For the games in terms of fun and accessibility Nintendo always comes up trumps. Whilst Nintendos WiiU hasn’t ignited the fire in the sales, it is a great system with some truly incredible games. Bayonetta 2 and Mario Kart 8 being 2 such titles. It is unsurprising to learn Nintendo is looking to the next 5 and 10 years plans, which ultimately will include new hardware. Announced just yesterday Nintendo is partnering with DeNA a major Free-to-Play/Pay wall in the mobile industry. Along with this came the term Nintendo ‘NX’. Another infamous codename.
“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,” Iwata said via official translation. He also said that NX is not directly related to the service platform. “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,’” he said. “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.”
Other than this, and speculation. There is not an utter of what NX is, or even if it is a hardware generation. Taking the ‘X’ as a Roman numeral, X being 10.
NES, SNES, N64, GC, Wii, WiiU. Depending how Nintendo views its handhelds As you can group the generations of GameBoy/GBColour/GameBoy Backlit as one group. GameBoyAdvance and SP as another. Nintendo DS and 3DS as one (sort of). Could this be Nintendo saying its 10? The graphic from Nintendos presentation does indicate connection between the different platform. Could ‘NX’ simply refer to something quite obvious ‘Nintendo Crossover’. Likely a form of streaming from a central device. See what we mean, it is purely speculative. So to start taking peoples money as retailer, start taking pre-orders is in many ways irresponsible. Though I would like to think many gamers, especially Nintendo gamers as being a bit more savvy. But hype is hype, and peeps will seemingly buy anything before they know anything about it. For no other reason, than just because. We should expect either now other retailers to follow suit.