While we have yet to hear anything new about the NX, we now have a codename for the next generation handheld, the "MH"

New Nintendo handheld “MH” in development

While we have yet to hear anything new about the NX, we now have a codename for the next generation handheld, the "MH"

Nintendo has held their cards pretty close to their chest lately when it comes to the next generation of consoles. While we have had hints of what the Nintendo NX might be, we have yet to get any solid ideas on what the console will actually do — let alone look like.

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There is new news on a Nintendo next-gen platform, however. Unfortunately, it’s not about the NX. Say hello instead to the Nintendo “MH”. The following is an excerpt of a Japanese financial report translated by Twitter user BlackKite:

“By doing things like changing money order premises, forecasts from FY March 2017 to FY March 2020 are being revised downwards. The driving force for economic growth has been switched from previous new businesses like “Health service, Theme park & Mobile games” to the next generation game console NX and next generation portable game console MH (Tentative title). There is no change in mid-term growth scenario.

Things being predicted from now on are new factors to profit impact when NX and MH are to be fully announced, and monetization of mobile games. If the skepticism on these can be wiped away, there is a high chance that their stocks will be greatly revalued, and as a premise for long-term investment, now is perhaps the [best] entry timing [to invest here].”

Once again, there’s virtually nothing to go off of in the report. However, it is now clear that Nintendo is indeed looking to replace the Nintendo 3DS sometime in the near-ish future.

This is odd since Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stated “The NX is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS” in a previous interview. If both statements are true, then it is quite possible that the MH is directly related to the NX in some way. The MH could very well be the supposed handheld component of the NX. However, it is also likely that the statement merely means that the Wii U and the 3DS will have zero similarities to the NX and MH consoles.

Despite NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aimé statement that the NX would be talked about sometime in 2016, Nintendo’s presence has all but been confirmed as being limited to a full-day presentation on The Legend of Zelda Wii U. As such, it appears that we won’t be getting any news on either the NX or MH for quite some time.

What do you think MH could possibly stand for? What could the MH actually be? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!


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