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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In a new interview with Japanese business publication Nikkei, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke--albeit briefly and in vague terms--about the company's mysterious new platform, codenamed "NX."

Although he did not offer specifics, Iwata suggested that the NX aims to catch gamers by surprise and offer meaningful innovation.

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"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.

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isildor81

make it a true next gen

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Carrig90

Willing to see what NX have to offer It`s been such a long time I want to play over a Nintendo platform and I want to see the revive to finally beat Xbone and ps4. Otherwise I`m thinking guys It would be great to see Hideo Kojima working with Nintendo with some exclusives for new NX. It would be a dream come true I need some survival-horror !

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blunite01

I don't think consoles need too much change. As long as the buyer can play it and not feel ashamed of it's weak graphics.. It would be ok. I mean we buy consoles so we can sit down and play right? It's not too hard. Game pad and all would be extra if the console was strong alone.

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wadedewell

i guess that means we are getting yet another console that is a generation behind with yet another dumb gimmick no one wants. god damn it nintendo QUIT THE GIMMICKS, MAKE YOUR SYSTEM AS POWERFUL AS YOUR COMPETITORS AND MAKE A REGULAR CONTROLLER

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wadedewell

i guess that means we are going to get yet another console a generation behind with yet another dumb gimmick

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HymLees

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onixevil

2 things that makes the Wii U the dumbest current gen platform .

-It's name.

-The touchpad as the main controller specifically.


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AyatollaofRnR

Haven't they figured out from the WiiU and from MS removing the Kinect, that people just want a box without an expensive gimmick being imposed on them.


I just want a Nintendo box.

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hystavito

I'm expecting it to be extremely "casualized", even moreso than the usual Nintendo given their new sell out, I mean move into mobile. I hope I'm wrong.

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Weaponn_X

Just fucking make Super Nintendo 2

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bladexdsl

this guy is a F hypocrite "

If you only expand upon existing hardware, it's dull" well that's what they did with the gamecube, wii and wiiu!
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Golemoy

<< LINK REMOVED >> He wasn't the CEO when gamecube was released. and what you meant about wii/u? those obviously were innovating.

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >> Wii had motion controls and Wii U had a Touch Gamepad with remote play, nice try though.

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Weaponn_X

<< LINK REMOVED >> Which is probably why he said it and now they want to do something more different than those past systems.

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PS2fweak

I'm done getting annoyed with Nintendo. I love their games and I will buy and play no matter what. At least there's one batsh*t crazy hardware developer out there and maybe they'll really come up with something interesting. Not a fan of the last two systems in general, but I did like both for a few games that utilized the hardware features in an interesting way. However, for my favorite games(core Nintendo), the gimmicky stuff felt unnecessary and just got in the way sometimes.

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Boddicker

Gimmicky crap = CONFIRMED

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xgalacticax

Hyped up already! Every other console is trying to become a PC when the PC does all that stuff better.

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >> except play awesome Nintendo games, the most important of all.

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austrato

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And do you really think we can't play Nintendo games...

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Arrrr.

Do you think people actually care that you cant afford to buy games?

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Weaponn_X

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> If they can afford a PC, do you really think they cant afford to buy games?

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i sure do. why else would they brag about not being able to afford games.

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Paul128

That pretty much sums it up but with Next gen graphics given to new Nintendo arcade games. This just to have us salivate until the new Nintendo console comes out making us want to buy the arcade Mario game on day one.

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wookietim

Nontendo is always good about trying out new things. They aren't always perfectly successful in the market but at least their stuff is always innovating. So I am intrigued, to say the least.

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SeriousGaming

<< LINK REMOVED >> I know ever since the Nontendo Entertaonment System they have always been onnovatove.

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RageSet

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> hahahaha. I dropped out of my seat laughing.

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BassMan

Just like the Wii used to be codenamed Revolution... We all know how that turned out. I am not buying into any hype. The last Nintendo system I bought was Gamecube and it will stay that way until they start catering to the core market again and start coming out with some new IPs.

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SeriousGaming

<< LINK REMOVED >> "We all know how that turned out." - A commercial success for Nintendo.

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wookietim

<< LINK REMOVED >> "Just like the Wii used to be codenamed Revolution... We all know how that turned out." - Yes - by showing off motion controls that other console makers had to rush to copy and creating a new market for games that use those controls, thereby sparking a... revolution.

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iandizion713

Please save us NX from the oversaturation of Indie bullshat like you did in the 80's by locking them out. Bring quality to gaming once again.

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bubba_1988

<< LINK REMOVED >> You think Shovel Knight is bs?

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Aquoon_0nly

<< LINK REMOVED >> bull is your comment, fanboy

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Aquoon_0nly

My hopes on this one, i love nintendo games but i skipped wii u because i hate these gimmicks

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >> better not go with Xbox and PS4 then, they copy Nintendo "so called" gimmicks.

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> PS move. Now Sony working on the AR gimmick that Nintendo use to have.

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iandizion713

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yeah, they copy Nintendo so called gimmicks. PS4 copy Nintendos Mic in controller gimmick.