When Satoru Iwata teased the Nintendo 'NX' platform for a reveal in 2016, it made headlines and prompted some exciting conversations among Nintendo fans and gamers as a whole. For our part, the manner of its reveal and the code name itself only reinforces our belief that a unified platform is on the way. That's only a relatively educated guess, though, and Nintendo's thrown enough curveballs in its time for us to be wary of overconfidence.
Wariness and logic need not apply in the world of video game retail, however, as EB Games in Australia is taking pre-orders in store for the system. We may not know what it is, when it's coming out or how much it'll cost, but that doesn't stop us from ordering one! The image and Facebook message in question are below.
Nintendo have confirmed they're developing a dedicated gaming platform with the codename NX! They've said more info will come next year.
The NX is now available for preorder instore.
If you're a fan that intends to buy the NX even if it's actually the Nintoaster, which toasts your bread and allows you to play Super Mario Bros. while you wait, then EB Games may be the retailer for you. We suspect most will wait a while rather than pre-order a system - potentially - about two years before it actually arrives.
[source venturebeat.com, via facebook.com]
Now that's the definition of "preemptive"!
Yeah! I want my NX Vaporware!
I'm gonna pre order 20 and scalp them on ebay!
"What's NXT?" I dunno, maybe some official art for the console?
With the way amiibo is going by the sounds of it, this might actually be a good idea...
This is absurd!!! It's like buying a pre-order for the iPhone 7, that will come out... some year in the future!
Exactly the reason why it was too early for Nintendo to talk about this...
They're going to be kicking themselves when the NX's sale price turns out to be higher than the pre-order price. They legally will not be able to retroactively charge the preorderer more to match.
I hope nobody is foolish enough to pre-order a product that isn't even announced!
You don't even know if it's a handheld or a home console, or what exactly!
This is a single retailer's stupidity. Announcing new hardware was in the works is exactly the right thing to do after Monday's revelations.
I'd probably ore order one if I could, just because I know I'm gonna buy it day one anyways. Might as well get it paid off!
I'd pre order one but it'll probably get cancelled and sent to someone who put their order in a day before release.
Are they on ebay yet?
Isn't it a bit early for pre-orders?
Thanks EB Games! While I am at it, can I also pre-order the future Mario and Zelda games for the NX as well? Even though no details are known about them yet either. We all know that they will happen, so why wait?
Let's face it, a high percentage of NLifers are going to buy it no matter what. No amount of details will change that.
The actions of eb games have always been... questionable...
@BaffleBlend True, but they can and will cancel orders if so.
@Tazcat2011 I just posted mine... will update with a link. (sarcasm)
@Peach64 People back Kickstarter. OUYA anyone!?
Lol the thirst is real with this one...
Yikes, I'd better preorder it right now before it becomes an eBay exclusive.
@Peach64 Hear, hear. So proud to be one of the "NLifers," that you mentioned.
Moar Nintendo NX hypeware please!
could they not waited until we had more details? however im not very surprises that is is on there
Who's going to want to pre-order the follow up to the earth shattering Wii U?! I know im waiting this one out....
That's the awesome thing, as soon as a new series of amiibo gets announced, EB aus sticks them up for pre order straight away. My local store was taking preorders for the special edition of Majoras Mask before Aus even knew it was getting it (and it sold out so quickly that it didn't get a website listing).
Nintoaster? I'll take two .
The NX, i hope it's a smartphone/portable handheld/home console.
In 730 days time.....
Ridley for Smash Bros NX!...... Too early?
Next can we pre-order Half Life 4?
And then nintendo cancels this and thinks for a little while longer (just a joke). Anyways, they just said talk about this NX system, and nobody even knows anything really about it. Next, I didn't even think EB Games existed anymore. The EB Games that were at my mall changed to Gamestop. Next...are they taking preorders for the Playstation 5????
Was the original NES not released in Australia?
They skipped over the NES in the graphic...
lol, bit soon EB Australia
I'd like to pre order the Dolphin, or Ultra 64.
How on earth can they take pre-orders on a console thats not even been showed yet.
Typical EB Australia. They've been taking pre-orders on Xenoblade X and Yoshi's Wooly World since their existence was teased back in January 2013! And the unnamed Zelda and Starfox games for the Wii U have been available to pre-order for ages as well.
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