Nintendo's NX Will Surprise and Innovate, Iwata Says
"If you only expand upon existing hardware, it's dull," Satoru Iwata says about the upcoming system.
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Although he did not offer specifics, Iwata suggested that the NX aims to catch gamers by surprise and offer meaningful innovation.
"If you only expand upon existing hardware, it's dull," Iwata said in the report, as translated by Kotaku. "In some shape or form, we're always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person's video gaming life."
Iwata officially announced the NX during a presentation in Japan last week, where the company also revealed plans to finally enter the smartphone market. Revealing the NX project was a means to demonstrate that Nintendo remains committed to gaming hardware.
"As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename 'NX,'" Iwata said at the time.
More details about NX are set to be revealed in 2016. GameSpot's full report about the NX is available here.
Though concrete information about Nintendo's NX is extremely light at the moment, one retailer is already accepting preorders for the device.