When Nintendo announced their plans for the company’s future earlier this year in March, the biggest news of the event would be their next piece of gaming hardware, Nintendo NX. It’s easy to assume that the NX will be the next generation of the Wii U, however President and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima asserts that this will not be the case.
As the largest and most storied company in the business of video game hardware, Nintendo has long been at the forefront of gaming innovation. For that reason, a lot of questions have been raised about exactly what the Nintendo NX will be since Sony and Microsoft have left them in the dust in the console wars.
The Wii U hasn’t exactly caught on with the gaming community like the Xbox One or Playstation 4 has. While most people think that the Nintendo NX will be the next logical step in the evolution of the Wii platform, Kimishima says that it will be a completely new product.
“As far as NX goes, I’ve said it’s different and obviously a new experience,” the company’s President said. “If you look back to the beginning of our conversation today, we talked about the transition from Wii hardware to the Wii U hardware and how difficult it is to explain to the consumer base what is different and new about the new hardware. It’s difficult to convince them to switch from their current platform to the next platform… I can assure you we’re not building the next version of the Wii or Wii U.
Despite the success of the original Wii, a multitude of factors have hindered the Wii U from reaching the same level of fanfare. Perhaps it was the lack of major games for the console, a loss of the novelty that the original platform had, or something else, but it is clear that the Nintendo NX needs to be something much different to keep one of the original gaming companies from permanently falling into the background.
Along with the announcement that they’d be changing styles once again, Kimishima also mentioned the possibility of backwards compatibility could be out of the question due to the switch. Nintendo NX production is set to begin in Spring 2016.
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