did with the DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U. Even if we don't get it for another 3 or 4 years at least the fact they're working on it doesn't overly surprise me. Although venturing into the mobile/smartphone app market does, although I guess it was slightly inevitable.
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Post by row101 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:23 am

Holy cow, Nintendo going mobile? They better tread carefully lest they lose my business.

Nice to see that they're making make another home console though.
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Post by Icarus1497 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:47 am

Sounds good, the more integration the better as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by Dark nemisis » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:55 am

Well this has been a long time coming... but next year!?

They should have done this before the Wii was killed off. The customer base will be extremely narrow and I'm guessing they will be expecting a social integration with Miiverse.

Fingers crossed it all goes well and I hope they manage something amazing because its already late and I'm not sure if I will still be interested next year.

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Post by Fabong » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:15 pm

NX sounds exciting and science fictiony
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Post by olrodlegacy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:44 pm

Wouldn't mind NX as a final name. Different to Wii, anyway!
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Post by RichardUK » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:53 pm

olrodlegacy wrote:Wouldn't mind NX as a final name. Different to Wii, anyway!
yes i agree, so the NX is a home console, when do you think we will get a new handheld system ?

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:52 pm

"Nintendo NX" would actually be a really good name

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Post by Slazo » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:02 pm

Honestly when I hear NX I get more of a mobile phone vibe, but I'm 99% sure it won't be that.
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Post by row101 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:53 pm

Nintendo stock is up 20% so I guess the shareholders are pretty satisfied with both this & the venture into mobile.
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Post by Robbie » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:59 pm

Luckily, they'll only be releasing games which are suitable for mobiles, instead of a eton mess load of ports

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Post by LostNoob » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:44 pm

They aren't talking about it until next year, so the hype will be unbearable :)
I am looking forward to see what Nintendo are doing next.

Also, going by previous rumors, I wonder if the old rumors of the fusion isn't all that far fetched.
First there was this which gave some truth to that.
Then the thing from AMD about making two CPUs for a gaming company, then finally, the membership system seems to suggest that as well.
The fusion leak did turn out to be a hoax,

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Post by Pineapple » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:36 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:"Nintendo NX" would actually be a really good name

So WiiUMe confirmed
*waits for WiiUs to be announced as the name*
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Post by danbish » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:37 pm

Its nice to see Nintendo still sticking with a dedicated home console. I know they'll probably be ridiculed (again as they always are) but I'm forever thinking that consoles are doing and trying to do too much. They're not games machines, they're a multi-purpose device that also happens to do a million other things that probably don't get used. Be honest, how many of you use every app on Xbox or PS3? I don't, I've never used either console for anything other than games, I welcome a dedicated games machine. A total merging of NNID's would make a massive difference too, buying one game and instantly owning I across all the other platforms. Who knows, this might come true as they have been experimenting with this over the last year or so on eShop, OlliOlli especially.

I'm also very intrigued by their announcement of going mobile since they've always had the stance of 'we never will'. Its a dangerous path to walk so I hope that whoever uses their IP's will tread carefully and do them justice, not turning them into cash cows which so many other franchises have become.

This next year is gonna be hell for waiting, and please - give it a decent name.

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Post by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:37 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:"Nintendo NX" would actually be a really good name

So WiiUMe confirmed
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Post by Vtheyoshi » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:28 pm

More integration can only be a good thing. It's good to see Nintendo fully embracing the modern age. Hopefully we can have an online system that can compete with Live and PSN.
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Post by fulhamben » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:48 pm

i hope they call it the Super NX

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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Well this is surprising that they've announced it so early, everyone knew they would be developing a successor to the Wii U but I'm surprised they've had the need to announce it's development so early on. I guess it was to appease the major shareholders who may be losing faith in the Wii U due to lack of significant improvement in sales despite the superb first party games.

As they have said it's a dedicated game system they really should start calling the home console the NES again, it's a Nintendo system that's made to entertain us via the medium of video games. They could then call the following home consoles NES 2 and so on. This way each new console would be clearly marked as a new console which would avoid the confusion people had with the Wii U (which probably still doesn't help the console to this day), it'd also give people the continuity they like with PS4, there's no confusion between the ps3 and ps4 as they're clearly marked as similar yet different.

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Post by Nintendonator3000 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:11 pm

The more integration the better really. It's hard to comment on this really because there is so much we don't know, however the fact that Nintendo is working on something to accommodate the most industry since great!
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Post by swarf » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:16 pm

It is indeed exciting! Going to be a long wait though if we're going to get really pumped now haha!
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Post by fulhamben » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:42 pm

swarf wrote:It is indeed exciting! Going to be a long wait though if we're going to get really pumped now haha!
im super pumped. in all honesty, this will probably be the last console i will ever buy, i will be around 38 then and if it has a 5 year lifespan then i will be too old in my mind to get another. my kids will be teens then though so ill just have to play theirs :mrgreen:

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Post by euan707 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Am I alone in thinking that they've mentioned this way too early? Obviously this wasn't an official "Hey listen! We've got a brand new thing! Let's discuss" but now it's definitely out there... I'm thinking that it'll just cause people who aren't as much in the know to think "Oh, that's the WiiU done then, I'll just wait for the next one to come out so I can play on that".
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Post by fulhamben » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 pm

euan707 wrote:Am I alone in thinking that they've mentioned this way too early? Obviously this wasn't an official "Hey listen! We've got a brand new thing! Let's discuss" but now it's definitely out there... I'm thinking that it'll just cause people who aren't as much in the know to think "Oh, that's the WiiU done then, I'll just wait for the next one to come out so I can play on that".
maybe, but they will miss out on soo many good games. plus wasnt the a ps5 reveal video leaked weeks after ps4 released. everyone knows they start on the new ones as the current ones hit the shelfs

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