Nintendo confirms no new hardware at E3

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (58294 posts) -

Nintendo will not be revealing new hardware at E3, the company has confirmed to CVG.

On Thursday reports emerged suggesting the corporation would announce a new platform, or a new iteration of a current platform, during the Los Angeles games event.

CVG

So there will be no new Nintendo handheld or console at E3 this year. Looks like they will double down on 3DS and Wii U.

#2 Edited by musicalmac (23036 posts) -

Bummer. I'm going to lock that other thread. Truly disappointed.

#3 Edited by SolidGame_basic (17972 posts) -

Told ya. It's going to be a hardware revision for the 3DS XL. Making it lighter/thinner and extending battery life. Price cut will also be announced. Calling it now!

#4 Posted by charizard1605 (58294 posts) -
@SolidGame_basic said:

Told ya. It's going to be a hardware revision for the 3DS XL. Making it lighter/thinner and extending battery life. Price cut will also be announced. Calling it now!

A revision would also be new hardware.

#5 Edited by SolidGame_basic (17972 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

Told ya. It's going to be a hardware revision for the 3DS XL. Making it lighter/thinner and extending battery life. Price cut will also be announced. Calling it now!

A revision would also be new hardware.

I guess I misread that. But something of the sort has to be on its way. lol.

#6 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

That's disappointing.

#7 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2534 posts) -

So,

A)Nintendo earned all money with Wii and now they are too greedy to share it and make new console and new exclusive games

B)Nintendo wasted all their money what they earned with Wii and now they have no money to make new console and new games.

#8 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

So,

A)Nintendo earned all money with Wii and now they are too greedy to share it and make new console and new exclusive games

B)Nintendo wasted all their money what they earned with Wii and now they have no money to make new console and new games.

Yep, n other explanation.

#9 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7325 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

So,

A)Nintendo earned all money with Wii and now they are too greedy to share it and make new console and new exclusive games

B)Nintendo wasted all their money what they earned with Wii and now they have no money to make new console and new games.

Sounds like you have a good solid grasp on how business works.

#10 Edited by Heil68 (45245 posts) -

At least there is hope they might actually try and support the WiiU,

#11 Posted by bbkkristian (14957 posts) -

Definitely for the best.

#12 Posted by Ragnarok1051 (19940 posts) -

Are we supposed to believe either side?

#13 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

At least there is hope they might actually try and support the WiiU,

I sure hope so. Don't look too good from where I'm standing. If MK8, and Smash Don't do it, then nothing will(Zelda, Metroid, DK don't sell too well).

#14 Edited by Heil68 (45245 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Heil68 said:

At least there is hope they might actually try and support the WiiU,

I sure hope so. Don't look too good from where I'm standing. If MK8, and Smash Don't do it, then nothing will(Zelda, Metroid, DK don't sell too well).

For the last year or so it seems all their Direct's focus on 3DS and nothing new for the WiiU.

#15 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8774 posts) -

Usually this means that Nintendo really is going to show off new hardware, when leaks and rumors come out, they always deny about it until the upcoming weeks of e3.

#16 Edited by HitmanActual (389 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

So,

A)Nintendo earned all money with Wii and now they are too greedy to share it and make new console and new exclusive games

B)Nintendo wasted all their money what they earned with Wii and now they have no money to make new console and new games.

Sounds like you have a good solid grasp on how business works.

#17 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6029 posts) -

Could be the Nintendo rep decided new hardware meant new console. Doubtful, but possible.

#18 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9631 posts) -

Not surprising. They're going to focus on the Wii-U at E3.

#19 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (17784 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

So,

A)Nintendo earned all money with Wii and now they are too greedy to share it and make new console and new exclusive games

B)Nintendo wasted all their money what they earned with Wii and now they have no money to make new console and new games.

Makes you wonder. With all the 2D platformers they made they certainly didn't spend a lot of money making games on the Wii or on the Wii U.

#21 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (17784 posts) -

Good, they need to focus on software not hardware. The answer to the Wii U's problems isn't in a new system. It's in games.

#22 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Awww! Shame......... still hoping for that awesome "oh, just one more thing" MEGATON moment at the end of the conference/presentation/direct/whatever they'll do this year :P

They will announce they've bought the playstation brand. All future ps4, will be branded as the Nintendo Plasytation System as it should've been from the beginning.

#24 Edited by santoron (7775 posts) -

That stinks but I was skeptical they'd announce new hardware without a proper conference. Seems like something you'd like to have journalists get a hands on with ASAP.

#25 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (713 posts) -

Well that sucks. I was actually interested in seeing the direction they took. It's been awhile since I owned anything Nintendo. In fact I think my game boy color was the last Nintendo product I owned.

#26 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

Awww! Shame......... still hoping for that awesome "oh, just one more thing" MEGATON moment at the end of the conference/presentation/direct/whatever they'll do this year :P

They will announce they've bought the playstation brand. All future ps4, will be branded as the Nintendo Plasytation System as it should've been from the beginning.

That could actually be an amazing combo XD

THE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION

IT CHANGES EVERYTHING

#27 Edited by Mario1331 (8826 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

Good, they need to focus on software not hardware. The answer to the Wii U's problems isn't in a new system. It's in games.

its the appeal. PS4 has zero games on it and ppl are buying it. Nintendo need to give up on the bs "family only" schtick and make it a "for everyone" console instead. Then introduce games that caters to those crowds and not just the nintendo hopefuls

#28 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16687 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

Bummer. I'm going to lock that other thread. Truly disappointed.

Not me. Nintendo needs to concentrate on the hardware they have.

3DS is doing well now and they need to go all-in to turn the WiiU weak launch around as well. And that means more games, more marketing, more courting of third party.

Another system, with worst case scenario, another bad launch like 3DS and Wii U had and Nintendo would've been way worse off.

#29 Edited by lamprey263 (24233 posts) -

Why would or should they create another handheld? Abandoning the 3DS and Wii U this early would do horrible damage to their reputation of supporting their console. If they were going to announce a new handheld or console then I imagine developers would have leaked that info much earlier. If they were to abandon anything, I imagine it'll be the Wii U, after all it's 3DS sales that negate the losses on supporting the Wii U.

The 3DS is doing pretty good so far, selling about 14 million a year the first three years, and currently is the 2nd best selling piece of hardware worldwide after the PS4, and 3rd best for selling software behind the PS3 and Xbox 360; why would Nintendo give that up? Sure the DS sold better, but it was a phenomenal success, it would be hard to match that success. The DS had numerous factors that supported it, such as the success of the Wii paralleling the success of the DS and promoting strong name brand recognition and support, and new models help driving sales further with introduction of the DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, and hell even new colors caused people to get a second or third DS. Nintendo skipped 3 steps and went straight to the 3DS XL, which probably hurt their milkage ability of their consumer base, and they don't have the parallel name brand support with the Wii U to help it, but all and all I think the 3DS is performing pretty good on its own. If they can sustain their annual sales trend for another 4 years they'll break over 100 million, which is pretty good, not DS good but still pretty good.

As for dropping the Wii U, I see that as more likely, but I don't see that happening at least until after two more attempts seeing if they get a spike during the holiday shopping season. I think Nintendo should stick it out on the console end, focus instead on getting third party support. The N64 and GameCube only lasted about 5 years selling 32 million and 22 million respectably. This is the territory I feel the Wii U is in, and like the others I think they'll support it at least to a decent life span.

#30 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@musicalmac said:

Bummer. I'm going to lock that other thread. Truly disappointed.

Not me. Nintendo needs to concentrate on the hardware they have.

3DS is doing well now and they need to go all-in to turn the WiiU weak launch around as well. And that means more games, more marketing, more courting of third party.

Another system, with worst case scenario, another bad launch like 3DS and Wii U had and Nintendo would've been way worse off.

True, I've given up on nintendo setting the world ablaze with the WiiU, but they can compete.

Franchise they need to bring to the WiiU:

  • Fire Emblem
  • Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Punch Out!
  • Kirby
  • Dragon Quest (wheres X?)
  • Advance Wars
  • Pokemon NFC based game(like skylanders, infinity)
  • Mario Galaxy 3
  • Mario Strikers
  • Animal Crossing
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Mario Sluggers
  • Golden Sun
  • Custom Robo Arena

They even have the cast to pull off spinoff of their major franchise. A new ip catering to the "hardcore" wouldn't hurt either.

@Mario1331 said:

@Bread_or_Decide said:

Good, they need to focus on software not hardware. The answer to the Wii U's problems isn't in a new system. It's in games.

its the appeal. PS4 has zero games on it and ppl are buying it. Nintendo need to give up on the bs "family only" schtick and make it a "for everyone" console instead. Then introduce games that caters to those crowds and not just the nintendo hopefuls

They still have to make the best with what they have. Can't go around burning bridges with their fans that supported the wiiu. They need to ride this out. They have the ip to do it, but it's taking them a lot to get going. Maybe next gen they could go for more power.

#32 Edited by SolidTy (43862 posts) -

I never believed that rumor, was it a day ago that is was posted?

I believe it when I see it and this particular rumor seemed too unlikely with sketchy logic and poor timing to release new hardware.

This is a PR statement though, and I take those with a grain of salt as well.

#33 Posted by kunal_anand50 (79 posts) -

This more likely means that there would be a new hardware :P

If i am not wrong, the said the same thing before 3ds xl was revealed.

#34 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5072 posts) -

lol just like they said 'no new hardware' right before they revealed ds lite (or was it xl i dont know)

but this time i think they could be telling the truth because they are banking hard on mk8 so if there was a hardware revision u would think the time to release it would be alongside mk8

#35 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

System of the forever!!! :O

Seriously. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, SSB, MK, Pokemon, GoW, UC, TLOU, Ratchet, Sly, Infamous, DS and more all in a single console would be the death of us all! XD

All my favorite games in one system. System of the forever is an understatement. :P

#36 Edited by Zassimick (6670 posts) -

I'm okay with no new hardware. Can't wait to see what they bring to table during E3 in terms of games though.

Majora's Mask 3D FTW!

#37 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

They're not even going to E3.

#38 Edited by trugs26 (5595 posts) -

Good. They need to focus on software. They're at the prime time to deliver specifically on that front.

#39 Posted by Heirren (17381 posts) -

it could still be a redesign?

#40 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22489 posts) -

People are actually disappointed by this? It means they can focus on games rather than throwing out another platform to the wolves in hopes that it takes off

#41 Posted by -CC- (1893 posts) -

No new hardware means literally no new hardware ever. 3rd party here they come.

#42 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26921 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

Awww! Shame......... still hoping for that awesome "oh, just one more thing" MEGATON moment at the end of the conference/presentation/direct/whatever they'll do this year :P

They will announce they've bought the playstation brand. All future ps4, will be branded as the Nintendo Plasytation System as it should've been from the beginning.

That could actually be an amazing combo XD

THE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION

I think I'm going to be sick...

#43 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

Awww! Shame......... still hoping for that awesome "oh, just one more thing" MEGATON moment at the end of the conference/presentation/direct/whatever they'll do this year :P

They will announce they've bought the playstation brand. All future ps4, will be branded as the Nintendo Plasytation System as it should've been from the beginning.

That could actually be an amazing combo XD

THE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION

I think I'm going to be sick...

The Nintendo Playstation system can be very overwhelming in the beginning. Once you're playing Zelda on it all your worries will subside. Also, you wont have to put up with cows. That's a great bonus.

#44 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26921 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Desmonic said:

That could actually be an amazing combo XD

THE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION

I think I'm going to be sick...

The Nintendo Playstation system can be very overwhelming in the beginning. Once you're playing Zelda on it all your worries will subside. Also, you wont have to put up with cows. That's a great bonus.

Nope, they'll be another fandom civil war.

#45 Posted by groowagon (2823 posts) -

Nintendo confirms no more fun for gamers.

#46 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (4520 posts) -

I don't think they need new hardware. They need to sort themselves out and their internal issues. That would bring significantly better results than a new platform for them to struggle with right now. There is nothing wrong with the 3DS and Wii U. It's Nintendo that are steering the ship.

The first thing I'd do if I was Nintendo is admit I have competition and that I need to do things to compete with them. The first thing that needs to go is the 'My way or the highway' attitude.

#47 Posted by Arcturus-Prime (56 posts) -

I agree with many of the posters here. I think the wii u and 3ds have a lot of life ahead of them. It would be a mistake to announce new hardware.

#48 Posted by ChronosChris (317 posts) -

I don't think they can fix the sinking ship that is the Wii U. No amount of games is going fix a games console that has a reputation for failure. I'm guess they're just going to wait it out and continue pleasing their hardcore Nintendo fanbase.

#49 Edited by osan0 (12754 posts) -

i remember someone at NOE saying that there was no DS due...nothing in the pipe.

the next day the DSLite was announced. that was fun :P.

any new hardware, if it does happen, will be on the handheld side though (or this QOS stuff). the original 3DS model is due a Lite version now....i wouldnt be surprised to see it.