Yesterday we took the opportunity to share our thoughts and attempt to give some context to some of the frenzied Nintendo NX chatter going around the web. With more now doing the rounds (predictably), we thought we'd look at the latest goings-on down the NX rabbit hole.
First of all is a relatively humorous example, at least it is because all has been taken in good spirit (with thanks to SLIGEACH_EIRE for the heads up). Zelda Williams, a well-known and vocal Nintendo fan, posted a harmless tweet teasing an announcement.
She was promptly hammered by replies from some thinking it was NX related, for no other reason (it seems) than the fact she appeared in Nintendo promotions in the past and likes the company. She had to put that fire out as quickly as possible, making clear that she is not involved in revealing the system.
Moving on, French site Gameblog.fr posted a video claiming 'leaks' on some Nintendo NX details, with helpful translations available on the likes of NeoGAF. Many of the claims are repeating old reports, with a few changes or tweaks; a few are below, but remember these are rumours (we'll explain why we doubt some, too).
- The portable isn't plugged into a dock to play on TV, but rather uses a 'wireless dongle'.
- Lots of re-masters planned (apparently the likes of Skyward Sword, MK8, Splatoon, Smash, N64 and Wii games).
- Splinter Cell title and a Yoshi / Rabbid Rabbits crossover being discussed.
- Platinum Games and Capcom supporting the system.
- Final Fantasy XV and FFVII Remake are coming to NX.
The overall report subscribes to the long-established rumours of a portable 'hybrid' that can also be played via TVs.. The 'wireless' dongle aspects sounds like a longshot, though a fresh take on GamePad technology and the way it communicates with the Wii U make it possible. Some of the remaster suggestions sound fanciful, too - of course there will be remakes, as there are on any system, but not all of those claims seem particularly likely. While Gameblog has been right in some reports in the past (like details on the PS4 Pro release) it's also been wrong at other times, like any 'source'. We're treating these details with a lot of salt at this time, but won't rule them out completely.
Finally, a Macquarie Capital Securities report makes some claims while explaining a downgrade on its outlook for Nintendo's shares - reversing an upgrade from earlier in the year. Reported by Seeking Alpha, the report apparently says the following.
- Running against a general recent bullish tide, Macquarie has downgraded Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) to Neutral, from its previous Outperform rating.
- A long-in-the-works revamp to the company's consoles -- the NX, coming next week -- is liable to come at a price that will result in a "major" disappointment for volume sales, the firm says.
- Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii's former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft.
- The company's move into mobile gaming, Super Mario Run, has a missed opportunity as well, Macquarie says: Being only iOS and ex-China, it's missing 60% of the market.
- The firm cut its price target on Nintendo to ¥25,900 from a previous ¥27,300, implying some fractional downside from today's closing price of ¥26,075.
The 'next week' prompted a bit of chatter around whether that's referring to a reveal, but it could simply be educated speculation - that's normal in reports like these. The price range discussed echoes those retail rumours from last week which had an air of credibility about them.
So, those are a few NX storylines doing the rounds, ranging from humorous, to questionable, to potentially interesting. Though we're not investing much faith in the 'next week' Macquarie remark, the comments around the pricing and disappointment if it's accurate are worth considering; does Nintendo need to go as affordable as possible to make a big impact, or should it match-up with prices seen on PS4 and Xbox One models?
In any case, let us know what you think in the comments.
Maybe the real NX is the friends we made along the way.
A lot of that NX info seems highly plausible. The rest is just your typical analyst rhetoric
🎵🎶🎶Look at all these rumors around me everyday! Need something strong to make them go away.🎶🎶🎵
Enough Nintendo, end it NOW!!! 😡😡
Is Nintendo just trolling us at this point?
Those Gameblog.fr rumours are absolute nonsense, I'm very sure.
Mario Kart 8 Remastered ?
Give us more DLC for NX version.
This is just getting ridiculous now! Nintendo needs to reveal this system already!! Anyway, if they don't reveal it this month they are gonna have to say something in the upcoming investors meeting this month!
I'm not sure Ubisoft can be trusted with Splinter Cell anymore.
I mean, I'll be excited to see a new SC and one will surely exist, whether it comes to NX or not, but why can't they just look at Chaos Theory and think "this was absolutely flawless, lets just do more of this" ?
I've been on this hype train far too long. I think I might get off at this station and just wait for a reveal.
Still not hyped about the NX. If it's going to be a remaster mostly system, what reason do we have to buy?
Also. Worried that Nintendo will pull the online support for mk8 and other wii u online games like they did with the Wii. Try to force us to upgrade.
There have been plenty of reasons to believe that at least the Final Fantasy VII remake will make it to the NX, was hoping XV as well, these extra rumors just add more flame to that fire.
I'm now betting the NX's real name is the 'Nintendo Life', because... well it's the sort of awkwardness that's bound to happen.
@Danrenfroe2016 They didn't have a choice there. The wii/ds servers were run by a 3rd party that were shutting down. Poor planning on their part, but not a deliberate act to try and shuttle people to wii u / 3ds
I don't understand, why would the price of NX being that price be disappointing? That sounds fine to me.
N = Nut. As in Nintendo drive us nuts.
X = Ten. X is the Roman numeral for 10.
Put them together and you get NutTen. Nothin. Nothing.
There we are, all solved. The NX doesn't exist. It's just a figment of our imagination.
@ReshiramZekrom more like fans are trolling themselves. At this point I wish people would just chill out for a while. I'm sure we'll hear about it before launch.
N is for November, X is for Ten in Roman.
10 November 2016 ?
@Anti-Matter I heard that before. I doubt Iwata had that much foresight. If he did we wouldn't even be discussing this.
The Yoshi/Raving Rabbits crossover sounds very possible to me. As I worked with Ubisoft 15 months ago (as a freelance), they teased me something that "will please me", because I just explained how much I loved Nintendo AND Rayman. They didn't say much more, hélas. But it was clear a crossover between those two universes was coming.
I believed at that time they meant Rayman would come to Smash Brosh... but, as everybody knows, it never happened. And I heard no news in the press about a crossover until today in this rumour. So it might be it.
we're gonna be lucky if they reveal it before christmas... they want ppl to focus on getting the new pokémon games, invest in a new3ds and of course, they definitly want to sell as many NESmini as possible... promoting the NX would just overshadowed that... so don't get your hopes too high guys!!
Folks, it's being revealed in March 2017. Release date is whenever you'd normally release the iphone 8. Cause that's what NX is, it's an iphone 8/gaming hybrid.
Or if N is the 14th letter, representing the day, and x is the 10th month...
So true. Who needs a new console when you have new experiences and had fun along the way?
@A01 : Splinter Cell Blacklist was so awesome that i bought it on Wii U, PC, PS3 and 360. All completed 100% offline and online several times.
I got! Nintendo's going to team up with Lexus and give us the Lexus NX!
So since there is no NX news I have a Pikmin 3 question.
So on the Gamecube the c stick was very useful. One could manipulate the Pikmin to stay on an edge, go around enemies, surround an enemy and attack all at once, or even have all your Pikmin carry a treasure/break down a wall. Is this no longer a control with Pikmin 3 since the 2nd analog controls camera? Is the best I can do is to disband and hope they do the action I want or get carpal tunnell trying to throw 60 Pikmin in a few seconds?
@Ventilator That's as much devotion to a single game as I think I've ever seen. Well done you.
I have it on PC and Wii U but am yet to actually try it
Given the wailing and rumour-gnashing surrounding this thingy, I misread the word "bullish" from the first bullet point in the Macquarie report.
Zelda Williams seems like a pretty cool person, however, so there's that.
That the NX, coming next week part sounds like dry humor to me. The NX announcement is always coming next neek.
Other than that, I'm leaning towards fake.
Now I'm curious what Zelda was trying to 'not' announce? Anybody figure out what it was?
@gcunit it an amazing game, truly showoff what the WiiU was capable of!!
Ppffftttt I harped on and on about the wireless dongle idea several times many months ago.
Funny how people are only just now creating a rumor about it.
I'm ok with this rumored idea as long as it can still maintain second screen gaming. I would think if it can connect to the TV with a wireless dongle, it should be able to behave much like the Wii U in that regard.
See no reason why the 'wireless dongle' and the 'supplemental computing device' can't be one and the same...
21st October... We will all know more.
I'm telling you, at this rate they will have a Direct to announce it and finish it off with "the Nintendo NX will be available..after this presentation". I wouldn't put it past them at this point!
@AVahne Actually that rumour came out a long time ago. I'm surprised NL forgot about it.
@XCWarrior The NX is being revealed this year, it's pretty much been reconfirmed the it'll still be revealed this year, yes we only have 2 more months until the year is done, (or 3 if you count this year),
Guys, let's wait until the investors meeting on October 26th for some NX news.
....Zelda for NX confirmed, not the game though. lol
Nintendo rereleasing the SNES with all new first party titles. Confirmed by me.
...And here I am, just wondering when the Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo! Direct is coming...
Also to sell of the remainder of the Wii U(s)
@Anti-Matter no, just ten Novembers away since everyone is expecting the release to be delayed anyway.
More bullcrap rumors as usual. Final Fantasy XV is coming out in November and the FFVII Remake is currently only announced for PS4 but will probably be on PC as well. It is not coming to Xbox One. Nintendo consoles do not get Final Fantasy games. The last one to appear on a Nintendo console was VI in 1996.
Eh...don't forget we got FF 3 and FF 4 remake for NDS. And Final Fantasy Fable Chocobo Dungeon Wii.
Crystal Chronicles, among others in the 2000's
@Anti-Matter Spin offs don't count.
@LeRaposa Final Fantasy XV has been heavily rumored for months so if it does happen that will not surprise me.
As for the Final Fantasy comment in general completely untrue as ports of 4-6 have appeared on the GBA with remakes of 1 and 2. Even FF3/FF4 got remade for the the DS. We also have entries from the Crystal Chronicles series constantly appearing on both handheld and home consoles since 2003 (along with other spin-off entries).
FFVII was only commented to be coming first to PS4 so that does not discredit the idea of a Xbox One or NX port.
Speculation aside, I think it would be crazy if Nintendo didn't do re-releases for the NX from WiiU games. The WiiU had some -amazing- titles, like Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, that would still be able to find a new audience on the console at launch. Also, if they're not doing some Smash Bros "Complete" featuring all DLC from the WiiU (and stages from 3ds, he asks hopefully?), they're missing a -huge- opportunity to pull in early adopters.
It just occurred to me that Nintendo, instead of unifying the eShop properly, they are copping out and unifying the platforms.
I do hope (in vain) that they have a sensible method to synchronise any purchases for items that are compatible between the platforms... the paid for "upgrade" cost between Wii and Wii U purchase was slightly naughty.
I'm so desperate for NX news that I'll eat up rumors (fully knowing they're nothing more than that) like a dog to tablescraps. I don't mind articles like this anymore. That's just where we are at with Nintendo's insecent trolling. Several times I've considered not even waiting for the next station and just jumping off this horrible hype train as it's moving at 100mph to die a horrible death with every bone in my body broken. But instead, I've just embraced it and am now sitting on the front of the engine waving a Nintendo flag with a smile on my face.
On another note, price is absolutely no issue for me. As long as its cheaper than about $600, I'm good. Anything for Breath of the Wild...
I really hope all the game rumors turn out to be true. Yoshi/Rabbids crossover? Shut up and take my money!
@DrRandle @link3710, they could have hosted Yes, I agree with this, but there are going to have to do more than remakes and remasters... otherwise may do badly like the wii u.
@link3710 Yes i understand, but its a hurdle they should have gotten around... Nintendo is very stingy when it comes to things such as this...
@DrRandle Remasters in my opinion are a no brainer. Hopefully they do it. Although I would prefer if they remaster more N64 and GCN games rather than Wii U games, those are fine as they are.
@OneBagTravel You joke, but that would probably sell quite well.
@Raylax Yeah, I'm not making much of Gameblog rumours either, hence they're in this 'Random' round-up and not their own article. It's fun doing these articles though, it's a chance to give some opinions / context on the tips we get or chatter we see online.
Im ok with remakes of great old games from CG and Wii, but not from Wii U. Its a modern HD console. New titles, sequels is what i w8 from NX.
I more often start to ask myself – what I even need "NX" for?
@nab1 There'll be some remasters, of course, but I'd be surprised if there's as many as claimed by Gameblog.
@Ichiyama I'm sure many of us mis-read 'bullish'.
@ThomasBW84 They should copy Sony in the remasters department. For example, I never had a PS2, and they remastered most of the games I'd want to play on it for the PS3, making it pointless for me to get a PS2 now for those games. I'm sure a lot of people missed out on most Nintendo consoles, so those old games would be basically new to them. If Nintendo can't keep a good flow of new games coming out, they should definitely bank on releasing more remasters. Even if it's just a screen resolution update like the HD versions of RE4 and Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 for the 360. Now, whether they actually do it... I don't know, I just really hope they surprise me.
I feel like they will break the silence next week. Not sure why I feel that way.
If it is a hybrid I am expecting 400 dollars to be the price range. So long as the system has good features I am ok with that.
I feel a little bad for Zelda - but really, that's what you probably get on Twiter whenever you make a statement like that - but I feel even worse for anyone working at Nintendo. Even Reggie. Yes, even Reggie, that's how bad this has gotten. Reggie probably has to answer questions about NX everywhere he goes, from the supermarket to the proctologist, friends, family, strangers. It probably wasn't too bad at E3, Nintendo announced beforehand it wouldn't be there, but over these past few months since, then, probably every Nintendo employee gets chided about the NX silence by their friends and family.
And it's not b/c its only 6 months to launch, 6 months is probably enough time to build up hype, but it's the 20 months since March 2015 when Iwata said "NX", and 16 months since E3 2015 when Reggie said "We'll talk more about NX next year." That part is too long, the waiting since they said they would say more about it, its not about how short the time is until launch.
Fortunately it's probably coming within the next 2 weeks, either next Friday on the 21st - the 5 year anniversary of the first "Nintendo Direct" - in which case they'll announce it Mon, Tues or Wed, or early the following week ahead of their financial info on the 26th. If they don't have something concrete by the 26th Macquarie Capital Securities won't be the only firm downgrading their stock, they all will.
I'm an insider, and I'm here to tell you all: the NX is actually a Free To Play ARG, and we have been playing it all this time. Supermetaldave, if you're reading, please make 5 videos about this, thanks.
@gcunit : Thanks. Online co-op in SC Blacklist is awesome.
Its the first game ever fully make me play it on 4 systems. If it was on Xbone, it would be a fifth.
I'm fully expecting the NX to be revealed within the next two weeks. Nintendo will want to get news about it out before their investor meeting on the 26th.
As for the French rumor, I'm taking it as nothing more than a rumor. However, I'd be a bit disappointed if it were true. Don't get me wrong, having Platinum and Capcom making games for Nintendo is always a good thing along with the new Final Fantasy titles. My skepticism would be with the many "remasters" planned. I don't mind a few remasters, but if they plan on making a ton of them, then that seems like it would surely cut into the production of new titles. Plus, if they're porting Mario Kart 8 and other Wii U titles to the NX... then would the NX not get any new big franchise titles of its own? I'd in no way buy the system if that were the case.
Oh, and that Raddids/Yoshi crossover is something I don't want to see. I loved Wooly World and actually thought New Island was pretty good. Just keep making Yoshi games in that traditional style. But for now, let's just hope for an official reveal within the next two weeks!
Speaking of remasters, Fire Emblem Radiant Saga (POR + RD) is begging for a graphical upgrade remaster. Now that Fire Emblem has reached the masses it would be a perfect opportunity to exposed them and new NX fans to best games in the series!
I'm in no rush for the NX as I have many games to play on my 3DS and Wii U. Still, the aging hardware on both systems is visible, especially on the 3DS. I'm hoping that if the NX is a hybrid console, that it features a screen larger than 240p so that I don't go entirely blind before I'm 40 years old.
Here's to the next two weeks of rumour articles and (possibly) an actual mention of the system in Nintendo's next investor meeting.
Maybe someone should ask her Dad about the NX.
Yoshi X Rabbids?
That sounds so random that it could be true... XD
I fully expect the NX to be at least $250 US at launch. Nintendo knows this price is high and that is why they are still fully supporting the 3DS as their low-end product next year.
I also think that "ultimate" additions of MK8, SSB and Splatoon are almost a given on NX. Each will include all of the Wii U DLC.
But what announcement was she talking about?!?
@huxxny Or on the contrary, a NX announcement will get people so excited they would wish they could buy it right away. Since that's not possible people would look for other Nintendo products available at the time, that is NES Mini and New 3DS.
Same thing happened when Breath of the Wild was announce. Sales of other Zelda titles went up.
The Gameblog.fr rumors are now more in line with the Eurogamer rumors from July. Some of what they are reporting is a bit shady though. I'm pretty sure FFXV and FFVIIR won't be coming to the NX, at least not in 2017. A Smash Wii U and Splatoon port on NX are possible. A MK8 port on NX sounds kinda ridiculous IMO, given the fact that MK9 has likely been in development for a while and will likely be released in 2017, assuming Nintendo's tradition of releasing a Mario Kart game every ~3 years holds.
"a Yoshi / Rabbid Rabbits crossover being discussed."
This sounds so ridiculous that it could actually happen...
Sounds like the analysts at Macquarie are speculating just like everyone else if they actually believe the NX will be that expensive.
@Xaessya You've found out there secret....Nintendo shall soon be at your door to put a black bag over your head to take you away to places unknown. It was nice knowing you.
Good Lord people, get a grip!
Zelda was just referring to his dad's bikes being sold for charity and everyone (I realize it's not every everyone) loses their guano!
These rumors always has some kind of a red herring - in this case the Yoshi/Raving Rabbids cross-over.
The analyst report sounds like it's just more guesstimations.
@nab1 I'm with you there, but (in my humble opinion) the WiiU has a -stellar- set of games that are some of the best in their respective franchise. And due to the WiiU's abysmal install base, it's a great way to get people who said "I want that game, but I don't want to get a lame duck console for it."
They need to get the price right. No more then 250 pounds.
1) I actually like the working title NX it says Nintendo crossover let's hope they don't change it, and it's a nicely planted seed!
2) I imagine the RRP will be £349 same as what was leaked. This feels the correct price point for the new blood. With a reduction to £299 at some point
It has to be cheap. If it's going to be the same price it needs to match the third party support or else it just won't fly.
Another week, another quiet Nintendo. How long til we all want off this crazy ride of empty rumors...
@rjejr I agree and it's only this painful because they've given us almost nothing to play in the meantime. Since they announced NX last year what Wii U games have we gotten? Splatoon, Pokken , Star Fox, Paper Mario, a half-assed Mario Tennis, and a pointless Animal Crossing spin off? It was 6 months between Star Fox and Paper Mario. Huge void they did not fill. And it's 5 months between now and March and there is nothing to fill that void but Pokemon Sun & Moon. So really this year has always been "when is NX coming" because"can't wait to see what Wii U games are coming" because there aren't any more.
I've got a few worries about the NX so I'll definitely be holding off to see how well the NX does, it's price point has got to be right else people will just hold off until it falls in price. If that happens we could see the Wii U launch all over again, 3rd party support dropping Nintendo like a hot cake. Nintendo can call the NX a hybrid all it likes but if it looks and plays like a handheld it'll be classed as a handheld, then this also comes back to price point. With the likes of the other two "consoles" being so cheap around £249.99 with a game, and one coming with UHD Blue-Ray player depending what a NX is it could very well be a hard sell especially depending on its price.
@OneBagTravel That would be fantastic and I bet a huge success.A seriously souped up SNES with Super Mario World 3,Link to the Future and Super Metroid 2 all their at launch.
Yay! More rumor milling... and some hilarious headline shortening at the bottom of your page.
I really hope we don't get MK8, Smash 4 and Splatoon remakes on NX. I want MK9, Smash 5 and Splatoon 2. Games I've not already played. I get that they want these games to gain a wider audience than they got on the WiiU, but don't screw over those of us who actually supported the WiiU please!
Yoshi / Rabbid crossover sounds...odd. I didn't realise Rabbids were still a thing.
Only time will tell.
@A01 You could ask the exact same thing of Nintendo regarding F-Zero GX, Thousand Year Door, Chibi Robo's GC outings and many others.
I just made myself sad.
@DrRandle That's a good point. it's just that I don't see how MK8 or Splatoon for example could made better in a remaster, although maybe that's because I don't care about 4k. But you are right, it would make sense to have those awesome games re-released even if only for the sake of letting more player enjoy them in another console.
Poor Zelda can't catch a break. Not only she's stuck in her father's shadow, but in her own name's as well, coupled with her status as one of the faces of Nintendo marketing firmly cemented in history.
Really hoping the best for her.
@Xaessya This is my favorite NX rumor.
Also, I'm happy with that price if it's a true hybrid system. Wii-U launched at $350 for the deluxe, and while it turned out to be a commercial flop, I think that was due to more than just price point. If NX is properly backed and supported, which seems more likely if console and handheld resources are being pooled, it'll be worth that much, especially if it has even the slightest possibility of replacing my Wii-U and 3DS simultaneously.
Interesting ideas, although the Final Fantasy one is far-fetched.
I'm not sure how Nintendo can win if it's expected to release a game changing console and stay below $300. Pretty unfair to expect that.....
A Skyward Sword remaster? Oh, I'm sure that will happen. The question is, what would it indicate? Could be one of two possibilities:
a) Zelda BotW will release in Holiday 2017 and not at launch. SS HD is a launch title to hold us over.
b) BotW is a launch title and SS HD is a remaster they sit on for however long they need to and will release it to fill in a gap sometime later.
NX is just going to be an infinite tsukuyomi
I'll take it with a dash of salt. Dumps bucket of Salt onto computer
@Yorumi I think perhaps I'm seeing it differently than you. Regardless of the specs (which we do not yet know for certain), for me that price is worth it. Assuming it is a console /portable hybrid as it seems to be, that would probably be worth that price to me.
People just need to relax and step away from their keyboards for a while if they are going to so many lengths to glean information from people and places that clearly have nothing to do with Nintendo.
@KrakenSoup I've been saying that a lot lately too. Wii U has zero games for us to talk about this holiday, it's criminally embarrassing. AC:aF, Mario Tennis, Fatal Frame, Devils Third, may not have been the best line-up ever last year, but Wii U still had all of those games, plus XCX. This year, now that Paper Mario is out, there is nothing to talk about on Wii U, and they won't let anyone talk about NX games either.
My kids play a lot on their 3DSs, they are excited, but I'm a home console gamer only and Nintendo has left me with nothing but rumours. Rumours, that's all we got. Embarrassing.
Tired of the rumors
I can't complain whatsoever, rumors and new"info" regardless! These rumors are the only beverage to quench my thirst on this insane and intense hype train! It's reveal is coming within 3 months and of course you have BOTW which is just mind breaking by itself. So its too late for me or anyone for that matter to step off the hype train now, cuz its time for N OVERHAUL!
Best response ever.
I don't see the price tag at those levels being an issue, depending on the package. What is NX? That's the only real determining factor right now to be fair.
As far as Mario Run being a missed opportunity, it's probably too early to say. In any case these kinds of statistics really do need context and real case studies to be objective. Reaching 40% of a global iOS market is still potentially a substantial no' of devices and consumers to further test the waters.
@ReshiramZekrom I Don't Even Think they know what trolling is😒
So we already know that the "something special" is not NX by now. I doubt we'll hear about it next week, although I'm sure Hideki Kamiya would tell us otherwise if he had anything to do with Nintendo's new system.
Come on Nintendo, just add a cart slot to the upcoming mini NES and start making 8-bit games again lol
A wireless dongle you say. . . .
@Xaessya I love you
I couldn't agree more. Please end this madness and let world know exactly what it is. Seriously this is getting Wii-Uish like release. However the silence this time seems to be hyping it a bit more. But I have quite a few friends who have no idea what the NX is.
As usual, I'll believe it when I see it. But as for the dongle thing...if that ends up being true and uses the same tech as the Wii U gamepad's communication with the console, that would actually literally eliminate any chance that I buy the console for about 2 years. The communication tech that the Gamepad uses is badly flawed when in a college dorm setting, and if it becomes tied to a full console, I wouldn't be able to play it on a TV due to interference.
More rumours, great. Just annouce the thing already Nintendo...
@Tlink7 No profanity, thanks.
Calling it now, they're developing a full-dive vr system and they're going to use a copy of the world seed to make the best open world mmorpg ever created. 😀😂
A couple of years ago I would have laughed hard at Yoshi X Raving Rabbids but we had a ShinMegaTen X Fire Emblem, and I actually ended up liking it ...
Not surprised about the wireless dongle thing... I did have a feeling the 'dock' they were referring to might be a charging dock rather than a TV connection, seeing as the handheld would likely function as a controller while playing on a TV.
@UK-Nintendo No offense, but how exactly is that price point right? Is it right for the level of tech inside? Is it right to recoup the R&D or marketing efforts that will go into it? The manufacturing costs? I'd just like to know how people land on this 'sweet spot', and all the workings that go into getting there. Just seems like most are tight fisted or have overblown expectations.
@Iggy-Koopa has to be right as say cheaper than the competition.
Ok. If you are feeling sorry for Reggie it's time for an intervention. This is getting serious.
Weren't you the one who was making a big deal about proper spelling a few days ago?!? 😂😂😂
Working without a docking station: Yes!!
Yoshi vs Rabbids: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
@k8sMum Well I still don't like the guy, he's a mouthpiece puppet who's been demoted twice over the past 5 years, and he's just sitting around doing nothing except collecting a paycheck, but he's western enough to know this is ridiculous, and I believe if it were up to him we would know by now.
So yeah, still don't like the guy, but enough is enough.
$299.99 without a game. Or 329.99 with Mario Maker packed in. $349.99 with a newer/more substantial release packed in.
The dongle idea is what I had been thinking.
It'd be Gamestick done right.
I have to say, whenever I read things like "supplemental computing device", "connecting the handheld with a tv" or "docking station" I only see problems with that.
First of all, the supplemental computing device: That would by default be very inefficient because you would always lose a lot of the power the two devices actually have by themselves.
What happens when you build a pc with 2 identical graphics cards? You wouldn't even nearly get twice the power of a single card! That's why it usually is always better to buy a single powerful card than to buy two weak ones.
An NX console like this, that, let's say, costs the same as a ps4 would almost definitely be a lot weaker than the ps4.
-> Not good
A connection between the handheld and a tv as the way to play NX at home: This would be a kick in the teeth to anyone who just wants a home console, since a small mobile device is, of course, always more expensive than an equally powerful big home console. So anyone who does not want to play on the go will only see that NX is not worth the money in comparison.
-> Would basically mean Nintendo goes full mobile, we can barely talk about a "hybrid" here, seriously.
(Besides that, I'm not sure the already confirmed Just Dance game would fit very well on a console like that, but that does not necessarily mean anything)
Docking Station: Apart from the already mentioned problems, this would be really strange, since the handheld by itself could perfectly function as a gamepad (with second screen even) if it is not put on a docking station. Why would you do that if you could just use an wireless connection like this rumor suggests?
Well if there is an supplemental computing device, a wireless connection would be too slow for communication, but it would still be kinda a waste of a potential controller...
-> Would only really make sense to me if the dock is directly on the table in front of the player with the rumored removable controller parts. That way you could use the controller while also accessing the second screen sitting in front of you. I don't know...
In the end to me the most likely of all the rumors is still the simplest. Two separate devices that can simply run the same games. They could then also make it three versions (or more), with an handheld, an cheap ps4 level home version and an expensive powerful home version. With that basically anyone wins.
An little idea I personally had would be using a base unit which is handheld with buttons, a screen, the card slot for games and the OS. Without any power to run games on its own.
Now you could buy an backpack like computing device for handheld usage or an powerful stationary device for home usage. If you want both, it would not be as expensive, since you only need the one base, which saves you money.
They could also release better hardware later on for relatively cheap since, again, you can always keep the base and do not need to buy basic functionality again.
But this really is just an idea.
I'm over it. Goodbye Nintendo. I'm leaving video games for awhile if not forever. I'm going back to yo-yo'ing. Or as the hip kids call it today. "Throwing". Peace!
@allav866 November 2nd is the Animal Crossing direct, the date was confirmed in the previous Japanese 3DS direct. No idea why they didn't confirm that in the EU or NA directs.
They also simply said Animal Crossing Direct, so there's a possibility they may even reveal information on the AC mobile app as well. I hope they do, as I really want to know what that app will be like.
@TsukiDeity Oh, thanks! I was confused, because I remember that in last month's Direct, they said they'd reveal more information next month. It's nice to have an actual date, even if it's later than I expected.
@NintendoEan So what flavor is the NX kool-aid? Must be tasty, yo people all still think the NX is anywhere near ready. They are going to wait until after the holiday to see if VR will sell with Sony, and then they can either add that to NX or ditch it.
But by all means, hold your breath and guzzle that NX kool aid down. NX reveal "any day now...."
i can hardly wait for nx
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