Nintendo President Says The NX Presents “A New Way of Playing Games”

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Speaking in an interview Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima has addressed and reaffirmed some of the previous statements he has made about the company’s upcoming console.

Kimishima says, “The NX is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS, It’s a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U, but I don’t feel it’s a pure replacement for the Wii U.” The claim addresses that the upcoming new console will outperform the Wii U in specs and the market.

Since Kimishima took the title as President of Nintendo, he has wanted to expand upon the hardware and not just create the same version of the box over and over. This addressed the previous issue that the 3DS and Wii U are just different versions of the consoles before them.

Additionally, in the same interview, Kimishima says the company is making moves to enter the film business. These will not be live-action films, but more anime-type movies featuring characters from various Nintendo IPs.

The NX will be released in March 2017 with a special reveal event happening sometime later this year.

Thanks, GSR.

  • Mr0303

    New way to play, huh? This suggests more gimmicks from Nintendo. Maybe they will try something like VR?

  • Wolfe

    We don’t need a ‘new way to play’. We need better games. But since Nintendo is only interested in chasing the former, I don’t expect much from them.

    • Geebun

      They better blow my freaking mind for me to get the NX. I want to love them and I do love the 3ds(mostly because of 3rd party but still) but they’re making really hard for me to…

  • Paychi

    A new way to play butchered “localizations”. I can’t wait to see all the money I save this generation.

  • David S

    Until they clean up the way they localize games, it’s unlikely that some new gimmick will get me interested in the NX.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    I think Nintendo’s aiming for a system akin to the Wii or DS. Neither was exactly a true successor to their predecessor, and both took the world by storm with new ways to play. A lot of people hate those systems for doing that, but nobody can argue that they weren’t successful, or that they didn’t have some great games. That said, I can’t imagine what Nintendo’s planning that could be as revolutionary as touch screens and motion controls. It’s too bad we’ll have to wait more than a month to find out what the NX is.

    Also, about the movies… I really hope they aren’t awful.

    • Daymon

      How could the movies not be anything but great? I mean, the Super Mario Bros. with Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo are pretty much the pinnacle of cinema. 😛

  • j0eeyy_p

    Meh. Nintendo can keep their gimmicks and hackjob localisations. At least make it easy to pirate NX games so fans can patch in the uncensored versions that they are entitled to.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      I find it disturbing that you think fans have an entitlement to not just the content (which would be bad enough), but the content exactly how they want it, even to the point of thinking theft is an okay way to obtain it. There is no such entitlement. You have no such right. Buy it or don’t. Piracy is not okay.

    • j0eeyy_p

      I don’t think there’s a problem with entitlement at all. If the option of piracy is available to gamers, then companies will have more incentive to release their products that meet the quality of the market, and if not the fans will usually do it themselves when they shouldn’t have to. I intend to support companies that treat niche games with respect however not all localisers do that. In the case of Nintendo, they have failed consistently to treat the niche audience with respect (Fates and Sessions are the worst yet) and also failed to stop the 3DS being hacked and they respond by taking down 3rd party games rather than fixing their failures that prompt people to initiate piracy/homebrew in the first place (ie. region lock). I will agree that it is bad for the good localisers, though. For example, it is possible to pirate games once review codes get sent out as the games are on Nintendo’s servers, such as 7th Dragon III from Segatlus is floating around the internet already.

  • Daymon

    I’m curious to see what it will be, though my expectations are pretty low. Not because it’s Nintendo, but because I haven’t really been awed by anything in quite a while.

  • Rampaging Zeroroute

    I’d like to mention that they said the DS would be a third pillar alongside the GBA and Gamecube