To say that Nintendo is being tight-lipped about its forthcoming NX system is something of an understatement. We know it's coming in March next year and we know that an announcement will happen before then, but aside from that there's very little else to go on right now, at least on an official level.
Nintendo is keeping such a tight lid on all things NX that it's now censoring interviews which have only the slightest mention of the platform.
GameSkinny recently attended a Yo-Kai Watch 2 Sneak Peak Event in Downtown Toronto and got the chance to speak to Nintendo of Canada communications manager Andrew Collins, but any talk of NX was quickly shot down:
Not exactly a lot of detail there, right? Well, it seems that Nintendo doesn't agree, as the interview was later edited to remove that even that detail-free section:
It would seem that Nintendo doesn't want anyone saying even the slightest thing about NX, even though it's abundantly clear that the gaming media is gagging to learn more about the mysterious console. Hopefully this means that the company is keen to make as big a splash as possible when the eventual announcement arrives in the not-too-distant future.
[source gonintendo.com, via gameskinny.com]
Worth it, clearly.
Perhaps it was due to the speculation of a direct to announce the system?
just when you think nintendo is catching up to the modern gaming atmosphere their super old fashioned roots shine through.
It probably means they won't use a Direct to announce it, since they want to reach a wider audience, not just Nintendo fans.
@Ryu_Niiyama Oh my gosh Gao!!! I see you on literally every article i read on this Web site
I don't see a problem here.
It sounds like they may not even have a plan on how to announce it, much less news this month.
They probably didn't want them to publish the off the cuff bit where he says "before we begin", because you know... the interview hadn't begun yet.
Soo... NX Direct confirmed? lol
Yeah NX is definitely not coming out in March.
In other words, there's NXellent Direct comin' up. Neat-o!
I've never heard of something so top secret before gosh it's like the FBI is guarding Nintendo's NX forever
@daveh30 Or more likely the opposite. They couldn't have a Nintendo representative conveying a false information.
Nintendo Space World '16 ahoy!
Oh, so Nintendo could hold a Nintendo Direct about the NX? monocle pops Whaaaat? Most unorthodox!
All this secrecy about the NX, Nintendo this NX better be worth it.
I find gaming 'journalism' mostly a sick joke, but this example raises that wobbly bar (or is it lowers?) to nose-bleed heights.
If they reacted like that to a nothing comment from one of their own, they must have hitmen out searching for the Pokemon Company and Ubisoft CEO's after what they said.
Shhhh, no one must speak of NX from here fourth! Our lives could be in danger as I hear it's a top secret government project! 😷
I reckon there is a boardroom in Kyoto full of Japanese men arguing and throwing paper at each other because they can't decide what the NX is yet, and they know we'll find out.
The NX will be unveiled, and it will be an empty cardboard box with a picture of Mario sellotaped to the front.
Nintendo's head office meanwhile lies abandoned, with nothing left but spinning chairs and the whispering winds.
THE FIRST RULE OF NX IS DON'T TALK ABOUT NX!!!
I really am beginning to suspect that they won't announce NX until the new year, in order to protect their Christmas sales season with Wii U....
@FengLong Christmas sales of the Wii U!
Ahhh god 😅 Funny, funny stuff.
So are Nintendo going to send out their top team to destroy Nintendo Life for having a whole forum section dedicated to NX talk!?
"Nintendo will most likely hold a Nintendo Direct in the future - before launch - to discuss it."
I'd really like to see them hold a Direct announcing the NX AFTER it launches. "Oh yeah, by the way this thing was out last week."
@Ryu_Niiyama "Nintendo will most likely hold a Nintendo Direct in the future"
My guess is they cut it due to the ND mention, not the NX mention. Nintendo has never said anything about how it would be revealed, ND, twitter, live event, nothing. So that makes this guy the very first person to even suggest the ND, which is why it was cut. Probably, but almost certainly.
He threw the "most likely" qualifier in there just to be safe, but it probably wasn't safe enough for Ntinedo, too close to the truth.
Geez, Nintendo are taking this NX-secrecy-thing way too far, censoring an interview because they sideways-mentioned the NX?
It kind of makes me wonder why they're so secretive... I mean, Sony and Microsoft have revealed what they're coming up with, so it can't be "They might steal our ideas!", it can't be to build hype, this whole thing is just getting boring now and expectations that are being speculated in the stratosphere will never be met anyway, it can't be to protect holiday sales, since everybody who cares about Nintendo knows that WiiU is dead and NX (whatever it is) is coming...
Why March ? Why not Christians ? The perfect timing ... Just like Xbox and ps4
I agree more and more with people that believe it will be delayed.. I think they dont have confidence in the NX yet or they are right on what they said and it will be a technology really easy to copy so chineese tablet factories will have the market full of "NXs" in a month...
@peeks I can't wait for Christians.
@peeks Nothing can compete with a Zelda for Christmas. It's like the planets aligning and shooting down a laser beam of blinding joy.
I didn't care when I found out Santa Claus was dead. Because a certain little elf with a long green hat came instead.
Ahhh, Christmas 1998.....
Well this basically confirms my theory that they're waiting to reveal it in a Direct, and are being very careful not to reveal anything until then.
And if they are planning to resume the monthly Direct schedule, then my moneys still on BotW and a teaser of the NX in the next week or two, Sun/Moon in November, and the full NX reveal in December.
I think the secrecy is going to kill the console. Everyone will be really hyped up about it and then it will turn out to be another silly idea from Nintendo and they will go the way of SEGA
As mentioned by others, a Nintendo Direct on that who's name we shall not mention would not be the best way to reach as much of the gaming community that Nintendo want to reach - the fans already know about it, the media is aware of it but to pull back the people who may just buy it 'because it's different' need to know more.
Press releases/tv adverts/media posters are needed to make this work. I'm a long time Nintendo guy but even I'm thinking is this wait for information going to be worth it? Other consoles have set out what's next for them so can't see them stealing Nintendo's ideas & using them first.
It's a conspiracy. They are planning on destroying the whole universe and recreating it into one that resembles the mushroom kingdom.
@gokev13 Nintendo Xtinction
@vanzan the pro is a freaking joke, you're better off just building a pc if you care about frame rates and resolution you'd never get on a pro since it's so weak
Well, at least now we know how they will announce the damn thing. If he suggested the Direct, its because he most likely has good info on that....
And its a disappointment, Nintendo's old presentations were fantastic. They could still stream it if they want a worldwide announcement!
Here is an idea for the NX.
@HappyMaskedGuy Well if the Wii U business is doing bad now (obviously it is), it's not going to be helped much this Christmas by officially declaring the the thing defunct. Especially before Colour Splash is even released.
I don't see why people are so upset over this. They likely don't want to risk spilling the beans too early. Also if its true NX has entered production already I doubt it will actually be delayed
Saw the announcement yesterday. Nintendo must be delusional if they think they can hide this from the internet.
@Elysium Um...ok? Hi, I guess? I'm a member here...not sure why my posting in articles warranted surprise. Perhaps you have me confused with someone else?
@Xaessya That is too futuristic. Maybe in 20 years time technology might have caught up.
Please bear in mind you could be walking right into their PR trap.
Here you are talking about NX again, and all they had to do to achieve it was say they didn't want to talk about it, then get that snippet pulled.
PR stunt people. Never rule out the possibility that anything on the internet is (a) a fake, or (b) a PR stunt.
Nintendo continues to make these little "gaffes" and every time they do it ends up all over the Internet. It's almost like they know what they are doing with this NX thing?
Only reason to do something like this is if you are cancelling the NX and are just going straight to mobile phones for their future games.
The only person who can respond to this and convince me otherwise is Nintendo. So what say ye, Nintendo "We cancelled NX for iphone8" of America?
@FengLong Did you mean protect 3DS sales?
@rjejr Yeah I'm talking to a buddy about that now. For Nintendo to get antsy enough to demand a redaction pretty much spells ND reveal (to me). I think the only question is when? I'm thinking mid to late October.
As much as I would love to see the NX this week, I don't think we will sera thing until after Color Splash launches. Note: This is a feeble attempt I daring Nintendo to prove me wrong.
@Xaessya 😑Nintendo not happy. You know too much 😯
@Riff-the-Don Your mention of the other consoles actually reminded me of what happened with the 7th gen consoles... Nintendo announced the Wii first, but it wasn't fully revealed until after the XBox360 and PS3 had been revealed... over a year after it was announced... but we all know how well that turned out for them.
If you compare that to the Wii U, which was released before the PS4 and XBOne were even announced, then it's pretty clear that Nintendo are simply returning to an approach that has proven successful in the past.
Well, you have to agreed that mentioning a Direct was really dumb. Come on Andrew!
@HappyMaskedGuy don't worry, we will all be reborn as toads.
@Equinox Yeah, it definitely has some of that Yamauchi whip cracking flavor to it...
Or Nintendo can be Demolition Man style by having ticket violation dispensers everywhere and treat NX talk as a cursed word until launch.
The NX is a lie
@Equinox I miss Satoru Iwata so much right now. I always ask myself; "What would he have done in this situation?" This is one of those times. No offense, but it feels like I can't take Kimishima as seriously as Satoru Iwata.
Some of you need to realized that this is how Nintendo keeps it's secret from getting "leaked". Yes it's a bit bs but at the same time it's a necessary procedure to prevent spoiling the big surprise.
It's a secret to everybody.
Why can't you take him seriously?
It makes more sense to reveal in January, even with a March release still intact. I'm sure they'll do a direct in October and I'm sure it'll be to promote the new Paper Mario and new bundles and deals for the upcoming holiday. They're probably taking it quarter by quarter at this point. Why reveal it now, anyways? No one will be able to buy it for Christmas, anyways. They're probably entering holiday mode and NX reveal will just be a distraction to try and squeeze every last bit out of the 3DS and Wiiu. I do kinda hope I'm wrong because of the anticipation, but I doubt there is any correlation between the time in between reveal and release and success.
I'm sorry, but crap like this makes me hate Nintendo. You want people talking about the system to get hype going, but instead you start a interview by saying you'll cut the interview short if you ask about the NX, and just mentioning the system makes Nintendo make them censor that part is the interview?!? Not cool Nintendo, your stupid old ways definitely need to change...
@WilliamCalley I don't know, he just doesn't feel very Nintendo-ish. It's hard to describe.
Haha! I love it
Real name of NX is Nintendo Voldemort CONFIRMED!
Fair enough. If Nintendo has no comment on the matter then this saves saying "no comment" to every NX-related question.
The first rule of Nintendo NX - you don't talk about Nintendo NX.
@FengLong Don't worry, I get what you mean, and you are probably right. I was more amused by the prospect of the Wii U actually managing any sales. It's unlikely to do well, shall we say 😜
@Rhansley64 Plot twist- NX was there in your heart, all along.
I think a lot of people are overreacting to this... this confirms that it's not that there's no information to come out, but that they're being extra careful not to let anything slip.
As soon as they start getting asked about the NX, the chance of them letting something slip would shoot up, even if they tried not to, so the only way to prevent it at that point would be to end the interview... it's drastic, but it's the only way to ensure nothing slips out.
Even in that little mention there, he's all but announced that they'll be revealing the NX in a Direct (rather than a press conference).
@Ninten-san I think we'd have got an unveiling at E3 2016 (as hinted by Reggie in the 2015 Digital Event) and maybe a launch in November 2016.
I imagine if NX is somewhat like ? Box. When the box open, it will transform into hybrid of Wii U like and 3DS like. Well... just my imagination so far.
Are they going to censor me out too? D:
Psst... i think NX looks like Pandora Box...
It could be good...or it could be Surprise...
I think every interviewer should lead off with that question now! That's what people want to hear about. In fact, if an writer doesn't ask the question, he's not doing his job.
I thought NintendoLife didn’t write tabloid articles.
The only thing that happened here, is that that Nintendo of Canada representative screwed up in a big way, they don’t want to misinform people, that’s all, otherwise all press would be censored by now, you said it yourself, ”... it's abundantly clear that the gaming media is gagging to learn more about the mysterious console.” And how do we know the media if eager to learn more? Because they haven’t censored any other person, they only have censored their own stupidity, geez, calm down.
Now to figure out when this NX ND is going to be.
Just spill the beans already Nintendo! And announce a bunch of epic launch titles to go with it!
@Jaredfrogman Nintendo eat grasshoppers for breakfast.
I think they requested that part of the interview removed because the Communications Manager quite frankly wasn't acting very professionally.
He was offering guesswork and the way he deflected the question was reflected badly on Nintendo's image.
Yeah, god forbid people care about your upcoming system
@Xaessya They are coming up your street RIGHT NOW
Yeah i believe the original insinuated a certain method of delivering the eventual NX reveal which was clearly not agreed with with the higher ups at kyoto. They are not censoring information on the NX. They are removing misinformation.
@Anti-Matter That would be a shock tactic from Nintendo, considering that Pandora's Box contained all the evils of the world!
NX is an ancient Greek Doomsday device!
If you think this is bad, you should follow Sony and it's fanboys. There was a reporter that had bought the PS slim a few weeks before it's reveal and reviewed it. Sony kept denying that it existed and threatened to sent lawsuits to sites and blacklisted anyone that mentioned it. And the fanboys? They said she 3D printed the device until Sony officially revealed.
@NES_64 if they did that, the Nintendo NX will be what Sega Saturn's North American launch was to Sega: basically there death.
@FengLong Not in EU, they're cutting off demand hahaha.
Although I for one, who had been pretty patient with most things am pretty sick with this waiting. It's been teased for well over a year now! Heck even by Reggie in e3 2015. It's just weird hahah. But anyway I'm really hoping the console does well. And I presume it's because of the direct comment that caused the censorship
reminds me of this http://www.theonion.com/article/cia-realizes-its-been-using-black-highlighters-all-1848
Apparently Nintendo has forgotten that they need to ANNOUNCE a console before they launch it. At this point they can't possibly announce it all AND have the NX release in just six months. They're already setting up for a failed launch since they won't even try to build any hype, and instead are censoring anyone trying to do so.
@Jaredfrogman No such thing on the internet
Yeah, it's extraordinarily frustrating. Nonetheless, I trust this company and I truly suspect that the secrecy is an indication that there is a forthcoming tech aspect that none of us can see coming. It's holograms, or perfected AR...perhaps our games will finally exist on our coffee tables. I trust that this will be worth the wait.
@Hokanchu Don't add fuel to the speculation fire!
@Moshugan I'd say the issue isn't guesswork (or even mentioning the NX) but tone: the way it's written in the article portrays Collins as being slightly rude to the interviewer rather than joking with them, which is how it sounds. The unfortunate nature of the written word.
Ah... the waiting game. When will they FINALLY bite the bullet and bring out some official statement? It inspired me to tinker a bit with a cartoon that previously concerned the Wii U, so I just modified the text and put Kimishima's head in it:
LOL at the speculation from this.
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?
I think the censorship was about the pre-launch Nintendo Direct, not about the NX itself.
@Phil_Kavadias Oh don't get me wrong. I want Nintendo to pull out all the stops and throw tons of money at a reveal and marketing...but I'm not sure if that is the route they want to take. A direct seems more likely, although I could see them holding a press conference afterwards.
Best be careful on here, I might get sensored for saying N..................................
@ThanosReXXX Dude that was hilarious! Do you have a site?
@Ryu_Niiyama No, 'fraid not. I just tinker a bit as a hobby and upload the pics to free services.
That guy from Nintendo Canada either knows nothing or already had a gagging order in place. In fact I'd imagine the whole of Nintendo has a NX gagging order in place.
He's probably also vanished off the face of the earth now.
@SanderEvers Actually the PS4 is so wildly successful that it's the only part of Sony that is profitable right now.
Also the PS3 ended up overall profitable as well, though it took 4 years to get to that point.
I think xbox is the only thing you're right about consistently losing the parent company money.
@Operative As far as Sony is concerned, that's not entirely correct: in the Western regions it's true that the PS4 is a big help in keeping them afloat, but in their homeland of Japan, their insurance branch is multiple times bigger than their gaming branch, also making them much more money. Up to a tenfold:
Makes me really wonder what the nx is all about. Cant believe they are so tightlipped about JUST a hybrid console.
nintendo is doing a really good job keeping this thing quiet lol
@SanderEvers "HUGE loss"? I don't think so, the PS4 is very popular in Sweden (because of FIFA and CoD kids).
Or they just wanted to avoid unnecessary teasing. GJ destroying their efforts, for clickbait.
Nintendo's adamant secrecy about a console that is supposedly coming out in 5 months and Microsoft's brilliant move to announce a new and more powerful model of their current console 18 months before it launches - undoubtedly harming sales - are making Sony look like they're geniuses of marketing with their lame ps4 slim/pro reveal XD
@hYdeks They will never change. Nintendo is too stubborn to listen to anyone else and will go to the beat of their own drum, whether you like it or not.That's both their greatest strength and weakness.
Why would the gaming magazine agree to the redaction? Stupid af
I think the late reveal is all about preventing, whatever it is, the NX is, from being quickly copy catted or adopted by competititors. This must be more than just a hybrid
For me, my intrigue had been widdled down to irritated. I don't think they're being silent to be coy anymore, I think they don't like being told when they have a bad idea. Since we don't know anything, we can't directly comment on anything. And Nintendo wants to keep the period we can nice and short.
@XCWarrior I can't believe people like you exist
@SanderEvers ohh ya, I know that, I never said they would just die off or go third party or anything, but if you lack customer, retail, and developer good relations, how well do you think things will work out for them in the future? But I really doubt Nintendo is dumb enough to do repeat a terrible idea done by a rival company 21 years ago
@Lucina lol yup, if Nintendo wasn't the way they are, we wouldn't love/hate them like we do lol Personally, I like how stubburn they are with making video games the way they do, because their games are way more fun and better to play than Sony and Microsoft's offerings.
@XCWarrior That makes zero sense whatsoever.
Nintendo didn't request that snippet to be removed for the reason stated. Why would it matter if the word NX is mentioned and nothing else? I think the real, obvious reason is that they still have big games coming to Wii U as well, and talking about NX all the time is distracting.
@Ryu_Niiyama "I'm thinking mid to late October."
PSVR (Playstation VR headset) launches on Thursday Oct 13th, so Wed Oct 12th would be a nice way to get in Sony's way again, like they did by announcing Super Mario Run a few hours before PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. And PM:CS releases Friday Oct 7th, so that would have 5 days to sell before everybody forgets about Wii U. Well maybe only 3 days to sell if Nintendo announces the ND on Monday Oct 10th. Nintendo usually gives about 48 hours advance notice for NDs.
I'd hate for Nintendo to wait any later than that, November should be about the holiday games, not about talking about new hardware we can't even get until next March. And if they do wait until November, well will it really launch in March? #justtelluswhenyoulltellus
The longer we go with no actual NX news the less I care about the NX reveal at all. At this rate I'm not gonna even want it when it's shown unless it's the absolute best thing they've ever produced.
I get the secrecy, but the suspense is almost getting frustrating.
@rjejr I wonder if staying away from the VR release might be better. It's quite a gamble. The VR thing will make rounds on local news and national news because it looks like the ruin of humanity in the name of fun.
It depends on the immediate news value of the NX in image and idea and how confident Nintendo is, I guess. A day after might be better.
On this whole article, the conversation is just not good.
"...no questions about NX..."
"I guess it's really that bad, huh?"
Sounds a bit like "The NX is really that bad, huh?"
I love Nintendo with all of my heart, but it is seriously about time that they actually talk about the NX and what it truly is. Many of us fans here have been waiting for over seven months to hear at least one official fact (aside from hearing that the system would be a hybrid Handheld and Console, as well as Cartridges) about that system and the rumors that have been tossed back and forth throughout the internet can only raise beliefs so far. It is very absurdly ridiculous.
Sure, pulling the NX out of their E3 2016 schedules have put off some people, but for a system that hasn't been talked about for so long after that event is not a good thing at all. Nintendo seriously needs to talk about the NX in this coming October and if the system misses out on that month again, the company will most likely be in deep mud as they were with their Wii U (and I loved the Wii U).
@aaronsullivan "A day after might be better."
But if they unveil NX the day after PSVR then nobody will see it.
Only Sony can make a tv commercial showing how bad PSVR could be b/c you leave yourself vulnerable to being forced into non-consensual intercourse, robbed or kidnapped while using it, but still make me want to play it. And they do a nice name drop on "Ready Player 1" as well, sneaky clever if you know the plot of the book and eventual movie.
@rjejr Geez I hope you aren't correct on that because my birthday is the 13th so if I get some big nintendo news the day before, ya'll might hear about me ending up in the hospital after hyperventilating.
Also...huh. I forgot about PSVR. Not a slight...as I think the new trek game looks cool, but I can't use it so it slipped my mind.
Still october would be the best month I think for some sort of reveal. It is before the holiday madness and gives them time to clear up any questions before the possible march launch.
"Microsoft NEEDS money to keep XBOX afloat"
Good thing then, that they reported revenue of ~$22 billion and a net income of $~3 billion for last quarter.
Also, you are just guessing, because Microsoft lumps Xbox together will all kinds of other stuff in their "Entertainment & Devices Division", incl. things like Nokia.
This is really getting crazy
@FragRed Calls in SWAT team. "Take em out."
@HappyMaskedGuy THAT MADE ME LAUGH! ...it's funny... because it's true.
Dope Thanos me like!!
I am having a hard time believing that is the official Nintendo of Canada. The reps should know enough to use terms like aboot and eh to make fun of the idiots that have no idea what Canadians talk like.
@Rhansley64 plot twist: there is no surprise
I used to follow NX new, but it is getting kinda boring. This is the first article I've read on it for a while. I just hope they don't reveal it in a direct. 😭
Did they say something other then it's amazing and like nothing you've ever seen?
@KrakenSoup It's probably just another gimmicky console with no power that lacks 3rd party support.
@DragonEleven What monthly schedule? We have had more two month gaps in directs than directs in the past two years.
Iwata was pretty much the driving force behind directs and he clearly loved them. After he got health issues directs just have not been the same.
And they probably will never be. Damn that man was awesome.
It seems like it's for two reasons - not wanting it published that they will can interviews and also the Nintendo Direct mention.
Just announce it Nintendo.
@Timppis I said resume the monthly schedule, not continue... until around a year and a half ago they were doing directs roughly once a month on average, with the decline likely relating to Iwata's declining health and death last year... chances are they do intend to get them back on to that sort of schedule, and the run-up to the NX release would be the perfect time to do that.
It's funny how they actual thing will probably be lesser than everyone's expectation lol
@SanderEvers With the new slogan Nintendo is using: "There's no play like it" that has Y X A B buttons configuration you can assume they are not abandoning the console business anytime soon. Which is great. Mobile can be very popular at the moment but there's nothing like playing with a controller scheme. That is something you can't have with just a touch screen. I think it is pretty safe to assume we will be seeing new nintendo consoles for a while regarding their ventures to mobile gaming.
Regardless of what NX is, I'm still determined to get Breath of The Wild on Wii U.
Ninty's current business plan.
Stage 1: Announce that the NX will be announced further at some point.
Stage 2: ???
Stage 3: Profit
@Lucina @TeeJay I can't believe people who don't understand sarcasm exist because it's easier to get than the concept of breathing.
But seriously, iphone 8 SNES special edition is coming, and for the low low retail price of $99,999.99. Get yours March 31, 2017!
Don't worry Nintendo. No one will try to copy you.. your latest consoles they all flatlined! And you're scared to lose some information??? you will flatline ones more I swear! Even Xbox gave away what we could expect...why can't you huh?
@TruenoGT 100 percent correct, as I mentioned in another story thread it amazes me that the Wii U is still priced as if it is a top selling console and not maybe the worst selling console in Nintendo's history. That damn thing should be selling at 179.99 or so instead of 300 brand new. It is literally insane to be selling it at that price so close to the end of it's life span.
The first rule of NX is: You do not talk about NX.
The second rule of NX is: You do not talk about NX!
I love the "Nintendo will most likely host a Direct--before launch--to discuss it" comment. Yeah I think it's a professional courtesy to have some kind of press release telling us about the system and the launch games before it hits stores. Good hardware and launch games or not, it's going to leave an ugly black mark on the system if the NX is in stores before any kind of event that explains what it is.
All we need to know about the NX is, we will get to play once again some good home console games, the drought will end.
Anything that trump's that, will help the NX fail.
Editor's note: [snip]
Lemme check google's web cache...
Seriously, good journalism should never be censored. If there's a link on the internet to what was posted and removed, I will find it...
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