Nintendo’s newest console gaming system, code-named the NX, has been public knowledge for quite a while now. Regardless, information on it has been very scarce, with Nintendo keeping all the good secrets to themselves. They even opted out of presenting it at the biggest gaming convention that just happened a couple of weeks back — E3. This has many fans either angry, confused, or a combination of both because of this decision. However, Shigeru Miyamoto finally tells us the reason why Nintendo has been so secretive of the company’s newest gaming console, although quite vaguely.

During an interview, Miyamoto stated that “In terms of NX, there’s an idea that we’re working on,” he said. “That’s why we can’t share anything at this point, and I don’t want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker.”

Certainly, this quote was vague enough to leave you with more questions than answers, like this “idea” Nintendo is working with. What we can guess, however, is that, due to that last sentence, we can expect the NX to have some sort of original concept to it. It won’t just be a more powerful Wii U, but something completely different that differentiates it from other gaming consoles.

The NX will be coming out in March 2017, so hopefully we’ll finally see a reveal of the system by the end of this year.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    aka GIMMICKS

    • TheHasbroGAMER

      Literally every Nintendo controller has had a gimmick. Gimmicks are not automatically bad.

      • Valwin Mediaz

        were is the gimmick in the GameCube ?

        • Dan0709

          ^ this, not every controller had one, nor has to

        • Aram Graciano Ruiz

          Sensitive shoulder buttons.

          • Valwin Mediaz

            leave

          • SortingHat

            Those are just buttons. Gimmicks are features to draw you in and then not have good use or very little use of them.

            Wii Remote was a gimmick because it didn’t add new buttons to allow new moves.

            The N64 might have been the best innovation using the Z button and C-sticks which the Gamecube has a version of.

            Without the C-sticks a lot of Nintendo games are awkward to play while not impossible to complete it just doesn’t have the right feel.

        • programninja

          gim·mick
          ˈɡimik/
          noun
          a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or business.
          Nowhere in the definition of gimmick does it say that it is bad. The NES controller was a giant gimmick and the layout of the ABXY buttons the Gamecube’s gimmick

          • programninja

            also the Gamecube itself probably had a few gimmicks “Electronics Informal. a capacitor formed by intertwining two insulated wires.” (Dictionary.com). 😛

        • Ether101

          It doubled as a bludgeoned weapon.

        • TheHasbroGAMER

          C-Stick, Button layout. These are things that would match what people are now calling gimmicks. A gimmicky controller to gamers is something that is not a traditional controller.

          For the NES we had a D-pad, SNES had shoulder buttons, N64 had an analog stick, Gamecube with it’s C-stick and button layout, Wii with motion controls, Wii U with the touchpad. These all fit into what people would have seen as gimmicks.

      • I don’t think that’s true at all. The Wiimote wasn’t a gimmick. It genuinely added something to the gameplay and the design of games for the system. IMHO, a “gimmick” is a trick you use to garner attention, but may not be meaningfully beneficial. The Wii U gamepad is a better example of a gimmick.

      • SortingHat

        Actually no. every Nintendo controller added new buttons like the invention of the L and R buttons which actually were used in quite a bit of games.

        The invention of the Z button which allowed new moves like the hip drop move or Z-targeting.

        All the actual gimmicks have been entirely optional like the Power Glove or the Gyro Mate.

        • Sha of Greed

          Virtual boy….

  • Aedus

    Link appears to right handed in any of the gameplay I’ve seen in BotW. Link was right handed in Twilight Princess for Wii because they reversed the onscreen visuals, to make it easier for the players (because the majority of them would be right handed), and ended up with right handed Link. Same for Skyward Sword, Link is right handed. This could possibly indicate an NX controller similar to the Wii contoller.

    • bobmarley

      Inexact: take Twilight Princess, when GC footage was released, Link was left-handed, he later became right-handed for the Wii.
      The footage of Breath of the Wild only exists for Wii U, therefore right-handed, perhaps it could be reverse the process for NX 😛

      • Dan0709

        i’m so tired about this whole right handed / left handed subject…it’s totally meaningless right now, they said it themselves, there is no plot reason for it being the way it is, nor it necessarily means a new gimmick or anything for the upcoming console. Let the “handed” situation rest for good already people, please

        • Aedus

          I wasn’t aware that Nintendo had said anything about it, hence why I was wondering.

  • Cynius

    So… Nintendo Famicon 2.0 confirmed? It’s just a theory I’m thinking of but maybe Nintendo want to “reset” everything and make all that was great to us “new” again, the cartrige rumor and the rumor of Pokemon Sun&Moon being the last “Pokemon” and TloZ BotW being a kind of reimagined Original TloZ NES, and so far there had no being any Mario “main game” for a while, maybe they are working in something. But who knows

    • Zansouki

      coincidentally, Miyamoto also stated that the next Mario game would be different than previous Mario games, so maybe you’re right x)

  • Dan0709

    “an idea that we’re working on”…makes me think the NX is still far in development, might not even be shown the next 2 months like people think…huh

    • programninja

      Well 9 months is not much time to go from idea to mass production so if it isn’t done yet then it probably is about to be.

    • SortingHat

      With all the scary stuff going in the world in the last several years Nintenod is likely rethinking their game plans and are likely holding out.

      They are keeping their eyes on the economy waiting to see if the other shoe drops because if they release the NX then the whole global economy goes to pot it will be a big waste no matter how good the actual system is.

      The mass majority of people will be thinking of life essentials and video games will be way at the bottom of most priorities.

      We haven’t even seen what *scary* really means as a lot of stuff in the Stimulus bill is set for 2017 and 2018 which hasn’t even been read. Over hundreds of pages of it in fact.

      Global elites are shuffling the board now.

    • SortingHat

      Dammit. I meant Nintendo.

  • Isaac Cook

    Let me guess… a VR attachment?

    • SortingHat

      I’m willing to bet a think pad attachment. The question remains if it’s really you that controls the switch or……………………

      I bet the full name will be the NEXT as in the next level. Today’s Game Show featuring the new Nintendo NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Isaac Cook

        thick pad attachment?

  • PC masterace

    There is no NX launching in March clowns themselves don’t know what the console is lulz wait 3 more years then launch

  • Ether101

    Nanomachines.

  • SortingHat

    It will be some kind of think pad made into a game console. The only question for those awake the the global elite plan is like the think pad will it really be you that controls the *switch*?

    To have an idea what a spy on you society is like when it’s full blown look up Colossus Forbin Project from the 1960s which accurately predicts the NSA down to the nth details.

  • SortingHat

    What if the full name is called the NEXT? NX being the shortened version of it?

    That’s what I’d call my next game console to usher in a bold new era as long as the rest of the world holds out as right now the global elite are reshuffling their cards due to the events in the last two years.

    The real scary stuff hasn’t even happened yet and won’t until 2017 or 18.