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NEWS: Nintendo Develops 'Entirely New' Game Hardware Platform, Codenamed NX


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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:20 am Reply with quote
Fair enough. Obviously you've gotta start development years ahead right? I assume that's all this is. It better be. Because I don't think I'm alone when I say I really don't wanna even start talking seriously about a new Nintendo console until...2017 maybe?
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KH91



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:33 am Reply with quote
Please think about a proper name that wont confuse the casual consumers this time(Wii to Wii U). If you cant think of a good name, just follow Sony's naming plan: adding the next number. Clearly effective.
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cloud8100



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:39 am Reply with quote
Ahh, I'll never keep up with consoles and games. Even though there's a list of things I wanna play.

I give up man.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:44 am Reply with quote
I hope it has a good name this time and doesn't have much of a gimmick.
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Juhachi



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:07 am Reply with quote
If this isn't the advent of the NerveGear, then I doubt it'll be entirely new. Either way, they should just focus on the successor to the 3DS, considering how much success they've had since the DS was introduced over a decade ago.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:13 am Reply with quote
I hope they aren't going the smartphone route.
Also does anyone have a translation of this.
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Ushio



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:33 am Reply with quote
ikillchicken wrote:
Fair enough. Obviously you've gotta start development years ahead right? I assume that's all this is. It better be. Because I don't think I'm alone when I say I really don't wanna even start talking seriously about a new Nintendo console until...2017 maybe?



The Wii U hasn't even shipped 10 million in 2 1/2 years while the Gamecube a failure was already over 14 million.

Nintendo can't afford to stretch out a failure they have to replace it asap.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:39 am Reply with quote
KH91 wrote:
Please think about a proper name that wont confuse the casual consumers this time(Wii to Wii U). If you can't think of a good name, just follow Sony's naming plan: adding the next number. Clearly effective.

I doubt it. They've a long history of avoiding giving sequential numbers to the hardware succeeding the previous one:

(Home consoles)
Color TV-Game, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U

(Handheld consoles)
Game & Watch, Game Boy, Virtual Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance (SP), Nintendo DS (Lite, DSi), Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:57 am Reply with quote
More info:

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/17/nintendo-teams-dena-make-smartphone-games/

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/17/nintendo-will-handle-planning-smartphone-games-dena-will-operate/

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Mobile phone games maker DeNA and Nintendo have entered a “business and capital alliance for the joint development and operation of gaming applications for smart devices” the two companies announced today.

The two companies believe they can create new business opportunities by combining their strengths, and will jointly operate new game applications developed specifically for smart devices. These applications will feature Nintendo IP.

In addition to developing and operating smartphone games together, DeNA and Nintendo will also develop a new “core system,” which they say will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo’s own dedicated videogame platforms. A new membership service utilizing this system will launch in Fall 2015.


Turns out NX, their next gen console, is a separate development effort from this DeNA partnership:
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/17/nintendos-next-dedicated-videogame-platform-codenamed-nx/
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Nintendo may be teaming up with DeNA to create games for smartphones, but that doesn’t mean they intend to stop creating games for dedicated videogame platforms. In fact, their next dedicated videogame hardware is codenamed “NX,” company president Satoru Iwata revealed at a press event today.

Update: During a Q&A session, Iwata was asked why the company chose to announce its next dedicated videogame console during a press conference about their partnership with DeNA. He replied that Nintendo chose to make the NX announcement so people would understand that Nintendo are not exiting the dedicated videogame business, and that the company “will be progressing with dedicated videogame devices with passion”.
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Banjo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:21 am Reply with quote
I'm not expecting anything good from them really, Nice to see them trying though. Twisted Evil
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:03 am Reply with quote
From the looks of it, Nintendo is trying to get themselves into the smartphone market (referring to the links configspace displayed)?

The NX...I just hope that it'll have backwards compatibility of some sort.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:30 am Reply with quote
....Y'know, I just have to bring this up: why the HELL are people OBSESSED over the Wii U's name? Seriously, what IS IT about that names that IRRITATES people so much? It's just weird to see in action. And it's not even the stupidest name of the consoles. I mean, we all agreed that the XBox One was an asinine name, but now people outright wear kid gloves with it. Three years in and people are STILL obsessing over the Wii U's name. It's honestly just bizarre, if not a bit creepy.

Also, I noticed when they were talking about the NX they NEVER mentioned it being the Wii U's successor or next-gen hardware. At all. They just mentioned it having a new concept. That's it. That is all they EVER said.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:43 am Reply with quote
September 23, 1889 is when Nintendo started as a hanafuda playing card game company.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:48 am Reply with quote
It'll be called the Wii U Mii
But the American version will be the Wii U Mii Us
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:12 am Reply with quote
Ushio wrote:
The Wii U hasn't even shipped 10 million in 2 1/2 years while the Gamecube a failure was already over 14 million. Nintendo can't afford to stretch out a failure they have to replace it asap.


Not exactly. Nintendo is probably the one company that can afford to stretch out a failure to some degree. And looking at their stacked 2015 release lineup, they clearly haven't given up on the Wii U yet by any means. Plus, replacing the Wii U too quickly is gonna be an awful slap in the face to people who actually did buy a Wii U and it isn't going to inspire much confidence that it is worth investing in their new system. I mean look, I do see your point. Obviously the Wii U just has not worked out at all and they're going to look to replacing it sooner rather than later. I wouldn't take it as a foregone conclusion that it'll happen ASAP though. I'm at least still somewhat optimistic that we'll get another couple years out of the Wii U before we see a new home console.
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