E3 2016: NOA President Talks Nintendo NX

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Nintendo NX


Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, was recently asked about the upcoming Nintendo NX, and how it will stack up to Xbox One Scorpio and Playstation 4 NEO. Reggie responded to Bloomberg (via Nibel):

“For us, it’s not about specs, it’s not about teraflops, it’s not about the horsepower of a particular system. For us, it’s about the content.”

As fans are now well aware, Nintendo chose not to unveil its upcoming Nintendo NX system at this year’s E3. The company is planning to share more about the NX sometime later in the year. This makes sense because they need to get some hype behind it before it’s launch next March. The bigger the hype train, the better you can expect your system’s launch to be. Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima, has said that the NX will not be a “pure” replacement or successor for the Wii U. Instead, he says it will give players a “new way of playing games”.


Reggie had more to say in the interview about the NX, and its power compared to that of its competitors:

“We’re focused on bringing our best entertainment to both the Wii U as well as the NX in the future. So for us, whatever Microsoft and Sony are doing in terms of talking about new systems, that’s for them to fight out in that red ocean.”

This may be to the chagrin of some fans. It is no secret that Nintendo’s home console systems have been under-powered compared to their competitors for the last couple generations of consoles now. Personally, I’m not overly bothered by this. Nintendo is pretty good at making good content most of the time. Super Mario Maker still needs some serious fixes that haven’t come, though. Regardless, Nintendo has an obvious problem, given the fact that the Wii U did not do so well. They need to turn that around with the NX, but will they?

I can admit that I used to be the sort of fan boy that thought Nintendo could do no wrong. Unfortunately for Nintendo, I grew up and am now older and wiser. I’m still a big fan, but confused by some of the silly things they’ve done in recent times. We’ll have to wait and see how the Nintendo NX fairs, but hopefully it won’t flop like the Wii U has done.



About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.