Nintendo denies reports of new hardware at E3 2014

Nintendo says it will not unveil new hardware at E3 2014, after reports claim there's something new coming.

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Update: Nintendo has told GameSpot that the reports are not true, and it will not be showing off any new hardware at E3 2014.

Original story: A new report on VideoGamer has said Nintendo will unveil new hardware at E3.

Citing a "third-party publishing source" that also claims new games will accompany the hardware, and be playable at the show, VideoGamer then suggests that the hardware reveal will be a successor to the Wii U.

Peer Schneider at IGN has also suggested Nintendo has some new hardware up its sleeve. "I've heard it from multiple people now," he said on a recent Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. "I've heard it from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I've heard it from somebody on the third-party front."

Schneider, however, notes that hardware is a broad term that could mean anything from a simple peripheral to a new Nintendo console.

MCV, too, says it's heard that Nintendo has new hardware to unveil but, like Schneider, is not yet certain what it could be.

Nintendo, meanwhile, said it does not comment on rumour or speculation. The company will release all its E3 announcements at 09:00 PT on Tuesday, June 10.

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Discussion

355 comments
bourne714
bourne714

If the WiiU would just get some damn games, I personaly would buy it. I have become burned out on all of the traditional stuff I have been playing for years. GTA, CoD, Splinter Cell, Assassins Creed, etc, etc. Games are a passion of mine and it just seems to be becoming more and more of chore to play modern games. So yea, I would revisit the Nintendo glory days if they would just put out some damn games. Mario 64 sequel, Star Fox, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus. If these games come to Wii U, I would buy the system.

silent_5nake
silent_5nake

Time to release a proper next gen console I see. Hopefully it's not too late for them.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

hopefully Nintendo is working on a successor to Wii U. But give it 3 yrs before the Big N considers revealing it. A proper up to date console would be needed. Until then Nintendo has to tough it out and make the best of the Wii u. It is not best to rush out the 7th Nintendo home console.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I have a PS4 but I have NOTHING against Nintendo. They are better than Microsoft who has tried to rip us all off more times than I can count over the last year. I have fond memories of playing the first Nintendo system (Mario/Zelda/etc.) Plus Nintendo usually doesn't try that DLC/Season Pass garbage.


Here is what I don't get. You have over 8 BILLION dollars! Make a superior system to Playstation and Microsoft. Make the graphics amazing. Get some killer NEW games onboard and move forward. You can win the fanbase but your timeline for success is diminishing. I don't want my fellow gamers who bought a Wii U to feel ripped off but Nintendo failed us. Come on guys.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

It's hardware, not platform. Its more than likely going to be a 3DS model. I'm predicting 2DS XL.

chev9390
chev9390

According to these troll's logic: Nintendo - a company that sold 42 million 3DS units and 6.1 million Wii U units and has 8 billion dollars in the bank is doom? Meanwhile, Sony - a company that lost over a billion dollars from the PS3 era, lost an additional 300 million earlier this year, laid-off 5000 employees, cut-lose a lot of their key developers (including some that were working on Uncharted 4) and struggling to put out a worthwhile software on the PS4 is doing fantastic? Oh yeah - the PS4 sold 7 million so never mind all the crap that was dumped on Sony.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

My moneys on it being a "nintendo-Phone." That or something no one will buy.

deadpen
deadpen

Bring out the wii and leave it lacking to get sony/microsoft to bring out "power houses" to compete with the price of the wii. Then bring out the "next gen" system Wii U that just catches up with the ps3/360 to goat sony/microsoft into making systems that are almost the same system (1.5 updates really) because the fear of nintendo bringing out a huge sales system is gone. Now Nintendo can bring out their real next gen system since everyone has shown their hand. (e3 isn't the time and they know that)

deadpen
deadpen

Can you see the storm brewing behind Nintendo, they are about to open the gates of hell on $ony$oft.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

°J° Even if Nintendo comes out with new hardware, it will be too late. 

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

Wait 2 years and release a full blown console. Nintendo Entertainment System aka NES that is 2 years more advanced than the PS4 and the XBone1. Give it a normal controller, all the app garbage the other consoles have and stream that amazing back catalog of games. Finally, make the console upgradeable like PC's. Why do they never do that?

chev9390
chev9390

According to these troll's logic: Nintendo - a company that sold 42 million 3DS units and 6.1 million Wii U units and has 8 billion dollars in the bank is doom? Meanwhile, Sony - a company that lost over a billion dollars from the PS3 era, lost an additional 300 million earlier this year, laid-off 5000 employees, cut-lose a lot of their key developers (including some that were working on Uncharted 4) and struggling to put out a worthwhile software on the PS4 is doing fantastic? Oh yeah - the PS4 sold 7 million so never mind all the crap that was dumped on Sony.

03bgood
03bgood

This probably won't be announced until next year's E3.

Scarshi
Scarshi

Just a new handheld. The WiiU is not being scrapped yet.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

This is just a stupid rumour.... I think next year such a rumour may have something to bite on but right now it would be rather difficult for Nintendo to risk the few customers it has in the home console market and kill its on titles releasing this year...

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

Oh ffs Nintendo...just stop. 


I think they should lease out their franchises for a while to third party developers..they'd make a fortune.


then come back with something fresh

monson21502
monson21502

they should name it  the super nintendo 2. i would buy it for the name alone. make it more powerful then the ps4 for 299. 

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

I really wish Nintendo would just come out with a new system. Can you imagine what Zelda and Metroid would look like on a comparable system to the X1 and PS4?.....before you share the Zelda WiiU that's what it would look like on a ps3

drysprocket
drysprocket

"VideoGamer then suggests that the hardware reveal will be a successor to the Wii U" 


That's beyond silly.

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

Good. Would be a slap in the face to people who bought the system(like myself). Don't be like SEGA. Really, the power and graphics are fine. Sure they may not be as good as PS4/X1, but they aren't bad. X, Mario Kart, and Mario 3D World prove this. If they can deliver great first party titles, and even get some killer exclusives, that would be amazing. Despite what trolls and graphics whores say, the system has great games. They should really focus on the games instead of 1080 p and framerates. If they can keep bringing more of those games, I'd be super happy. 

DarthMallrat
DarthMallrat

Quality of Life, lol. I can't wait to see Nintendo fail miserably with that bullshit. I actually have a lot of love for Nintendo, but they deserve utter failure for taking any attention away from videogames for some garbage like that. 

Super_C
Super_C

@bourne714  Mario 3D World is better than it looks- it's really, really good.  Pikmin is great, too.  Donkey Kong is very good.  I'd think, if you wanted to take the plunge, there's enough to last you until Mario Kart, Smash Bros., and possibly Zelda are released.  I'm pretty much resigned to it being a 1st-party system, which I don't mind so much because I really love their franchises.  I understand that's a tough pill for many to swallow though.  I generally agree with your sentiment of typical modern games feeling more like a chore than being fun though so, for me, the Wii U is right up my alley.  It sounds like that might be the case for you as well.

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

@bourne714 I feel the same way about the burnout, so Ive went back to playing PC games from the late 90's - 00's.  And Im having a blast.  Heroes of Might and Magic III, Baldurs Gate, even a little Warcraft 3.  Its a good recharge.

chev9390
chev9390

@dr_jashugan Even though you want Nintendo to put out a "real" next gen console just so you continue to troll nintendo.

XxParasite
XxParasite

@Cowboy-Bebop So many reasons...

First, what is a normal controller?  Do you mean a controller with a late '90s layout and no newer input features?  Because they've moved on.

As for upgrading, the whole reason why consoles aren't upgradable is that once your platform can be upgraded, it's no longer uniform.  There could be no assumption that a new game would run on your current system.  Consoles are supposed to be easy, consistent, and reliable.  Making a system that is all those things requires that it never change.

hystavito
hystavito

@chev9390  There are different kinds of doomed :).  I think most people are not talking about doomed in a strict business sense.  They are talking about eventually doomed (as in it will take some time) in terms of consumers losing interest, unless some major changes come along.


Like everyone keeps saying, they are losing or perhaps already lost their big market they had with the Wii.  Of course you don't need Wii numbers to keep a console alive, but it's still not looking so great for the WiiU.


One of the Nintendo's biggest things is nostalgia and their beloved franchises.  If the younger people now are not interested in that stuff anymore, that could spell "doom" for them in say the next console cycle.  The 3DS is fine, but their next portable might not do so well when the next wave of kids doesn't care about those core franchises.


None of this is certain, but it's all reasonable.  Remember that a lot of negative predictions about the WiiU, both by analysts and just people in general, has turned out to be accurate.

charliezard
charliezard

@Scarshi  Won't be a new handheld. Unless you mean a new version of the 3DS.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@prodigy_69  

I think that would be a terrible idea... Most 3rd parties are incapable of doing their own titles justice.

desert_thief
desert_thief

@prodigy_69 Nintendo is making collaborations with third party developers like Tecmo-Koei, Atlus, Platinum Games, Bandai-Namco, SEGA, and in the future, maybe Capcom will join Nintendo in making exclusives.


We're finished with the uneducated one. Next...

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

@monson21502  

Do you realize how stupid that sounds?

Example:

Person 1: Hey wanna go eat at Mc Donalds?

Person 2: No I don't like the name Mc Donalds.

Mc Donalds changes it's name to Burger King while still keeping the exact same menu

Person 1: Hey wanna go eat at Burger King?

Person 2: I AM SO IN!

Mikelikel9
Mikelikel9

@Infinity_Gauntl  If you care solely about visuals, then sure. I personally care more about gameplay and Nintendo's ability to make quality and timeless software.

charliezard
charliezard

@Mandrew257  I'm really hoping that the "new hardware" is a new version of the pro controller. Maybe bundle it with the new Smash Bros.

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

But they lost a lot of 3rd party support because wii u is underpowered, maybe a add on would help its cause

Mikelikel9
Mikelikel9

@DarthMallrat  Then obviously QoL is not meant for you. They are a business, and they are trying to appeal to a new demographic (just like they did the casual crowd with the Wii). Nintendo hasn't always just made videogames dude. 

Darksimm
Darksimm

@jay_rock_ @chev9390Wow...The Wii U is a kiddie system?..Well from the looks of your English skills (sub 12 year old). You need to stop playing CoD, put down your Xbone / PS4 controller, buy a Wii U (kid) and then go back to school.

Utahraptor_
Utahraptor_

@sanchango @JimmeyBurrowsHaha! I hope not, but if Nintendo does make a smartphone, then Nintendo will probably name it Wii Speak, U Talk, or some other stupid cutesy name.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

Really because only Nintendo's controllers look that much different. Little tweaking to the Sega controller and boom PS4 controller. Make it for a giant and boom Xbox1 controller. If that is 25 years of innovation then that is sad. I was speaking more in line that Nintendo should rein it in just a little. Maybe that would help more mass market appeal. And yes, I've got a Wii U and the controller is fine by me but apparently not so good for the casual gamer. I want to see Nintendo become a major player again.

charliezard
charliezard

@Mikelikel9 @Infinity_Gauntl  I agree with you, but it is frustrating that I have to play my favorite games on a console that I don't like. I have a WiiU, and I would still be willing to buy a new console if it meant a more immersive experience. The WiiU feels like a gimmick. I love Nintendo though.

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

@homelessgamer  

I really don't see losing 3rd party support as big of a problem as people make it out to be. Most people usually go Playstation/Nintendo or XBOX/Nintendo or PC/Nintendo. Very few are Nintendo only. Nintendo's consoles are usually secondary, mainly for it's exclusives. Everything else, most would get on their primary console or PC.

ACMC85
ACMC85

@Mandrew257 You're right, I fall into that. I have a PC/Nintendo and don't know anyone who is mainly a one system person. Except the PC only.