Nintendo NX Articles RSS Feed | Nintendo NX RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Report: Nintendo NX expected to be revealed before E3, lauched by November Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:03:08 -0500 Curtis Dillon

The rumours continue to build. A new report says that Nintendo may be revealing the "concept" sooner than we originally thought.

According to Nomura Securities analyst Junko Yamamura, Nintendo plans to unveil the NX sometime between March and May, followed by a full console reveal in June - presumably at E3, though whether or not Nintendo have a live show or a direct as usual, remains to be seen. Yamamura's also claims that NX will launch in either October or November of this year, as was previously rumoured.

Yamamura suggests that the impending announcement of the NX will see Wii U and 3DS sales fall dramatically:

"We have lowered our estimates for current consoles to reflect the present situation, fiercer competition, and what has happened in the past when new hardware is announced."

Last month it was reported that Nintendo expects to ship 20 million NX's by the end of 2016, which we deemed quite the overestimation. Additionally, a controller patent appeared to be leaked, the front of which is comprised entirely of a touch screen, which can double as a second screen - much like a small Wii U GamePad. The patent by no means is the final design controller for the system, patents are frequent and rarely come to fruition, but it does give insight into Nintendo's line of thinking.

Rumours and reports have been leaking about the NX ever since it was announced last year.

Nintendo just had a Direct that was focused entirely on Smash Bros., the last for that game, so the next is likely to be the reveal event for the NX. All things considered, the next Direct is likely to be in February, or March, given that the full reveal is set for June.

The NX has been long-rumoured to release this year, and the report from Yamamura also suggests at an October/November release, which makes the 20 million units shipped figure all the more ridiculous. Though it is important to keep in mind that these are all unconfirmed reports and conjecture, from some reputable source, however. 

Whatever the NX is, and whatever Nintendo's projections for it are, we should know much more in the coming weeks or months. It's an exciting time for Nintendo, and for gamers in general, with a new console on the horizon, VR mere months away, and loads of great games. For all your gaming news, and the sooner rather than later NX reveal, stay tuned to GameSkinny.

What do you think the Nintendo NX will be? Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:12:18 -0400 mrivera269

Nintendo is making a new system code-named the Nintendo NX. It’s unfortunate, but there isn’t much faith left in Nintendo in the eyes of many gamers. They’ve released underwhelming consoles and failed to capture hard-core gamers with their innovations. Let’s lay out what we know about the console, and then add some speculation as to what if possibly be.

We know that the console will be a hybrid system fusing mobile and console gaming.

The NX is being marketed more of as a “platform” rather than a console. Nintendo plans to bring together smartphone, tablets, PCs, and the NX. We also know the console will house “industry-leading chips," so the console should be as strong as or stronger than current-gen consoles such as PS4 or Xbox One. Other than those two points not much else is known about the console. Developer units have been sent, but it's unlikely specs or anything will be leaked anytime soon.

But, what is the Nintendo NX? How is Nintendo fusing mobile and console together? Could the console possibly be a tablet in itself that can connect to your television? Could it act as a streaming box that can beam game to your mobile platform while you’re away from home? Sound off on the comments below as to what you guys think the Nintendo NX is. Also, Can the Nintendo NX help resurrect the ailing game developer?