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We still don't know what the Nintendo NX is. If you clicked this news item hoping to find out solid info relating the mysterious new console, and whether or not it's based on x86 architecture, boasts 1080p, 60fps visuals and is capable of making you the perfect cappuccino while you're waiting for games to load, then you've come to the wrong place. It pains us to say that we know none of these things.

However, what we do know is that Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has opened his mouth and some words have come out which look like this:

The NX is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS. It's a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U, but I don't feel it's a pure replacement for the Wii U.

This isn't the first time we've heard such a statement - the late Satoru Iwata claimed that NX would "surprise" people and "change their gaming lives".

Are we wrong to assume that NX will "just" be a home gaming system? Could it offer something totally different that what has been seen before? While the Wii and DS offered new ways of interacting with games and the Wii U and 3DS have gimmicks which set them apart from their rivals, they're still predominantly aimed at gamers - could Nintendo have discovered another blue ocean with NX?

As ever, let us know what you think by posting a comment below.

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