In the midst of today’s huge news about Nintendo’s partnership with DeNa and their move to mobile gaming on smart devices (we will get to that news later!), Nintendo President Satoru Iwata assured consumers that while Nintendo is pursuing this brand new avenue, they are not abandoning their game platform business. In a statement, Iwata re-iterated that this new spectrum that Nintendo is venturing into has actually given them more drive and more purpose than ever before when it comes to dedicated gaming platforms, and that they are currently working on a new system codenamed “NX”.

“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.””

While it is too early for Nintendo to go into any further detail, Iwata says that they will hopefully elaborate more on the system next year. With the Wii U finally hitting its stride and turning in some very high-quality software, how far off is the “NX” — or rather, how far off should it be until it releases, if it is indeed Nintendo’s next home console?

  • Thomas Andersen

    To be honest, I just want a Nintendo! ..a pure home console with 500GB + and Amazing Online Functionalities!

    Skeptical about “a brand-new concept”… Attention should be one getting the system to allow for Huge 3rd party support and a core gaming experience!:)

    • Morgan

      It’s so vague we really don’t know anything at this point to speculate about. If this is the successor to the Wii U, there needs to be a large HDD (maybe a terabyte of space), especially since Nintendo is so intent on pushing digital sales.

      I would like it to keep the gamepad though with the option to use the GCN controller as a “classic” controller. GCN is by far their best sole controller that doesn’t have a screen on it.

      • Thomas Andersen

        I agree! Id love for it to work on SSD, my new PC got 120GB SSD and it turns on in like 10-15sec.

        I like the gamepad to, but like playing with the pro controller even more. I feel the pro controller is better than the GCN controller to be honest, not by much, but yeah!:)

      • Ryan Haynes

        They could just make Gamecube controller shaped Pro Controllers.

        They SHOULD be making those.

        Oh well, their loss.

  • Zelda Fan Guy

    Well it makes sense for them to be working on the next one already, due to the fact that they have one year on the Xbox One and PS4 already… May as well stay ahead of them entirely for generation, set the standard, be a step ahead of the current generation 🙂

  • MischievousLittleImp

    Well, it would be interesting to have a new Nintendo console… but, I’ve just bought the Wii U! T_T

  • Richard Rahl

    mAYbe it’s tiem for nintendo (and sony adn microsoft) to start focusing on games, sicne all 3 are lacking in that department.

    • Morgan

      I think Nintendo is doing pretty well in the game department. 😉

    • Ryan Haynes

      … While I’ll agree the other 2 aren’t, please enlighten me on how Nintendo isn’t focused on games?

    • Ryan Haney

      Nintendo is far and away better than the other 2 in the game development department.
      P.S. As a dyslexic guy, I know the importance of proof reading before clicking “post”. You want people to focus on the idea you’re trying to convey, not trying to translate your version of the words.

      • Ryan Haynes

        I didn’t even notice that he misspelled them until you pointed it out. The brain doesn’t read individual letters, but the whole word at once.

  • Ryan Haynes

    I’m sure it’s just a concept at this point. Much like the “Project Cafe” or the “Revolution” way back when.

    • Morgan

      I agree. I can’t see them coming out with a new console in, say, two years. Not with so many huge titles coming to the Wii U like Zelda and Xenoblade, among others.

  • CEObrainz

    I think it’s less about a new hardware addition to the line of consoles and rather about a new platform that will unify all future services and games. Something similar to Steam OS that that can be installed on PC’s, used on dedicated gaming machines and games which can be run on iOS and Android.

    If Nintendo really are going through that route then they may see themselves rocketing past Sony and Microsoft simply because it allows Nintendo to create more games and IP’s without worrying about the destined platform. Since games will be able to be scaled back we will see releases much sooner (if all Nintendo devs are up to par) and playable on any future platform whether that be Handheld on console.

    Basically it’s the fusion but better….

    • James Cahoon

      Nintendo announced NX specifically to assure people that they are not just doing that. it IS going to be a console.

      • CEObrainz

        I think you misunderstand what I’m saying. Nintendo announced the NX so that people wouldn’t start thinking they are going the mobile only route. I’m trying to say that the NX may be more about the platform that future devices will use, meaning yes they are still releasing new hardware but the focus is on the OS with similarities to Windows 10 on pc’s, XBone and Phones.

        • James Cahoon

          Yeah. I see.