Business Insider reports that the Korean slave factory Foxconn is entering test production for Nintendo’s next console-handheld-possibly-both. Other factories like Misumi Electronics and Hosiden have begun assembling NXes. Reports say Nintendo is aiming at producing 10 million NX units per year, which is over half the amount of Wii Us they were able to sell in its first twelve months.
Although Nintendo have yet to officially reveal the Nintendo NX, more and more information is beginning to come out about the upcoming console thanks to leaks. This is likely due to the fact that development kits are making their way to studios.
Speaking to alistdaily, Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime admits that Nintendo has made mistakes. However, he also said that Nintendo will have to do better when it comes to the launch of the next upcoming Nintendo console, which is codenamed the Nintendo NX. This is in reference to the disappointing sales and performance of the Nintendo Wii U.
For Nintendo, the launch of any hardware platform needs to be handled in a specific way in order to get results. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes them a while to full show the power of the items they make. The DS and 3DS both had slow starts, but then got momentum late and definitively won the handheld wars with Sony. Sadly, the WIi U was not like that. Due to Nintendo’s vagueness at the start, some didn’t think the Wii U was a new console, but rather a new controller. This thought has carried to this day, and led to it, among other things, to be dead last in the console war for this generation.
According to a new report by Eurogamer, the new Nintendo NX console could have portability. In fact, the report indicates that Nintendo’s next upcoming console, which is codenamed the NX, will be portable and also have detachable controllers. How this pans out remains to be seen.
Despite the fact that the Nintendo NX is less than a year away from release, we know very little about the console. This means Nintendo fans and the media have largely had to rely on leaks and reports from developers to get any information. This is exactly what happened earlier today when the communications manager at CD Projekt Red, the developer of The Witcher series, spoke to Rocket Beans TV about the platform at E3.
The world was baffled by Nintendo’s recent announcement that the NX will be released in March 2017 — not during Christmas, not during anywhere near Christmas or even anywhere near Kwanzaa. Instead the machine will make its debut at a point when many wallets will still be in recharging mode.
During a financial report reporting the operational results of Nintendo, the company announced that the Nintendo NX will be launched worldwide in March 2017. The PDF document also stated that the “features, price, software at launch and other details [would] be announced by the end of the year.”
For those despairing over the images of the Nintendo NX controller, which appeared to be a football-shaped device without any tactile buttons, there’s hope once again. The author behind one of the images has come out and admitted he faked it.
Photos have been circulating NeoGAF and Reddit depicting what the photographers claim is the Nintendo NX controller straight from a dev kit. No one has been able to confirm if it is, but the same controller has now been snapped from two separate sources, and it matches the patent application we reported on from last year. Even earlier than that, we reported on Nintendo licensing screen technology from Sharp that would allow them to put holes into the middle area (“Nintendo Working On Donut-Shaped Thing”). These images match everything we know so far and inspections looking for Photoshop artifacts have turned up empty.
There has been a lot of buzz and anticipation concerning the next Nintendo platform, the NX. Which is interesting given we know little to nothing about it. It’s widely believed that we’ll learn more about the NX this year, the question though was when.
It’s inevitable, once we start getting comfortable with something, we begin to wonder what the next version will be like. Whether it’s the next movie in a franchise, the next game in a long-standing series, or what we’ll be viewing or playing certain media on, our thoughts are often always looking forward.