Nintendo CEO: NX is ‘neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS’

Nintendo CEO: NX is ‘neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS’
April 03 11:20 2016 Print This Article


Nintendo CEO: NX is ‘neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS’

Per an interview with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun and translated by NeoGaf user GSR, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima announced that Nintendo will try its hand at creating movies—a move from which the company has steered far, far clear following 1993’s disastrous live-action Super Mario Bros. film—and spoke in riddles regarding the codenamed NX console.

“It’s a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U,” he said. “But I don’t feel it’s a pure replacement for the Wii U,” nor will it replace 3DS.

Kimishima refrained from divulging new information that could quench the thirst of players thirsty for more information (read as: any information at all) on the NX. Popular opinion says that it will be a console/handheld hybrid, able to be connected to TVs and played on the go. Another rumor making the rounds indicates that the system might use cartridges.

When asked why NX will launch next spring instead of this holiday, Kimishima explained that Nintendo wants to make sure the NX has a strong line-up out of the gate. With Nintendo choosing to focus solely on the next Legend of Zelda at this year’s E3, consumers will have to wait a little while longer for concrete details.

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