While the world (and, some of you might argue, this site) descends into Pokémon GO fever, it's important to remember that there's more to Nintendo than just catching monsters with your smartphone. The company launches its new console next year, a system which is widely expected to unify the company's portable and domestic interests - making 2017 one of the most important years in Nintendo's recent history.

Nintendo has remained tight-lipped on NX, but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been lucky enough to lay eyes on the console and is confident it will make everyone forget about the Wii U's dismal commercial performance:

On the NX, what we have seen is really great, so we think having a new machine coming is going to help the industry to continue to grow and to take lots more casual players back in the industry.

Could NX be the next Wii, a console which not only pulls in traditional players but appeals to non-gamers as well? That would certainly help Nintendo's bottom line but there will no doubt be some who dislike the notion of the company aggresively chasing the "casual dollar" once again.

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[via dualshockers.com]