Nintendo reveals their next-gen hardware concept ‘The NX’

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Posted March 18, 2015 by Richard Hoskins in Games

President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has confirmed that the gaming company is in the process of creating new hardware called ‘The NX’ in a recent media conference.

Described as a ‘dedicated gaming system’, the news was only part of the joint announcement that Nintendo has entered into a partnership with Japanese mobile gaming company, DeNa. Stating via official translation,

Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, the new hardware system with a brand-new concept, NX, and smart devices and PCs, and Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service,

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Going on to say, ‘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,'” and “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year’.

This has certainly peaked the public’s interest. With the phrase ‘brand-new concept’ being used, many are left to wonder whether this is marketing at its finest or a legitimate attempt at innovation from Nintendo. Will it be another Wii-like system or will it be a gaming platform that sends Nintendo back to its roots of simple controller play? Much is left to be heard and surely more detail about ‘The NX’ and the DeNa partnership will come out over time, but for now, we’re just excited to see Nintendo establish their will and future within the gaming  industry.

To see the full media event, feel free to check out the video above.


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