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Nintendo Quashes Rumours Of New Hardware At E3 2014

Posted by Damien McFerran

Official confirmation that no new hardware will be shown

Earlier today, we reported on some comments made by IGN's Jose Otero and Peer Schneider regarding Nintendo showing off new hardware at this year's E3.

Schneider, who is the co-founder of IGN and has been working in the industry for quite some time, even stated:

They're absolutely going to show new hardware this year. No doubt in my mind that something... 'Cause I've heard from multiple people now. I've heard from someone who used to be at Nintendo; I've heard it from somebody on the third-party front.

Otero has since gone on record to say the comments were taken out of context, but it all seems moot now as we've just had official word from Nintendo UK regarding this rumour, and can confirm that it is totally false.

To quote the Nintendo UK spokesperson who contacted us:

I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this year's E3.

So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. There will be no new hardware to show at this year's E3.

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User Comments (184)

Marshi

#4

Marshi said:

...How the flying Eff do you take "Their absolutely going to show new hardware this year" out of context?! Oh ign how you amuse me. Remember kids you cant spell ignorant without-well you get the picture!

MAB

#8

MAB said:

But Nintendo will release another version of the 3DS for all the people to run out and buy for no reason ;)

maths

#9

maths said:

Yeah, I listened to that whole podcast and the comment definitely wasn't taken out of context.

jariw

#10

jariw said:

Cool, now we can speculate about what kind of hardware Nintendo will not reveal at E3. Even more fun. :-)

River3636

#11

River3636 said:

IGN is garbage they have been Nintendo Bassing for years, but it was kinda fun to speculate.

DinoFett

#13

DinoFett said:

I will buy and buy and buy and buy......
Have my eye on that Mario Kart 8 Wii U, I can always use another one.
Like the Skylanders Wii in that powder blue color.

Ronoh

#15

Ronoh said:

It's ridiculous rumors like this from the press that make me realize how much older I've become since I first started playing games in 1990. If there's a new hardware announcement, fine. If not, fine. But stop the silly, rabid speculation and act like civilized human beings.

SilverArrow

#17

SilverArrow said:

I still would've liked a 3DS+ or something where it could have HD and can stream to Wii U have more processing power or another Wii U package containing 500GB storage space. I would say "a more powerful Wii U" but if they did that, I would feel like I shot myself in the foot especially since my games are tied to the system hardware.

Datasun_7

#18

Datasun_7 said:

Tbh it would be an more out of touch move on Nintendo's part to announce a successor to either system. And they would certainly lose my trust as a consumer

PvtOttobot

#19

PvtOttobot said:

It's better that way. We don't want anything taking away from Zelda Wii U's trailer do we?

Nintenjoe64

#25

Nintenjoe64 said:

That doesn't rule out a peripheral like the Wii U Zapper for
Link's Crossbow Training 2, Silent Scope U, Mario/Nintendo 3rd person shooter.... c'mon let the hype build until it hits a giant brick wall of disappointment!!!!!!

I think the only thing this rules out is anyone from Nintendo ever telling Peer and Jose any secrets in future.

Knuckles

#27

Knuckles said:

Didn't Nintendo say there wouldn't be a 3DS XL just before E3 2012 last year? Didn't they reveal the XL in a Direct after E3? I'm wouldn't be surprised if they repeated themselves.

Stu13

#29

Stu13 said:

Haha, that was fun while it lasted. Thanks for the memories, IGN.

Rezalack

#30

Rezalack said:

@Neko_Chan I find it funny that IGN gave it a 6 and gave Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze a 9... while Gamespot gave DK:TF a 6 and Kirby an 8. Same reviewers, as well. The clear differences is that one likes easy games and the other likes hard games.

Ninhau

#32

Ninhau said:

now IGN deals in "my aunt heard from my sister, who heard it from the neighbour"?

Oh, thats why I dont visit that site anymore...

Kodeen

#34

Kodeen said:

Why is everyone bagging on IGN? They didn't run the story because it was unsubstantiated. NLife did, however. Shouldn't you be on their case?

unrandomsam

#35

unrandomsam said:

I wish they were going to reveal new hardware. (Miles more interested in those reveals than anything else). Even if it is another 3rd pillar (Or 4th or 5th).

Zyph

#36

Zyph said:

Don't hate on IGN (Peer Schneider). He himself said they were just rumours that's why they didn't bother to report on it. Better listen to the podcasts yourselves. You say IGN keep bashing on Nintendo? Well..maybe you could say that to some editors there, but the IGN Nintendo team are really fond and fans of Nintendo.
And remember when they [Nintendo] also squashed rumours on new systems in the past and to see later it actually true? The most recent one I believe was the 3DS XL.

3Daniel

#38

3Daniel said:

3ds U please! a 3ds with wii u gamepad compatability, and dual circle pads. id love it but it would add to nintendos confusion among the shoppers. 3ds, 3dsxl, 2ds and 3dsU. perfect.

NintyMan

#41

NintyMan said:

Nintendo definitely doesn't need a replacement for Wii U or a successor to 3DS right now. The QOL machine will probably be announced later on to a better audience.

DamoAdmin

#42

Damo said:

@Kodeen They didn't run the story, but their co-founder said "They're absolutely going to show new hardware this year".

The fact that they didn't report on it means nothing. The words still came out of his mouth.

absuplendous

#44

absuplendous said:

The "rumor" was indeed taken out of context. Ostero repeatedly said "I think" before saying what he said (interrupted by interjections from other panelists). It's clear to me that he was offering his own speculation, and certainly not speaking as an authority on the subject. Even if you don't buy that, his assertion is based solely on "I heard from some guys." On top of that, this is Ostero speaking on a podcast that I doubt many people listen to/are aware exists. That's not at all the same as IGN reporting a rumor.

Nevertheless, IGN is being bashed for allegedly reporting a rumor... yet no one is taking Nintendo Life to task for actually publishing an unsubstantiated rumor.

RedYoshi999

#46

RedYoshi999 said:

Wait, I thought Nintendo didn't comment on rumours and speculation?? I smell a conspiracy! (jk)

XCWarrior

#47

XCWarrior said:

Whoever got their hopes up, well I feel bad for you.

Let this be a lesson to you all. IGN loves to troll Nintendo fans.

Stop supporting IGN, avoid their links at all costs.

DatFunkySmell

#50

DatFunkySmell said:

@Marshi If you actually listened to their podcast, they said there would not be a new system, but probably a new version or possibly something related to QOL.

PJR0cks

#53

PJR0cks said:

Well, I'm glad too see this, I was just saying in the other post Nintendo should make a comment, because this could have negative impact on the new bundle sales, well they acted a lot faster then I thought they would, glad to see they're on top of things.

daniruy

#55

daniruy said:

Why people want so badly a new Ninty Hardware? I'm glad with my 3DSand WiiU - suffered a lot, but doing fine now, thank you. DKC:Tropical Freeze keeps my heart warmed.

Bizzyb

#56

Bizzyb said:

What happened to the usual "Nintendo doesn't comment on rumours" line?

paburrows

#58

paburrows said:

I'm glad that they are not showing new hardware, I'm happy with the 3DS and Wii U as they are and just want a bunch on new games!

Inkling

#60

Inkling said:

I have a feeling that the 3DS Lite or a new revision will replace the 3DS original and will be announced after E3 in a Direct! :)

EdJericho

#61

EdJericho said:

@Knuckles
Nintendo says there won't be a 3DS price drop. Over a month later they reveal a price drop.

Nintendo says there's no need for the 3DS to have a 2nd stick. Months later they introduce the Controller Stick Pro.

Nintendo says there won't be a 3DS remodel. Months later they reveal a 3DS XL

Nintendo says there won't be a Wii U price drop. Over a month later they reveal a price drop and even a bundle.

Yeah if anything this confirms more they're gonna reveal some new hardware rather than not.

AdanVC

#62

AdanVC said:

I'm glad this rumors were quashed. Those guys at IGN sometimes says no-sense stuff on their podcasts just to get some more clicks and listeners... Either way, I'm extreeeeemely excited to see what Nintendo will show at E3 :)

TeeJay

#63

TeeJay said:

Didn't Nintendo say the same thing about the 3DS, like, the day before it was anounced? That being said there better not be another mew hardware. Can't afford it atm.

misterquin

#65

misterquin said:

Thank god. If they were to show off new hardware it would either be a 3DS 2 (?) or something that would replace the Wii U.

I'm glad to hear it's just bullpoopoodoodoocacapoopledoopledoggiedoodlepoopoo.
Please watch the profanity — TBD

rjejr

#66

rjejr said:

He said "at" E3. Which makes sense as they wont be doing a presentation at E3. Before E3 or in a digital event isnt at E3.

And how many times did they say no Wii U price drop last year?

And what does anybody at Nintendo UK know about E3 anyway? I know this is a UK site but I dont trust N UK HQ to know what is going on in Japan.

Interneto

#67

Interneto said:

Back in 2012...

> "A 3DS XL?! LOL Not gonna happen!" - Nintendo

Days later...

> "OMG GUYS! CHECK THIS OUT!!!1" - Nintendo, again

Yeah, right. I don't trust them at all even if they are being serious this time...

Serebii

#69

Serebii said:

@TeeJay No they didn't. Nintendo are really good at deflecting the question, saying things like "We're happy with the current model of 3DS", which people often took to mean a denial. This is an outright statement saying no.

SphericalCrusher

#70

SphericalCrusher said:

It's definitely still too soon. Maybe next year? I'm fine with the WiiU and my 3DS XL for a long time. :) I still have my retro consoles to fall back on among other platforms.

River3636

#71

River3636 said:

It still possible that these rumors may be true. Speculations is fun. Nintendo squashes rumors means nothing. They have known to be playing this trick before. Hmmm . I was liking that idea about a Wii U controller that acts like a 2ds. That integrates the connectivity between the two consoles that would've totally been a game changer. I also like bashing IGN.

readyletsgo

#73

readyletsgo said:

Its totally not true.

But then again, Nintendo lie all the time! Last time I remember everywhere was saying a new 3DS was coming out in 2012 before E3, Nintendo said no, hand on heart, there is not, the Taco style 3DS is the final version and no other version will be coming so soon then BAM a few days later the 3DS XL was announced.

I'll never forget that, they lied, I can never understand when people on here and IGN etc take their word for things.

WindWakerLink

#75

WindWakerLink said:

That's so dumb! Why would people think Nintendo would show a new system at this year's E3?? That makes NO sense! It's BARELY been 4 years since the 3DS & Wii U have been on the market... "oooo. My head hurts...."

@readyletsgo "Yea!!! I'll never for that either! I'm still a mad about that too. Those lying-liers! 'Oh. The 3DS will be the final version. We will not make another version.' Then a couple months later... 'We are going to release the 3DS XL!' Wednesday Thursday Friday??!!! Seriously??"

Daruncic

#77

Daruncic said:

I'd still be cool with a Wii U "3DS Player" that attaches to the back of the gamepad.

Colorado_Jim

#78

Colorado_Jim said:

@gatorboi352

The worldwide release of the 3DS was in March of 2011 with Japan a little earlier on February 26, 2011. So it is just a little over 3 years old now so basically it is about halfway through a normal handheld life cycle so there should be high quality games ahead for at least two more years. The 2ds and XL models may push it to 3 or 4 more quality software years. I don't expect a true handheld successor until late 2016 at the earliest.

Jazzer94

#79

Jazzer94 said:

I love how most people are acting like every employee at IGN is a Nintendo hater when in fact if you guys bothered to listen to NVC their podcast you would hopefully realize that isn't the case.

shane1228

#82

shane1228 said:

People speculated that it's going to be a new console. If Nintendo released a new console this soon it would be like commiting company suicide. More likely to be a new handheld if it was going to happen.

Dizzard

#83

Dizzard said:

It makes sense for Nintendo to swiftly denounce it.

Otherwise people might have held off buying the Mario Kart 8 bundle in case they revealer a Wii U slim at E3.

I know I was feeling that way.

WanderingPB

#84

WanderingPB said:

It's scary how statements can be taken out of hand. I heard the entire IGN nintendo voice chat podcast and clearly they were just talking about possibilities and speculation nothing concrete.

I know Nintendo is very secretive but it wouldnt be logical to showcase new hardware as in consoles at such an early life cycle of their current home and handheld consoles.

Im hyped to hear new games announced and release dates for the games they've already announced. Also the Smash invitational and smash fest are just very exciting and am curious to see how nintendo is going to execute their plans.

The only concern now is "patience" because the HYPE is there but sometimes it may cause the speculation to get out of control…kinda like this rumor ya know

Dark-Link73

#85

Dark-Link73 said:

Is this from the same experts that claimed the Wii U would have bluray? The only possible "hardware" Nintendo could possibly unveil is their QOL plan. Other than that, there's no way they unveil a new console/handheld.

Just because Nintendo submitted patents for a new controller design, it doesn't mean they're launching a new console. Nintendo submits patents like crazy to protect future ideas.

Montegarde

#86

Montegarde said:

@Marshi "'Nintendo is absolutely going to reveal new hardware at E3...' is something that we would say if Nintendo were going to reveal new hardware at E3, but unfortunately it is not the case that NINTENDO IS GOING TO REVEAL NEW HARDWARE AT E3, so we cannot unfortunately say that NINTENDO WILL DEFINITELY BE REVEALING NEW HARDWARE AT E3."
They didn't post the whole quote.

MikeLove

#88

MikeLove said:

@Jazzer94

Exactly. IGN has its fair share of "Nintendorks" working for them now, and even lost a couple last year who now work for Nintendo!

IGN is no worse than any other gaming site when it comes to Nintendo, and are actually probably one of the more fair ones.

Jazzer94

#89

Jazzer94 said:

I listened to the podcast and you guys definitely took what was said out of context.

TruenoGT

#90

TruenoGT said:

Ok so NINTENDO won't reveal new Nintendo hardware, but someone else will. My vote is either the Panasonic Wii Q or the Philips CDu. Blu-ray playback and "Wand of Gamelon U" confirmed!

Tasuki

#91

Tasuki said:

No surprise the worst thing they could do right now for the Wii U is announce a new console.

zionich

#92

zionich said:

I'll just take Metroid for both current hardware platforms and I'll be happy.

Action51

#93

Action51 said:

@gatorboi352 @johnredcorn

I'm sorry but while IGN have some fair reporters, and usually Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are pretty fair...they have been caught pushing absolutely unsubstantiated rumors and then refused to apologize or run an official retraction when it became painfully clear they had jumped the gun.

Just a few months ago, they pushed out a story about Nintendo pulling copyright claims against certain Youtube channels...it turns out Google was at fault, and Nintendo was actually working to help those who had videos unfairly pulled get them reinstated.

One of the people cited as being "targeted" in the IGN article quickly posted a bunch of videos explaining how bizarre it was that he was named in the controversy, and assured everyone Nintendo had taken no such action.

That was not the only time IGN had jumped the gun to report rumors and false information about Nintendo. Now I think they've gotten better in recent months (in fact Jose Otero is probably one of the reasons for that), but they still make click-bait articles and we all know Nintendo is the low hanging fruit for games "journalists" to beat up on for site traffic.

Let's not make IGN into martyrs...good lord the Nintendoom squad will defend anyone in their crusade against Nintendo.

Peach64

#94

Peach64 said:

I'm still more inclined to believe something will be announced, probably a redesign of something. I don't really follow IGN, but MCV have also reported they've been told by multiple sources there will be new hardware at E3. Nintendo do have previous for saying 'There won't be a bigger 3DS revealed at E3', and then 2 weeks later, revealing a bigger 3DS at E3.

unrandomsam

#95

unrandomsam said:

@Action51 I think this site is worse for clickbait than any other I have visited. Problem is it has stuff nowhere else has. (Even if it is excessively verbose).

minotaurgamer

#96

minotaurgamer said:

To anyone saying that QoL is a hardware system: seriously knock it off. They never said it was a hardware system. Never. Go and watch the ND agaon and you'll see.

Xiao_Pai

#100

Xiao_Pai said:

Hardware in general, right? Obviously a new game console isn't happening at all, but kinda figured a new accesory or a 3DS....erm, Lite? xD (lol yeah I dunno)

ECMIM

#101

ECMIM said:

I see IGN has learned well from our politicians: cry that something was taken out of context even when all the context is right there in black and white, and just hope that everyone--like the rest of our media--pretends that that settles the matter.

(Gee, and I wonder why I have a really dim view of game 'journalism'--"hacks" doesn't even begin to describe these people.)

unrandomsam

#102

unrandomsam said:

@minotaurgamer Cannot see how it is going to work without some form of hardware. (Don't think it will be on 3DS/Wii U or Windows/Mac or Mobile). If it is good and is entirely software somebody better placed will just copy it.

Action51

#106

Action51 said:

@Omarsonic9 I find PC + Nintendo is WIN.

My PC outclasses a PS4/XB1...but it's still got the same dudebro shooters and murder simulators. I find I have more fun playing indie games and older RPGs on my Steam account lol.

FJOJR

#109

FJOJR said:

They might show off that fancy Wii U Gamepad I keep hearing about for the past 2 years. Maybe the Wii U could use it to create exciting gameplay experiences.

Dreamcaster-X

#111

Dreamcaster-X said:

@Daruncic YES!!! 3DS games via some adapter for the Wii U would be ideal!!! I tend to mostly game on the TV so I could get through 3DS games alot faster as I have found I don't play my portables nowhere near as often as I should for the amount of games that I own for it.

AlexSora89

#113

AlexSora89 said:

You guys have no idea how glad I am to hear these news. Hopefully we'll see a portable GBA VC before the next handheld.

YoshiTails

#115

YoshiTails said:

@PvtOttobot gotta get a zelda and smash bros out for any given nintendo console before announcing the next one. Thems the rules. #newhardware2015

cfgk24

#117

cfgk24 said:

YES! Let's twist the Nintendo Spokesperson's words into 'The New Hardware will be revealed the day before E3 . . .but not AT E3 - we will just be making software announcements for the new NINTENDOPHONE. :)

Einherjar

#118

Einherjar said:

@Warruz What for ? To complain that all the 3DS games out look horrible / dont work on it ? That it sucks up battery juice twice as fast as the vita does (which would be 1-2h) ? That its way to expansive ? That its "just an upgrade" ?

Whats wrong with the current 3DS ? Is the Vita instantly the better handheld because it has an HD display ?
This, the ongoing 1080p discussion and the crys towards hardware upgrades to the WiiU are utterly ridiculous. People are requesting technical standarts that wont add anything worthwhile to perfectly fine systems because mass media throws these terms around like they are the new holy scripture -.-

BertoFlyingFox

#119

BertoFlyingFox said:

I just heard of this news now. Honestly, NintendoUK saying there wont be any new hardware isnt much proof.

I remember Nintendo proper said something similar about 3DS before the XL was revealed. Same thing with the WiiU price drops and maybe even a bundle or two. It may not be true this time, but Nintendo loves to cry wolf in order to surprise people later.

It could all just be clever wording, a hint that there may be new peripherals on the horizon, or just a plain rumor. Either way, I'm ready for lots of software reveals.

FritzFrapp

#120

FritzFrapp said:

On January 26th 2006 Nintendo announced the DS Lite, despite Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton having told GamesIndustry.biz just two days earlier that there were no plans for a DS redesign, adding further, "If I turned around and said to my staff that we're doing something new they'd probably throttle me."

The company does have a bit of previous in this regard. Don't be too quick believe everything they say.

MyBodyIsReggie

#121

MyBodyIsReggie said:

That's a relief. Hardware isn't Nintendo's problem. It's public perception. They've never recovered from the Wii U's shaky launch, nor has the (uninformed) public let them recover. The Wii U is, now, as solid a gaming platform as any other on the market with AAA games and a robust eShop, but they've been denied a second chance thanks to nonstop bashing.

withoutdk

#122

withoutdk said:

i was almost expecting a wii u 2... the ultimate showdown...

8K UltimateHD
16 cores
128 gb flash ram
500 gb SSD
GFX from hell and above.
plays all nintendo games from NES/GB to WII u and upscaling.
controllers are not present as it is controlled by brainwaves.

but no no... i must wait :P

sad face :P

Warruz

#124

Warruz said:

@Einherjar Because the 3DS XL just stretches the screen rather then increase the resolution to compensate for the larger screen.

unrandomsam

#125

unrandomsam said:

@Thats-what-she Hardware is Nintendo's problem they never make nice hardware using the best parts they possibly can its always cheap and nasty but priced as premium hardware.

Laxiom

#126

Laxiom said:

@peckpeck I listened to the whole podcast too. And he clearly stated, more than once, that new hardware could mean many things, and not specifically a big announcement. Example; should that yoshi patterned Wii mote get a release date in NA, it would qualify as new hardware.

UnknownNico

#127

UnknownNico said:

Okay, WHY exactly would they show new hardware only a couple of years after the Wii U and 3DS launched?

Juicy_Orange

#128

Juicy_Orange said:

There's no reason to announce any new hardware. The 3DS is doing fine and the Wii U just needs more games.

cmk8

#129

cmk8 said:

I listened to IGN's excellent NVC podcast where Peer made those comments and they are definitely not taken out of context!

Luna-Harmony

#131

Luna-Harmony said:

I think it will be next year they will give the wii u one more year or until xmas to push sales then it will be game over for wii u. I put my money on 2015 for a next nintendo home console and or handheld.

Mr_Video

#132

Mr_Video said:

Considering the Wii U is only just now getting some games(albeit, slowly.) it'd be a bad move to announce a successor, especially since it's only a little over two years old. Not to mention it'd sure be a big kick in the pants to the people who actually supported the console.

jasonbra

#134

jasonbra said:

I wouldnt be surprised if they release new hardware. Doesnt mean a new console. Im thinking a redesign of the wiiu. Perhaps no wii backwards compatability to cut costs? Maybe a built in hdd? Would love one with the capability to play dvds and blurays.

When theyre ready to announce a brand new console, expect them to do a live e3 presentation.

NotEnoughGolds

#135

NotEnoughGolds said:

Everyone assumes Nintendo is telling the truth?
They always quash rumors, in absolute terms, regardless of whether or not they're true.
Such as "there will not be a price cut for the Wii U this year." Followed by the announcement of a price cut what, two months later?

I believe they also stated they weren't going to announce any new hardware at E3 the year that they announced the Wii U.

epicdude12302

#138

epicdude12302 said:

Actually kind of relieved because I just bought a Wii U and I don't want a new Nintendo system to come out soon!

Neko_Rukiafan

#139

Neko_Rukiafan said:

@Damo Thanks for setting things straight. As a professional in media myself I didn't report this or make wild speculations and I'm glad to see that you and your wonderful colleagues didn't either! You guys are true professionals. ;)

ChuJelly

#141

ChuJelly said:

Remember two years ago where Nintendo said they weren't going to make a follow up device to the 3DS anytime soon and then revealed the XL months later? Maybe we'll be seeing a 3DSMicroLite soon now ;)
I kid, I kid. I don't see why Nintendo really would need anything different from their current hardware, what with 3 3DS models and the perfectly fine Wii U. The most I could ever see them doing is them revealing that second Gamepads will now be sold in stores, since I believe I've heard the console does have that functionality, and they may incorporate it into one of their announced games.

AshFoxX

#144

AshFoxX said:

My friend says he's not buying a 3DS yet because the 4DS is right around the corner and he's really excited to be able to smell his games.

My friends are weird...

JaxonH

#146

JaxonH said:

IGN: Nintendo is ABSOLUTELY revealing new hardware this E3.

Nintendo: We are NOT revealing new hardware at E3.

IGN: Those comments were taken out of context

randomlypikachu

#148

randomlypikachu said:

what :O those comments spread around like a highschool rumor turned out to be wrong? =w= i guess my dream of the nintendo quality of life "thing" is out the window.

unrandomsam

#150

unrandomsam said:

@JaxonH Yeah but Nintendo cannot be trusted when it comes to that.

Nintendo : There won't be a price drop certainly not this year

2 days later

Price Drop.

Same when it comes to hardware refreshes they deny it until the last second. (Which rightly annoys people).

JaxonH

#151

JaxonH said:

@unrandomsam

True. But to be fair, they didn't say no price drops 2 days before the price drop. They said it many months before the price drop came. And of course, no company on the history of planet Earth is going to announce a price drop 9 months in advance, because that would basically be telling consumers "Don't buy our product right now". Everyone knows how these things work. Companies wills say no price drops because they have to. To do otherwise would be commercial suicide in the interim.

As for new hardware, I think that's a different story. I don't think Nintendo would go out of their way to say they're not announcing new hardware if they actually plan to. With price drops, again, that's the sort of thing that's expected. Of course they're gonna say they have no plans to lower the price. But with something like this, all they'd have to do is keep their mouths shut for the next month and then announce it. No reason to deny it if it were actually true.

2Sang

#152

2Sang said:

I was hoping for a new model for 3ds like a lighter version of it with better internet, but alas I guess I must wait for another year or 2.
They obviously weren't going to make a successor console to the 3ds (or wii u) though. That would have been the dumbest idea possible, so it's good that they're committed to fixing their mistakes before moving on to the next console.

A1234

#153

A1234 said:

1. never trust IGN
2. never trust ex-nintendo employee
3. never trust third party LOL

Henmii

#158

Henmii said:

That probably also means a no-show for the "quality of life device".
Thank god! That means all the focus will be on the games!

torotoid64

#159

torotoid64 said:

@Henmii exactly! Cause we all know what happened at E3 last year with that Sports television machine that can play Halo games ;)

ROBLOGNICK

#161

ROBLOGNICK said:

"I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this year's E3."

Just read that sentence back to yourself. Understand what it is actually saying.

Nintendo aren't holding a proper E3 event. So they won't be revealing hardware at E3 because they aren't presenting. They'll reveal it on Nintendo Direct, which isnt't at E3. It's during E3, but not at E3.

Yes, I realise that's stupid pedantic nonsense. But I like adding fuel to the fire.

glets86

#162

glets86 said:

We don't need new hardware! I think Nintendo won't risk new hardware on their current state, 3DS sales are fine and keep the company going.

TwilightV

#165

TwilightV said:

Oh good. Now we can move with our lives and speculate on things that will or could possibly exist this year.

Sherman

#171

Sherman said:

Was there anyone out there thinking Nintendo was gonna show any new hardware? Really? Really!!?? It makes no sense!!
Even when you know a company is working on new hardware it takes 2+ years to be shown. But now, a rumor comes out about Nintendo working on the next console and everyone thinks they're gonna show it a few weeks later. C'mon! Even if they're working on it, it's pretty clear they won't be showing anything.
Add to that the fact that Nintendo is working on Smash Bros. and Mario Kart. Those are big games, are the ones that sell consoles. The ONLY course of action is to wait and see how those games sell consoles. If not, then you can show something new.
I mean, the single act of showing a new console would be the Wii U's death. This time for good. Every one would just say "So... I was gonna give the Wii U a chance, but now that they've shown the next one, I'll just wait".

erv

#172

erv said:

You can't bet on releases like smash and mario kart while showing new main hardware. The max I expect this e3 is a new gamepad, or something in the vein of console accessories. It's about the awesome games coming up this year and the next, probably.

JaxonH

#173

JaxonH said:

@Jazzer94

No, I didn't. I don't have time to be listening to podcasts I have no interest in. But I don't need to. I read the original article quoting the gentleman from IGN saying they're absolutely revealing new hardware. Now I'm reading Nintendo's statement and IGN's response. That's all I need to know.

Jazzer94

#174

Jazzer94 said:

@JaxonH Skip too 54 minutes in listen to 59 of the podcast and then try to tell me that the quote used was not taken out of context I'm sure 5 minutes isn't wasting that much time to learn that this wasn't really news worthy and is pure click bait, I mean you don't want to seem ignorant to all the details do you.

JaxonH

#175

JaxonH said:

@Jazzer94

Ok, I'ma do it just because you asked me to. BUT, I hardly see how "Nintendo is ABSOLUTELY showing new hardware" can be taken out of context. Either they ARE, or they AREN'T. And no matter which way you spin it, this guy said they absolutely ARE. No doubt in his mind. That's what he said. Did he not?

EDIT: I've listened to the segment in question, and first of all let me just state that he safeguarded his over-reaching prediction by saying "it could be a new controller or something". Which is nonsense, because we don't need predictions for accessories. Nintendo announces controllers and accessories on a monthly basis it seems, so to lump hardware ACCESSORIES into the hardware category just seems to me to be a lame attempt to safeguard his prediction. I can almost GUARANTEE we will see some form of new controller or accessory at E3- that's a given. But you and I know, as does he, that that is not what "new hardware" is.

It all boils down to this: He should have never stated a rumor as 100% surety in the first place. His reasoning for Nintendo "absolutely showing new hardware" was backed by hearsay. Because he "heard" from this dude here, and that dude there. That's not good enough.

Jazzer94

#176

Jazzer94 said:

@JaxonH Yes but he wasn't saying it was a home console he even goes on to say they don't know what it will be and it could be a type of GCN controller for the new Smash game the whole thing was speculation hence no official article and them discussing it casually on the podcast.

JaxonH

#177

JaxonH said:

@Jazzer94

True, and if it were a small Youtube channel it wouldn't have even been an issue. But when you work at IGN, there's always a megaphone next to you. You have to be more careful of the things you say, even in a podcast, because everything you say will be associated with IGN. Know what I mean?

Windy

#178

Windy said:

I think if Nintendo did show any new hardware right now it would be just innapropriate anyway. the 3ds is clicking on all cylinders and the Wii-U just hasn't been out long enough. I would be surprised if they even showed a home console next year and if they did I be pretty bummed if I was a Wii-U owner. Maybe a new handheld next year would be my guess although they may not even have too even do that. The 3DS is Rockin! I just hope Nintendo doesn't go tablet gaming although they would probably do very well with tablet only gaming and their own Appstore. I think they are starting to get their stride with how to operate an appstore. The prices are fair and well as far as gaming goes their download games really have surpassed at least the android Market in Quality, maybe even the Apple store. I just want to see my beautiful 3DS go a few solid more years. I've been gaming a longtime and this has been my favorite run of all time with a system. Thank you for that Nintendo! Also thank you for this wonderful site Nintendo life even though I might not ever forgive you guys for that Race for The Line Review you guys generously handed out lol I still love ya!

Jazzer94

#179

Jazzer94 said:

@JaxonH Oh I understand what you are saying completely maybe they shouldn't have discussed it till they had more info but I feel NL choice of quoting was very misleading once you hear the whole conversation which is much longer and has a different tone to it then the two quotes make it appear.

Edit: @JaxonH These sort of discussions are how we found out about the Wii U gamepad so I don't think it should outright be dismissed, a lot of people who worked at IGN go on to work at Nintendo so this isn't completely out of the realm that he hears something that hasn't been announced yet.

Windy

#180

Windy said:

omg how cool would this be now that I think about if? A Nintendo Tablet which would connect to your TV wirelessly with all those cool games either straight from the tablet or on the TV? My only issue with such a system is a control pad. I love my control pad and have never gotten used to touch screen. it just doesn't feel right. But they could make something like the Nexus 7 and have a built in controller with capabilities of Bluetooth controllers so friends could play when on TV. Then your friend could bring his system to your house also for other cool options. OK I'm rethinking tablet gaming. my thoughts are spewing out too much. sorry guys.

Spooky

#181

Spooky said:

It's really quite odd that a Nintendo UK rep confirmed that nothing was coming, they are so far down the pecking list in the grand scheme of things and virtually no one at Nintendo UK would know this information as they are a very small number of individuals who basically arrange distribution, advertising and customer service for the country which are all out sourced. I still hold hope that this is all smoke and mirrors...even if it is an accessory or redesign.

Only time will tell though

Henmii

#182

Henmii said:

@siconlol,

You mean that machine that STILL has to hit Holland?

"Zelda who? Zelda who? Zelda Who? ZELDA U!!!"

If you really think there will be a proper Zelda U showing, then you life in a dream world! The only Zelda we'll see will be Hyrule warriors, wich is just there to fill the Zelda gap!

Okay, maybe a tiny piece of information/artwork. But the true Zelda U reveal will be next year!!

"They'll reveal it on Nintendo Direct, which isnt't at E3"

Hopefully not! I don't want to see a Wii u succesor, nor do I want to see the "quality of life device"! I want to see games, games, games!

Action51

#183

Action51 said:

Is everyone hyped up for the new hardware that Nintendo is revealing? Everyone's expectations are raised, everyone buzzing about what the announcement will be? Trolls trolling in overtime troll-mode? Astro-turf forum dwellers out there pushing misinformation?

Well, it seems the gaming "journalists" have done their jobs once again...

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