By Michael Fontanini / June 16th, 2016
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.
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