We've had multiple trusted colleagues and acquaintances advise (since initial publication) that the 'this week' angle is getting increasingly strong for some sort of NX-related details. As we outline below this is logical and feasible, though the nature of any announcement will also be interesting.
To borrow a phrase I've seen in recent discourse around politics, we're at peak Nintendo NX madness. Nothing is too crazy for an NX rumour. Today I saw a thread on a hugely popular forum (which I'll spare the embarrassment of naming) briefly get excited about an 'NX announcement' before realising it was a tweet from a parody account - if you see anyone reporting on this tweet, then they've been fooled. This is what we've become.
I've written this little editorial because we're getting a lot of emails and tips about chatter that NX will be revealed this week. I was baffled as to where the rumour was coming from, and then realised that it seems to be based (for the most part) on an investor report from last week by Macquarie Capital Securities. That's fair enough, it's a widely respected investment and analysis firm, though a little context is most definitely due to manage expectations, hence this impromptu editorial.
For starters, I'm aware it's easy to miss it, but we actually covered this on 14th October, right here; we covered the full bullet-point details of the Macquarie report that actually downgraded its recommendation on Nintendo shares. Initially the source said NX 'coming next week', though was stealth-edited to say NX 'reveal coming next week', which is fine. As we said at the time, it's best not to take report comments like these as 100% gospel truth, but as an educated and logical guess by a respected firm.
In any case, that article and another 'Random' post the day before was our way of giving perspective on the likely and wacky NX rumours that we don't want to run on their own, simply because they're too thin on interesting details or are particular longshots. But, as so many are asking us as a site and me as person about the 'this week' NX rumour, I thought I'd just share some views on why it's certainly possible and reasonable to think something will be said this week, but also why it might not quite be the time.
First of all, with each passing day we're getting closer, so that's a pleasing reality for all of us. Consistently over the past few months multiple sources and people I respect have shared a belief that NX would be revealed in September or October, though naturally we're now into the latter. Unless Nintendo is truly going for a smartphone-style reveal, with a ridiculously quick turnaround from unveiling to release, that October estimate still makes sense. As I said in this pros and cons article on Nintendo's continued silence and delays to showing the system, the longer the company waits the more likely substantial and real leaks will happen. I happen to think a number of the leaks we've seen may be accurate or close to it, so Nintendo is likely getting to the point where it's ready to take the plunge.
So, about 'this week'. As I've said, Macquarie is a well-known company and there's logic to it. I think one key date is relevant above all else, however - 26th October. It's on this date that Nintendo will reveal its Q2 financial results and - if it maintains its policy from past years - provide a briefing and Q & A session to investors; these naturally get posted online for the world to see.
Nintendo has a history of giving key dates, if not full details, on vital projects on such occasions. Investor briefings and related press conferences have brought us initial reveals such as the following over the past few years - that Smash Bros. and Mario Kart for Wii U would feature at E3, amiibo was unveiled (before it was called 'amiibo'), and it was in corporate announcements where the NX was first mentioned, and then where it was given the March 2017 release window. Those are just big ticket announcements, there have been many others, so NX seems a good bet to be mentioned.
Another factor is that Nintendo needs to appease its shareholders, so not only will a status update on NX be likely, but possibly also a final release date for Super Mario Run in December, and perhaps an update on when we'll see that on Android in addition to Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem on smart devices. There's been chatter around shareholders being jittery, so Nintendo will try to demonstrate that it has a plan and that it's going to make profits.
With that in mind, what we're likely waiting for - first of all - is the announcement of the reveal; in other words, a date when the full reveal is happening. Rumours placing Shigeru Miyamoto in North America a couple of weeks ago give hope that some Direct-style recording took place, but that's only wishful thinking right now. What does seem likely is that either before or on 26th October, Nintendo will give a status update. Logic does suggest that update could be something like this - "We will be unveiling NX and our launch plans on x date".
It's not off the table, of course, that Nintendo could forego the pre-reveal announcement (with the related hype) and go for the jugular with a sudden drop of a video presentation sharing the NX with the world. It'd arguably be a mistake to skip the hype of a build-up, but nothing about the big N's approach to NX has been conventional. Either way, while Nintendo can annoy fans and keep them waiting, it's the looming investors and financial report that may bring us the update we've been craving. After all, money talks.
In conclusion, it would not be surprising if there's some kind of NX update this week, but it's also possible it could slip into next week with the financial briefings / shareholder Q & A. Much depends on whether Nintendo would want to have its big reveal prior to its Q2 report, or alternatively announce the unveiling at that point and host it in late October or November. Both approaches have logic to them, and either could be the outcome we get.
Or Nintendo could be really bold and maintain its silence, but that's feeling less tenable as the weeks pass. Not only are fans increasingly vocal in their frustration, and shareholders would likely be unimpressed, but surely more third-parties (developers, retailers, manufacturing) are now involved with the system. Assuming a delay isn't coming, and there have been few serious vibes to suggest that, then the window for moving forward with a reveal must be near closure.
I hope so anyway. It feels like it's time to stop wondering about the NX, and time to start getting exciting about what it actually is. Only Nintendo has all of the answers.
I'll believe it when I see it sort of deal.
I'm all for a late unveiling as long as the console unexpectedly releases this year.
I've just grown to accept that this system is never going to be announced "this week". I just go through the week expecting nothing, and for that magical day when it does happen, all hype shall break loose.
They SHOULD to do a big media event and bring as much press as possible to it to try and hype the console.
But I won't be shocked at all if it's a 15-minute Nintendo Direct with basically no details, no official name, and no official release date.
I'm still preparing for a March 2017 reveal of the system, with a holiday 2017 delay for its release. Keep the bar low people, Nintendo isn't aiming high, you shouldn't be either.
After all, the bigger seller this holiday is going to be a Mario endless runner phone game.
Their strategy is bewildering to me. As the weeks pass without further information, it's just causing any hype to die down as well as frustrate the fans.
It's coming folks. You need patience. Remember all those months we had to wait when the GameCube dried out and the Wii was still many months away? We are in the very same situation we were a decade ago, why so much fuss? I don't get it, nor the impatience. Nintendo does what Nintendo does. It's the way it always has been.
I don't care how long it takes, as long as there are decent games on NX.
I think October 21 makes sense to me. Not only it's the 5th anniversary of the Nintendo direct but with the investors meeting coming up, Nintendo needs to give them some good news
Tatsumi Kimishima said earlier this year the NX will be revealed 'not too late, this year'. And there have been some creative theories around October 21, being the 5th anniversary of Nintendo Directs. Also NX (N for November. X meaning 10th). Who knows, but rest assure, Nintendo are planning the unveil. Just think they're probably filming it as we speak and read.
Yeah, right. Whatever.
You said it in the first paragraph. "Nothing is too crazy for a NX rumour"... with the exception of any rumour that claims it is going to be the most powerful current console, that we all laugh at.
I still say a reveal will come in November. if it doesn't come in November then they have hit wall and are simply playing for more time.
Nothing wrong with that, it just the way things go sometimes.
Is this what it's come too? I'm jumping off ship till Nintendo decides it's time for this ride to start!
Well Emily Rogers seems pretty sure something is coming this week and the next. She announced the big Eurogamer report so I kind of trust her.
All I know is this system better be worth the wait, or Nintendo will p/o a lot of their fans.
At this point, I think they might announce a reveal date late October, and maybe a reveal in the middle of November. Revealing it too much later will definitely hurt them, as I imagine a lot of ppl will instead want the ps4 pro/ xbox one s or even something like playstation VR over a system from Nintendo they know nothing about.
Nintendo making ppl wait is just hurting themselves at this point.
We should just use reverse psychology and beg Nintendo to not reveal the NX. As a matter of fact, I'm going to email customer service and write exactly that.
October is too soon by what nintendo said previously. I don't believe in a reveal this month. This companies and sites are just burning their own tongues trying do nintendo rush the announcement.
Emily Rogers said "next week" in july, again in august, again in setember... Right now, is clear this person don't have real information.
People who are interested in buying a PS4 pro or Xbone S will not change their mind because Nintendo revealed a new console. That is not the public that Nintendo is interested. That should be clear by now.
People need to calm down. The reveal's coming... this impatience isn't going to hasten the day the NX is going to be revealed.
@IAmDeclanJay Last I heard there were rumors that filming for the reveal began in september
I believe someone from the WSJ also tweeted that NX information is likely coming this week.
@XCWarrior No, it will be Pokemon Sun and Moon. I have as much doubts about Nintendo as other people, but Mario does not draw in a crowd the way Pokemon does.
Pokemon Sun and Moon could end up outselling the Gen VI and even the Gen V games. Its got the Pokemon Go hype backing it up, the 3DS selling more units on the strength of Pokemon.
My point is this, it could very well come down to Gen VII and the newest Call of Duty fighting it out over the best-sellers crown this year.
Can you please not use that graphic until there is real news? Every time I see it I get so excited, just to come crashing down again.
And for those who don't see the problem, try looking at the website on a 7" tablet, it's practically the entire screen. I know on PC it's not a big deal.
I still think they could announce an ND on Friday tomorrow or Wednesday, 48 hours is their usual heads up.
And they must address it next Tuesday, those investors will want to know. I'm hoping 1 of them asks if Pikmin 3DS is Pikmin 4. And if Zelda U has a date yet. I know a lot of folk around during think March for Zelda, but you can't find that officially.
Something this week is going to give. FACT! Nintendo will be torn a new one if they dare turn up at the investor meeting in and around the 26th October without having given some information about the NX.
The only question is how much will Nintendo reveal? Don't be surprised if they don't lay all their cards on the table. In fact don't be surprised if it's very scant detail like its real name and price. With bigger information about its hardware and controller coming in January 2017.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE My heart most likely.
@Caryslan @XCWarrior If, big IF, Nintendo makes enough, NES Mini Classic should be their biggest revenue generator this holiday between the $60 console and $10 additional controller. Might be the biggest seller on eBay.
Here is the link to my earlier comment. He did say it's "speculation".
If Nintendo doesn't formally reveal it before Black Friday, people will spend money on other systems and NX launch sales will drop.
This silence is losing customers and customer interest. They don't care about what the NX is, but when we are going to know about it. It's just getting stupid and pointless now.
Why is it taking so long? Simply. Like really, does the NX exist? Was it a mistake for Nintendo to inform us about the NX so early back when they announced their DeNa partnership? Kinda seems like it. :/
I'm really done with it. I have enough 3DS and Wii U games to play for at least a year, maybe two. At this point, I don't even see myself buying an NX.
At this point I'm actually really impressed they've kept it under wraps this long.
All these rumours are just a bit like
"Free beer tomorrow"
The only animal that can't jump? Elephant.
Maybe people should just, well, stop worrying about this. At this point some people are probably going crazy over this and not doing anything else except making leaks and hunting the web for rumors etc.
I really don't think NX will release in March. Who ever thinks the NX will launch in March is crazy. Who ever thinks the NX won't be delayed is crazy. But we may know if the NX is going to be delayed this week.
Whatever nx is and whenever it releases, I'll be getting it. But has it ruined 1second of my gaming time??? No. well, maybe a little since I posted this when I could have been playing my 3ds.
"Now is not the time!"
"IT'S NEVER THE TIME!!"
it seems like every time i say nx will be reveald this weak it dosent happen
My uncle works for Nintendo and he says it's cancelled and instead they're re-releasing the Virtual Boy
@rjejr Here's another heart stopper: https://pvplive.net/c/rumor-nintendo-nx-announcement-this-friday
Kind of amazed at people's tunnel vision, though. I thought we weren't seeing straight anymore due to starving for NX news, but falling for that tweet mentioned in the article is about one of the stupidest things I've seen recently. It clearly says "Nintenda" (no, that's not a misspelling) and in my opinion, that logo looks nothing like something that Nintendo would have come up with.
No more than a mediocre PhotoShop, is all...
Nintendo is always a Nintendo...
Ever since I heard about the investor meeting, I always assumed it would be revealed around this time. The abundance of recent articles have had no impact on my prediction. I'm also well aware my assumption is nothing more than, well, an assumption. It could easily not be revealed within the next week or so.
I just don't see why they wouldn't reveal it before the holiday season kicks in. I'm most likely going to get a PS4 this holiday season unless Nintendo gives me a reason to save the cash. With the Wii U's mixed execution, I need to see Nintendo's system, games, and overall strategy before I can put aside the money for another Nintendo console.
If Nintendo doesnt release info soon, people won't save money and will bite on xmas deals for PS4 or XBO instead. Its utterly moronic to be doing this
@MetaRyan Exactly. Even if Nintendo doesn't want to compete directly with other forms of electronics, they reality is they are. If kids get iPads and XBOX One's for Christmas, they will have no motive to pick up an NX anytime soon.
It's not just kids either. People like me, who are paying for college and don't have a lot of free cash, need a motivation to start saving. If I end up picking up a PS4 this holiday season, then I won't be picking up an NX for quite some time. I'd love to own every gaming system that comes out, but I'm currently not in a position right now to spend so much money on videogames. Nintendo needs to realize everyone isn't just choosing not to buy their stuff because they don't like their content, but because their systems just aren't enough of a value to people in certain situations, especially with other systems on the market.
I can almost feel the NX!
something will happen, sometime, in some form, somewhere, some how...
Im just fed up of NX rumors, of course as a nintendo fan I want to see what it is (I have an idea given all rumors from different sources), but I'll decided to wait for an official reveal from them!!
I have a feeling it will be revealed March 2017. They'll probably push super Mario run, Pokemon S&M and the early 2017 titles for the 3ds. After all that's done their main focus can be the NX, what ever it is...
I've waiting for this reveal for so long, that I'm almost not even expecting the NX to be released at this point, tbh.
Just like winter, "Nx is coming...".
It is far too late for it to be released this year. If they were going to do that, they should have revealed it months ago. I could definitely see a reveal in the near future, but even to me that doesn't make sense with the holidays coming up, it would just confuse people and it would be a missed opportunity.
Forget Nintendo; I was eyeballing the PS4 and some of their sweet, low priced games in Target with the family today. Temping...
As long as Nintendo remains tight-lipped I become more willing to lock-down my wallet to them.
We're at hype alert orange, which means something will be revealed somewhere, at some time, in some way. So look sharp!
@FlashBoomerang No she didn't. In september she announced eurogamer report was coming and then said the reveal would be in october. That's about it.
@NintendoEan if the system is actually delayed, which is highly possible at this point, ppl like me will probably go elsewhere. I'm sorry but only having Zelda on the Wii U planned from here to March is bad enough without them delaying the NX, which would be delaying a mass amount of games!
Getting a PS4 did wonders for my NX itch. Honestly, I'm happy to be in a position where Nintendo has to convince me to buy their next console. Cause after the software and hardware disappointments of the Wii U, and the fact that many of my past must-buy franchises have either reached their peak (Smash and MK) or have way past their peaks (Paper Mario, Mario Party, Mario Sports games, Metroid, etc) I honestly don't see how Nintendo could make me feel a need for their next console anymore. Except for AAA console pokemon. But that won't happen.
@Zach777 unfortunately, I am getting that way too. Seeing the other systems in stores with tons of games at great prices is actually getting me more hyped to buy xbox or playstation. Nintendo's silence is not getting me hyped anymore, it's just making me more worried about the system than anything.
@Zapazoid And yet you are here, commenting on a nintendo fan site. The irony
@ThanosReXXX That amiibo giveaway tweet was the best. I think those 100 AC amiibo in Target need to be given away before they get buried w/ ET in New Mexico.
Friday is as good a day as any, if it gets announced by Wed, I don't think they'll do a 24 hour turnaround, that's too stupid, even for them. And no, 24 hours isn't stupid just b/c I say so, but you do want some coverage from the press - Gizmodo, Endgadget, sites like that. IGN may have a guy on standby ready to watch a Nintneod Direct at the drop of a hat, but those other sites may have people deployed to cover other things. I think its best, even for a youtube video, that consumer centric websites are given time for editors to say - you 3, watch the vid, you write about the hardware, you write about the software, you write about the public reaction. You could do that in 24 hours, but I think longer just to make sure people don't call in sick or take a vacation day that day. Some people like to take spontaneous 3 day weekends.
So maybe Friday, maybe announce Friday for next Monday or Tuesday ahead of the meeting. Maybe November. Maybe December at TGA. Maybe January at CES. Maybe all of the above.
@Shepdawg1 Now that's the spirit!
The question I have though, is why would Macquarie have said the NX is getting revealed this week if they're wrong? Why would they have made a statement like that if they weren't right? Not saying I believe them because I don't, but it doesn't make sense for them of all people to give us a definitive statement on this. Investors tend to analyze and speculate more than give definitive news.
Nintendo is just going to give us a little taste this year, just a reminder that the NX is still coming next year and little else. If they unveil everything now, the hype will get lost over the holiday season with all the excitement and marketing surrounding the PS4 Pro, XB1S and the big holiday games. I expect a full unveiling in January with a launch, hopefully still, in March. If the NX gets pushed back, I would expect it to get pushed to holiday 2017 with perhaps an unveiling at E3.
I still have some Nintendo stuffs to buy during December 2016. It is not a new things, maybe just some older games that I haven't get yet. It's okay for me Christmas without new things from Nintendo. I'm still happy.
Btw, i'll keep patience for NX. I'm not in hurry to buy immediately.
@Billsama Still a huge Nintendo fan, and really, really hope they get it together. Just saying that right now I'm content.
@Zapazoid I can respect that. I think they are in a very good place right now (minus Wii U) and I can see good things coming in the near future. But I also hope that they can make amends with all their fans. I know a lot of folks are disappointed.
Edit: By the way, this is happening on twitter:
Well, whenever the NX reveal live feed comes on, and everybody is biting their nails, on the edge of their seats, and totally dying at the sheer suspense, this music has to be playing the whole time.
Or this one:
Either way, they're both fitting.
Die hard Nintendo fan here, literally there is no play like it, but please lets not get our expectations up so high on this thing either. It will be great, but its not like its going to be the future of gaming just another console
@IAmDeclanJay NX= November 10 is as silly as it sounds. Do you know when the NX was confirmed by Nintendo? I don't know either in 2014 or 2015? Do you think anybody would know the date of a reveal when they don't even know the date of release at that time? And to suggest they put in the riddle years ago is just plain silly.
then there's the fact that Nintendo Direct's 5 year anniversary is on Friday.
Can't wait for the day I log in to Nintendo life and it says nx revealed
What if this is the NX? This right here. Talking about it? What a fun game! And it's free to play. Wow Nintendo! Less really is more! This is so exciting! What a retro revolutionary game! Love it!
@XCWarrior What are you talking about? This is their new console that they say is going to be their best yet, you actually think a company that people nickname "The Big N" is just half-assing all of this? They've been working hard for years on Breath of the Wild and you're saying Super Mario Run is their main priority? WHAT IS LOGIC TO YOU!?!?!?!?
Wait, Nintendo have a system called NX coming out?
Of course we are all baffled that they still haven't revealed the thing (since its coming in March), but maybe they have chosen for a short but very strong advertisement campaign this time. After the reveal (wich could be big) we could get lots and lots of information up untill its launch. That could be a strategy that works!
Of course it could all be pants and Nintendo doesn't give a bleep, seeing their antics of the past years. But I'll try to keep very slightly positive!
Just stop talking about it and continually re-hashing/printing what you dont already know, its tiresomne. I obviously want to know/see the NX but its becoming boring with all the continual speculation and misinformation. there are plenty of other things to always talk about.
Social media has a lot to answer for. Shigeru Miyamoto spotted doing his weekly shop...NX details incoming. Hype. Wake me up when NINTENDO say something, not some random twit (or whatever a twitter user is called)
Nintendo. It's only get worse
My sources tell me that Nintendo are actually going to surprise everyone and bump the release date up and release NX at the end of this November, and that they'll officially unveil the system just before that date. I have sources, so there's no reason not to believe me.
Almost forgot about Nx. I feel they can show it whenever they want and i decide if im interested or not next year. Until then we gonna have nes mini that im looking forward to. And who knows if they release snes mini before nx if it gonna be delayed.
@Henmii I think it goes without saying that Nintendo definitely give a "bleep", since the success or otherwise of NX will likely dictate their future as a platform holder.
I can't wait for the dam to burst and we've something real and decent to talk about. The front page of this site is depressing. Every second link is to some kind of boring Pukemon story. I get that the site has to pay the bills but c'mon.
I have noticed that the NX has been far more popular than the Wii U already simply because Nintendo is being Apple level quiet about it. Every rumour bumps the name Nintendo and NX up in search results for video game related news.
If release is March they need to announce it before Holiday spending season goes off the rails. Retail shopping is already picking up so it might be conventional to reveal it soon, but the NX isn't conventional. They might wait until December to announce it.
Another day, another clickbait analyst who wants 5 minutes of twitter fame.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE not like there's anything else to talk about. Nintendo sure as hell isn't giving us anything! Same with Gamexplain, only things they've discussed last couple months are baseless NX rumours and Pokémon.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I'd rather that then endless garbage clickbait articles on the NX, like most other sites are doing right now. I'm fairly impressed by the restraint Nlife's guys have right now.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE tbh mate that is kind of expected with a new pair of games around the corner...it's not just the Go effect.
@rjejr Some good points, a bit overboard with throwing all options out, but at least that way you covered them all...
God, I so hope that little miss attention w.... is wrong, because this sounds anything but good or even remotely interesting, unless all you want is a handheld...
People say that the wait is making potential customers lose interest in the NX.... But I see the contrary.
In all forums (not just this one) whenever someone mentions a rumor regarding NX, it explodes with comments and speculation. How is that losing interest?
Thought, the bad point of that strategy is that many people have created expectations of the console which may not be fulfilled, and that may lead to some backlash.
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I agree with what people have said...reveal it soon for the holiday season. I will agree that they'll lose potential consumers if they wait until after that, BUT...March is also a pretty good time for people with tax returns coming in. I own a PS4 and other consoles, so it's not that big of a worry for me, but I'd like to know if I should start saving up for the nintendo console, or go with the Playstation VR (which I'm not sure if I want to spend that kind of money on something that will make me look like Robocop).
Nintendo is getting a lot of rumors and various other things, but it is definitely helping them. It's getting people crazy about it and not even one picture or mention of it has happened yet! It will change once it is revealed (just because nintendo always gets backlash), but also because it won't be what people are thinking it is (probably). I think nintendo is having fun reading the comments and various items about it...laughing!
The fact is, nintendo will reveal it whenever they want to...they live by their own rules, not really thinking about anything else. It's almost like they don't really care...they have the money! But they definitely need to work on getting a stronger user base and bringing back what made them great in the past...they can't just rely on us fans to buy their stuff and keep them afloat, or they're soon going to find themselves sinking like Sega and Atari did.
sigh they're taking so long with this that I'm actually becoming bored with Nintendo altogether, its gotten to the point that I'm even coming to NLife less frequently because there's just no interesting news (not a reflection on the excellent writers here but the poor managers at Nintendo)
I can see the logic in holding back the reveal details while maintaining interest in it by indicating via the few announcements from Nintendo that it will be coming in this quarter of the year. At the very least, we won't have a situation of confusion about this next console not sufficiently differentiating itself from the previous generation (as was arguably the situation with Wii U).
That might be important for general public awareness as all the interested media will surely by ready with comment when the anticipated reveal actually comes. Perhaps there will be those who normally would have discounted Nintendo who will actually be listening this time round.
What I am concerned for, though, is that whatever NX is, it must at least in some part live up to the hype thus generated or it will be ever harder in the future for anyone to believe they have anything worth listening to. Part of me feels at this stage that if they have such a great product in the NX, why are they not unleashing it? Will it really stand up to scrutiny or is the lockdown merely bluff?
@ThanosReXXX I still think she could be half right, Nintendo needs a $99 2DS replacement at some point, people aren't spending $299 to play Disney Magical World 2, Olaf's Adventure and Big Hero 6 match 3 games, kids need to be kept in the fold, but you need adult hardware as well. Basically maybe she knows about the VMU, not the Dreamcast. I own 3 of them. Can you imagine in 1997 if somebody leaked VMU rumours claiming it was the Dreamcast?
@rjejr Well, that would certainly explain the whole "battery life not so great" thing...
You have THREE Dreamcasts?
@Untempered-Link Thats funny its the exact opposite for me. I keep scanning for all kinds of news! XD
Half Life 3 and Illuminati confirmed.
Just give us the bad news!
I've never been this invested in console hype before. It's great fun, as well as weirdly maddening. I just hope Nintendo announce the announcement in advance so I can book the time off work...
@sonemonrep When a band releases a new album, it's always "their best yet." When a company releases a new car, it's always "their best yet." So when Nintendo says the NX is "their best yet," it's just PR talk that fools buy in.
From Miyamoto himself:
Miyamoto noted that there was a point in time when "[Nintendo’s] hardware system was really the first device that kids would interact with, and that’s starting to shift." The first device kids interact with now, he says? Their parent’s smartphone. This notion of the smartphone "being the first place this kids are encountering games, is what helped us to decide to bring this to smartphones," Miyamoto said.
Nintendo's primary focus by 2018 at the latest will be smart phones. NX will be the 2nd side project because it's not going to make them as much money as silly smart phone games will. Look at Pokemon Go, that's the top grossing Nintendo game of this year... and they can't even take in much money from it because they outsourced it because they are so disorganized.
@Captain_Gonru iDevice was revealed in advance?
Stop trying to make sense on the internet, nobody understands logic here, only Nintendo Logic.
@XCWarrior I agree with everything you said, but I'd change "latest 2018"
to "earliest 2018" as their "primary focus" next year and the year after will be on trying to reverse their fortunes with NX games. After holiday 2018 in early 2019 they may change their "primary" focus to mobile, but not much before then. And if by some miracle enough people buy an NX that could remain their primary focus until 2019 or 2020. They might make more money on mobile with little effort, but they'll focus on their own hardware for 2 years.
@ThanosReXXX I knew you were going to say that you, you... 3 VMU obvs, though technically the 3rd is a 4x memory card with a vibration motor, not a VMU, but I count it anyway.
@rjejr Well, to be honest: for a second there, you actually had me thinking that you did have 3 Dreamcasts sitting there gathering dust.
But these VMU's certainly were (are) horrible battery gobblers. At some point, I switched over to third party memory cards that not only didn't need batteries, they also had more capacity and a button to switch memory pages.
No screen, though, but I almost never played the VMU games anyway, so not a big loss for me.
@ThanosReXXX For me the fun wasn't in playing games on the go, but in seeing what animation or pic would come up when you played a game. And you dont need a battery for that, 1 of my 3 VMU still have the little cardboard pull-out piece in. Im sabing it in case my kids ever want it for anything. Nintendo may be the great innovator, but Dreamcaast was a beast. Modem, Web browser, online multiplayer, VMU screen, CD playback. PS2 got all the glory but Dreamcast had a lot of home console firsts. Too bad Sega had to give up the ghost, Dream cast 2 and 3 would have been epic.
But Nintendo does have the opportunity now to pull it all together - Game Boy, Game Boy Player, Wiimotes, Gamepad - they've had a lot of interesting ideas spread out over the years, they just need to find a way to pull them all together. And either keep the price down or sell them separately. I still think if New 3DS had TV out via the Wii U they could have sold both more Wii U and New 3DS. Sure, some people would have complained that New 3DS didn't do TV out w/of Wii U, but meanwhile I'd have bought 1 and a bunch of games. It just seems so obvious with their history.
@rjejr "but Dreamcaast was a beast"
No argument there. The first time I saw one in a game store it was playing Soul Calibur, and back then I was still playing on my N64, but when I saw that, I was completely blown away, it was on par with the arcades, if not a bit better because you could play it on your TV.
Every now and then I still fire up the old Dreamcast and let it run that very same game, just to look at it. And the fluidity of the animation and the quality of the graphics still amazes me to this day. Especially if you consider the age of it.
"Outsourced it because they're so disorganized"? What are you even on about?
Then how disorganized are companies that hardly have any first party studios and have to outsource most of their IPs? What the hell?
When Nintendo says there will be news there will be news past that just more rumors.
@AlexSora89 Nicely played.
They fly, too!
@ThanosReXXX Soul Caliber still holds up. My first run-in w/ a Dreamcast was walking by a Gamestop or Blockbuster and seeing a football game playing on a standard CRT in the store window. It got my attention b/c it looked real but not quite right. Doesn't hold up as well today, but it stands out as 1 of my most noticable game experinces. The other 2 being Spaceworld where they showed off Star Wars which looked almost as good as the movie. and TV commercials for Parasite Eve. Of course back then I didn't know what CGI was, I was just blown away that a home vidoegame could look like that. I bought my PS for Parasite Eve, FF7 was just a fortunate side effect, I didn't even want it or know what it was, my friend bought it for me as a Christmas gift.
Nothing has impressed me as much as those 3, though Starfox Adventures is probably 4, it still holds up for me, but there is no #5. I know a lot of people were blown away by God of War on PS2 and PS3 but while it looked great, it never wowed me.
I have it on good authority from @JaxonH that PSVR is wow worthy, but I don't see me picking one up until it hits $199 in a couple of years.
I am hoping to try it out this Saturday, the Sony truck will be about 3 miles from my house.
@rjejr Nice truck, but the slogan is what once again ruins it for me, like so many things that I don't like about Sony, because it's VERY presumptuous. You'd almost think it's a presidential campaign for a certain someone grabbing certain body parts...
Having said that, I would agree with JaxonH from my own VR experiences with the Oculus Rift; even those demos confirmed to me that it truly does add something to games, even though you might be a little isolated sitting in your room with a headset on.
So, I think that if they are visiting places that close to you, that you should go and check it out and at least find out for yourself instead of going by articles and YouTube videos.
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