Earlier this year in 2015, Nintendo announced that they are currently working on a new dedicated gaming device codenamed NX. While Nintendo has provided some hints and information about the NX, along with rumors of this unknown gaming device, so far little details about the NX are known at this time. One thing that we do know for sure though is that the NX will be unique and different from its predecessors.
Speaking with Time Magazine, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima stated that convincing Wii owners to transition to Wii U has been a challenge, as it’s been difficult to explain what is different about the newer hardware to customers. As such, NX will be “unique and different,” and not “the next version of Wii or Wii U.” You can read his statement below:
“As far as NX goes, I’ve said it’s different and obviously a new experience. If you look back to the beginning of our conversation today, we talked about the transition from Wii hardware to the Wii U hardware and how difficult it is to explain to the consumer base what is different and new about the new hardware. It’s difficult to convince them to switch from their current platform to the next platform.
“That being said, I can assure you we’re not building the next version of Wii or Wii U. It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.” — Tatsumi Kimishima
Hopefully Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima will reveal more about the NX within the coming year.
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