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#1 Chris

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

Reggie Fils-Aime recently announced that Nintendo's new project, codenamed Nintendo NX, is indeed a home console. What do we know about it? Virtually nothing, other it should be the Wii U's successor. Nintendo first announced the NX in the aftermath of the DeNA agreement, at first it was speculated to be a hybrid portable/home console. We do know that Nintendo and DeNA's membership service will be a important piece of the puzzle for NX, so connectivity between Nintendo's devices and mobile will probably be emphasized with NX.  

So, what do you think the NX has in store for us?
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

Another gimmick that I refuse to buy until they market plastic figures.
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:04 AM

I wonder if the NX will have its own unique controller; like the WiiU. The WiiU's controller it sort of a clash between a Wii remote and a 3DS.
I'm curious to see what the NX controller will be a blend of.
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:22 PM

So I've been thinking about this for the past week or so and I want to give some predictions on this.

1. Nintendo will merge their handheld division and home console division. As you can see now, their wii u has the ability to play games on the wii pad much like a 3ds. I feel like they will expand this like how the vita and Ps4 did it and phase out the 3ds or require it to play some nx games.

2. Nintendo will use apps for everything. Game guides, manuals, support. They basically phased the old way out during the 3ds run, with manuals being built in the game. However, they'll do game guides as apps to get that free money instead of wasting paper.

3. Nintendo is going to continue the gimmick approach. I feel like, they will be going the full way with NX and probably going to have headsets to make it like you're in the game. Like how the virtual boy was but updated and better.

There's my opinions what's yours?
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:30 PM

I agree with 2 and 3. 1, not so much. I actually see Nintendo sticking with the 3DS at least a little bit into the NX's lifespan. The 3DS is at least popular, and the "New" 3DS hasn't been out for very long yet. Nintendo's going to be very careful to make sure that their mobile offerings don't undercut their handheld business, and I think the mobile apps will serve as a bit of a bridge between the NX and the 3DS. Of course, this is Nintendo we're talking about, they're notoriously hard to predict.
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

View PostChris, on 25 June 2015 - 07:30 PM, said:

I agree with 2 and 3. 1, not so much. I actually see Nintendo sticking with the 3DS at least a little bit into the NX's lifespan. The 3DS is at least popular, and the "New" 3DS hasn't been out for very long yet. Nintendo's going to be very careful to make sure that their mobile offerings don't undercut their handheld business, and I think the mobile apps will serve as a bit of a bridge between the NX and the 3DS. Of course, this is Nintendo we're talking about, they're notoriously hard to predict.
I think you might have misunderstood. Obviously I don't think they'll merge them immediately but there will be a new handheld to come out that works very well with the nx and it will be like what the Gameboy player or the link cable games were back in the day. They'll slowly phase out the handheld and make them apps for your handheld screen.
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:42 PM

Still, I disagree. The handheld business has been very good to Nintendo over the years. They will probably want to maintain the split until it can't be justified anymore.
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:43 PM

View PostChris, on 25 June 2015 - 07:42 PM, said:

Still, I disagree. The handheld business has been very good to Nintendo over the years. They will probably want to maintain the split until it can't be justified anymore.
correct it has. Console? Not so much. Why I feel like they'll do it to make the console just as competitive as the ps5 xb2
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

In order to avoid repeating the dismal launches of the Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata claims that the NX will be offered through a "Nintendo-like solution". I have no idea what that's going to be, or what that even means.

http://nintendonews....fered-solution/
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:33 PM

6 minute preorders and release them at 3am?
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

NX may be digital-only.

United States Patent Application: 0150231511

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An example system includes an internal hard disk drive storing a program and/or data, a communication unit transmitting/receiving a program and/or data via a network, and a processor executing a program stored in the hard disk drive to perform game processing. The example system is not provided with an optical disk drive for reading out a program and/or data from an optical disk.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:28 AM

More Nintendo NX Rumours Emerge

More NX rumours have emerged reiterating information that has come before with a sprinkling of additional bits. As with all NX rumours this information should be taken with a grain of salt as Nintendo has previously stated that they won’t be sharing any information about their next platform until next year. That being said it’s always nice to get some speculation going. Here’s the latest batch of rumours.
  • He’s under strict NDA with Nintendo Japan
  • Informations are from march 2015, with some updates from june-july
  • He received a bunch of patents (some of them are publics now), info about what Nintendo is planning and a list of games potentially in development (some of them may or may not have been cancelled), third parties included
  • NX is a platform, not tied with a single device
  • Wii U is still in the picture thanks to good software results for games like Splatoon, will still be the main home console in 2016
  • 3DS is a bit old, they’re planning of replacing it. Some games will still come out on it, but big projects are being moved on portable NX
  • With NX, Nintendo wants to create a platform where they can develop software for multiple devices with ease, from the home console to the portable to smartphone and tablets. They’ll have a big catalogue available for multiple platforms, with cross buy, cross saves and cross play, similar to what Microsoft is doing with Xbox One and PC thanks to Windows 10 (that allows to play many Xbox games on PC, which is also getting a bunch of ports from Xbone). Each platform will still have exclusive games
  • NNID is tied to the single device, but it will allow to share details between platforms, like friend list, contents, local coop games, etc. Thanks to the new membership program (the successor of Club Nintendo), we’ll benefit from the new Nintendo policies in terms of rewards
  • They’ll show the portable in spring 2016, will be out for the end of the year or spring 2017 max. Specs will be higher than PS Vita but nothing mindblowing, screen resolution should be 540p, considering 720p if costs go down. BC with 3DS was problematic
  • Wii U successor will not have an optical drive, which will be optional. It will sync with the portable (not obligatory). Specs won’t be super high, but close to PS4/X1 (doesn’t know how much, like with the portable this is still subject to change anyway). Cross games will look better on the home
  • Nintendo is focusing a lot on the anti-piracy system
  • Big focus on the OS as well. They hired people that worked for Google on Android, the guys who worked on the Gamecube OS and Wii U browser are there too. Optimized versions of the same OS for every NX platform (think, again, W10), each with its set of specific functions. Updates will come out at the same time, they’re focusing on making the OS blazing fast on every platform
  • The home console can connect with the portable to send to it its own version of the games you buy, will use the same tech as the Wii U-Wii U Gamepad streaming to do that, or the internet connection
  • The home will have bc with the Wii U. Gamepad should be compatible as a controller, considering selling it standalone. Can connect with the portable for offtv and bc. WiiMote compatibility is being considered too. As for support, since the new home won’t have an optical drive, they’re considering an external one. Also being considered NNID/eShop bc for titles bought on the eShop. Seems they’re considering digital games sharing too, but this bit is not perfectly clear
  • The portable will have its own internal memory, which will be expandable
  • There will be a complete overhaul of online infrastructures, but Nintendo is determined to hold successful operations as Miiverse, extending it even further and making it a central hub for communications by developers and a meeting place for players. It will be even more interactive with the ability to upload videos and screenshots in an integrated system and not dependent on the game
  • Voice chat and interactions between users will be revisited too, much will depend on the users age though, to protect the minors
  • The home will be out 6-12 months after the portable, creating the “NX system” that will allow Nintendo to better use their resources in games development
  • They approached third parties during E3. Capcom, Square-Enix, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts already have devkits. Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Sonic, F-Zero and Metroid are in development, doesn’t know if these are main episodes or spin offs. Zelda is currently a Wii U only title due to high development costs, but they can reconsider to have another big game at NX launch
  • Prices will be low, 200-300€ (for the home?), considering a bundle with both for no more than 500€
  • Many of these things will be discussed in future Nintendo Directs, which will have a different host in every market if Nintendo can’t find a new CEO by october
  • A new 3D Mario will be shown, along with a new Zelda trailer. Retro moved their project on NX, will not be unveiled before 10-18 months
  • They’ll talk about a new “Club Nintendo”, which will be in full function with NX
  • Considering making agreements with phone carriers in order to better manage applications like Miiverse, Club Nintendo and the ability to purchase software by phone. Some of these will be out by March 2016
  • Is everything set yet? Yes, but with Nintendo you’ll never know. If he has updates he will share them with us.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

So, we're looking at a March 2017 release. Not the best time to be putting out a new console, especially with the PS4.5 beating it out to market.
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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:45 PM

The latest rumors have the NX switching back to cartridges. Considering the issues the N64 had competing with CD-ROM based systems, I'm not sure how this would work out for Nintendo.
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

Our first look at the new Nintendo Switch.


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