#NintendoNX #Console – Nintendo NX: Is The Company Alienating Its Fans With No NX Announcement? : It is now October, and fans still know little to nothing about the Nintendo NX. On March 17, 2015, the former president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata announced Nintendo’s plans to what at the time seemed to be the successor to the Nintendo Wii U.
Iwata made the announcement in conjunction with the announcement of the partnership with DeNA to explore mobile gaming. The announcement was designed to ease shareholders’ minds that Nintendo was still dedicated to making consoles, Polygon reported.
“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.”
Eighteen months later, fans of Nintendo have about as much evidence about the system codenamed NX as they did in March of 2017. Sure, there have been plenty of rumors floating around, but there has been nothing definitive straight from Nintendo.
The only thing fans know for sure is that Nintendo expects the NX to launch in March of 2017 just prior to the end of their fiscal year. There has been some buzz surrounding the NX in recent weeks. On September 22, the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, continued his praise of the console when speaking with IGN.
“I think, once again, the interface is very attractive. It’s a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today. That’s what I like – that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now.”
If that wasn’t enough, Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara all but confirmed that the Nintendo NX would be a hybrid home console and handheld to the Wall Street Journal.