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With NX Coming, Nintendo Cares About Games, Not Specs

Nintendo of America's president recently spoke about the current console battle and how the NX isn't part of it.


Microsoft announced Project Scorpio, a more powerful Xbox One, at E3 this year, while Sony confirmed their stronger PS4 prior to the show. Nintendo, however, didn't reveal a single detail about its own upcoming console, the NX. In an interview with Bloomberg West, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that Nintendo focuses on games, not specs.

"For us, it's not about specs, it's not about teraflops, it's not about the horsepower of a particular system," Fils-Aime explained. "For us, it's about the content. Nintendo is a content-focused company; we create entertainment that makes people smile. So for us, we're focused on bringing our best entertainment to both the Wii U and the NX in the future.

"Whatever Microsoft and Sony are doing in terms of talking about new systems, that's for them to fight out... For us, we want to make sure we're bringing our best content forward, and right now the reaction to Zelda has been more than we could have ever imagined."

When asked if he expected a dip in sales because of people waiting for the NX, Fils-Aime said he didn't and affirmed that when Nintendo launches games, there's strong demand for them "across the world."

"When we launched Splatoon and Super Mario Maker last year, the demand was very strong," he said.

"Whenever we announce big new IP, big new games, the consumers are motivated to buy those games. And so for us, that's what we do. We create content, we bring it to the marketplace, and as long as the content is stellar, we can drive our sales and drive our revenue."

Nintendo made its focus on games clear with several reveals, including gameplay from the new Legend of Zelda game, at E3. You can check out some of the stories through the links below.

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