Earlier today, Nintendo launched its official website for E3 2014, and it included the mention of a "new Nintendo system".
I refuse to believe they'd be so stupid as to drop what will probably be 7-8 million install base in the grease out of the blue. I think this is something else, a trolling staff member or QOL or a new peripheral. Seriously doubt they'd screw themselves over with a new system.
No doubt, since that would completely destroy Super Smash Bros U / Mario Kart 8, make their resurrection of Bayonetta 2 completely pointless and anger people who might lose games like X, SMT X FE, Hyrule Musou, etc. If anything, this might mean a new 3DS similar to the DSi or another idea similar to the 2DS. However, since this is Nintendo, it's also entirely possible it just means a unique system design, such as the Windwaker Wii U or Pokemon 3DS's.
This is just a meta tag for keywords. It could be referring to the WiiU, for all we know, since the WiiU is Nintendo's newest system (besides the 2DS). If there was a name, THAT would be something. Until then, this is pointless, and is part of a page's code to get search engines to index it for those keywords. It means nothing else.
inveni0 is correct - keyword-type metatags are what a lot of search engines use to generate search hit-ability for a page -- basically, it means that this particular webpage is eligible to come up as a result if someone did, say, a Google search on "New Nintendo System." It means almost nothing.
I agree with the two in's above me. Meta tags are for search functions and SEO (search engine optimization): meaning they're trying to come up Google/Yahoo/etc searches. Nintendo's target demography trends to be children. This means parents and grandparents and other non-gamers tend to buy these systems. At gamestop, I can't tell you how many people actually said, "the new Nintendo system" rather than the name the system. They know the brand, but as non-gamers, that's about all they know.
Some people still thinks the pad is a add on
Even after months on the market, during holiday season I still had people going, "the Wii u is a new system?"
Then those people arent real gamers...
You don't have to play any one game or system in particular to be a gamer or a hardcore gamer.
Well it could be a new model This is kind of the reason why I'm holding off buying one untill after E3. I'm sure I can survive without playing Mario Kart 8 for a week or so....as it sits there.....un opened.....<sigh> Then again new model or new console (unlikely) why not show this off in front of a huge audience at E3. I mean E3 has become a little "mainstream" now, more people would be watching that then a Direct feature like last year. The majority of those watching their E3 direct will most likely already have a Wii U. Personally I would like them to show off a re-designed pro controller in the style of their Gamecube controller...maybe they could bundle it will special versions of Smash Bros U
Yeah, it's probably just gonna be a 2DS XL
i think it could be very likely a WiiU redesign, not really because of the size, but because it looks to similar to the Wii They might not be able to change the name, but they can certainly try to make it look different I dont see in any way this being a NEW console, either WiiU or 3DS redesign
I agree, I think it is going to be a new model. Nintendo hasn't and is unlikely to sell (if we go off current trends) lots of Wii Us. This means they need to drop the manufacturing price to make the Wii U as profitable as possible and leave room for further price drops.
That's the problem the mainstream media with their pockets wide open. Nintendo doesn't like the way the media spins their message. Who could blame them? It's just like Fox & CNN when it comes to politics. For the GameCube controller all they need is a USB port converter. It would be cool to see release new gamepad that could play 3DS games.
A new system might be a newer version of the Wii U. I don't think the Wii U is going to disappear anytime soon but a new configuration with a smaller screen on the controller with a significantly reduced price could help sales of the system.
Dude, calm down, its the successor to the 3DS
I think the 3DS still has a couple of years at least before its lifespan is up.
Its more than likely their next handheld, not next console.
Because you can't support an older system if a new one comes out. /sarcasm.....
Theyre having enough trouble supporting the wii u and 3ds as it is.
"What?" Microsoft :-)
I highly doubt it's next generation hardware. As the other commenters have been saying, more than likely it's some sort of redesign for their current generation hardware. I personally think it's a "hardcore" Wii U with more internal space and an edgier look, probably to be bundled with Smash Bros. for Wii U at launch.
Would certainly cause a stir if they did come out and say "We're getting back to core gamers with this! <blap new console about 2x the power of the current contenders, complete with decent 3rd party support>. Of course this isn't the case, but it'd be fun if it was.
I'd put my money on a new portable system. Possibly set for release in a couple years.
Never underestimate Nintendo, they are one console away from giving us a modern day Super NES.
New system could be so simple as a Wii U with a build in HDD.
I've thought about it, and this could be exactly what it is. I reckon it could be a "hardcore" Wii U, or perhaps a redesign specifically for Smash Bros. Something that the general gamer, not the casual gamer, would want.
I've seen Nintendo do some questionable things lately like not wanting to show up at this years E3 but this will take the cake if true. ;)
I agree, it's stupid. But you've always seemed like you wanted this to happen? What's with the sudden change of mind?
"Not wanting to show up at this year's E3" Nope. Sorry, wrong. Nintendo has never "missed" any E3. They didn't have a traditional, on-stage press conference last year, and it doesn't seem like they won't have one this year; but that doesn't mean they're not showing up to E3. They had a strong presence last year, on the show floor, having a conference for the press where the developers talked about their titles and they got to play demos of the games featured. And let's not forget how they also brought their titles to Best Buy for the public too. They're doing something similar again this year; except upgraded. Just because they aren't having a press-conference, doesn't mean they're no longer attending E3. They're simply doing something different. Why? Who knows? - It's Nintendo. That's been they're motto from since the days of Yamayuchi. Regardless; considering that most of us aren't going/can't go to E3 anyway; HOW MUCH DOES IT ACTUALLY MATTER if Nintendo has a press-conference or not? Considering the amount of cringe-worthy moments and glitches that have occurred throughout the show's history at various press-conferences; I honestly think this approach is better, and minimizes the margin for error.
I really don't see why you got so many disagrees. This post brought a lot of logic to the table. Not to mention Nintendo's presence on the E3 show floor has never changed, they just haven't had an hour long presentation for the public. Personally, I think having a number of Smash events and the digital event will be something fans will enjoy. You could never fill all the stuff they seem to have planned into a single hour.
I couldn't agree more. They're still attending, they've just shifted the (usually awful) live event to an online streaming event instead. On top of that, they're still going to be on the show floor, have a Smash Bros competition in the building next door and tour the US Best Buys with demo units - without wanting to bring the wrath of N4G down on me, that seems like "more" not "less" of Nintendo around E3.
"Not wanting to show up at E3" LOL you're lame.
The absence of a Nintendo press conference which is really just over-hyped showmanship, doesn't mean they weren't there. I'm not sure Nintendo needs lectured on their business practices. Sony and Microsoft have their own problems that no E3 will ever solve. Nintendo is due to reveal a new hand-held console, which has been pretty good cake so far. So your condescension seems to bleed irony.
Not having a press conference =/= not going to e3
As much as I would love to see a new Nintendo console, I would be pissed because I just bought my Wii U in January.
Yeah I bought mine even sooner then that I bought mine for my wife for her birthday in March lol.
I'm thinking it's a new handheld design, like they did with the DS when they made the DSI and the DSI XL.
But they already have 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS. Nah, I'm thinking a new Wii U model is more likely.
At worst, it's a new handheld. At best, I think it's a Wii U or 2DS redesign. No way they are introducing new hardware to the market this soon, especially with how much promotion they're going to do for Smash 4.
Hey if they gave me a free trade up to Wii U2 from my Wii U I'd be on board. But then I'd take any system they offer as long as I get my Zelda fix...
its the new ds. the 3ds has been out for a good 4 or 5 years so its time for it's successor to be announced
It's been 3 years since release. The 3DS is too young for a successor. It's probably a redesign.
The GBA was on the market for 3 years before it was succeeded by the DS. Food for thought.
@chronoforce Wow, I never realized GBA was around (as the newest handheld) for such a short time. I guess I was fairly young at the time, so my patience for something new was probably already up anyway, lol.
5 years? are you dumb?
I'm thinking it's a new design of an existing system like some people have already said. I'm predicting a Smash Bros. 3DS XL, which I was expecting them to make anyway.
Probably a new 3DS/2DS model.
Wiiu remodel ?
probably a new 3ds redesign that has dual analogue support!
not gonna happen its battery life will be cut drastically
Redesign or new model; but the likelihood of a full-fledged new system is as likely as the sun and moon swapping places. Nintendo does strange things; that's just how they roll - but they also have enough common sense to know that succeeding either of their systems right now, would undermine themselves big time. Just ask our dear friend SEGA how/why they dropped out of the console race. Regardless; should be interesting to see what they're going to do this year, in terms of announcements. It's practically concealed in a cloak of secrecy; but that trailer today got me excited.
I can't see it being a new console, they only just brought out the Wii U. But what Nintendo really need to do this time, is have more developers making first party games faster for the Wii U because third party support is lacking. Bring out a new console in a couple of years and make sure it's very powerful, doing this would make sure third party support will be strong for their next console, plus they would have a big head start over MS and Sony. ^ best strategy IMO.
They had the "cutting-edge tech" strategy before; still didn't sway devs. N64 was more powerful than the PS1. GameCube was more powerful than the PS2, and slightly on-par with the original XBOX. Even so; third-party devs still turned up their noses at Nintendo and went to the other systems. Nintendo can put 80 cores in their next system, with 20GB of RAM, and a EVGA GeForce GTX690 4096MB GDDR5 graphics card. It really won't matter that much. The whole graphics-race has come to an end; there really isn't much more that can be done, unless we expect to be playing pre-recorded movies. Developers simply find excuses to not bring their titles to Nintendo systems; it's been that way from since the SNES.
Dude, you're completely omitting historical context here. Yes, the N64 was more powerful than the PS1, but it stuck to the cartridge format, which was way too expensive. That was the main reason third parties abandoned Ninty and went with Sony. Gamecube was more powerful than PS2... but it used mini discs, not normal DVDs, and at that time both Sony ajd Microsoft were championing their consoles not just as videogame machines, but also DVD players as well, something that was becoming very popular at that time. Gamecube had much better third party support than the N64, but by that time, most devs were pretty comfortable in Sony's bed thanks to the strenght brought by the PS1 to the PS2. And the Wii... well, I don't need explain why third parties deserted that system, right? Same is happening to the Wii U now, for very similar reasons. So, I disagree with you. I think if Nintendo made a console that's easy to develop for, and doesn't skimp on features, and is on par with the competition in terms of power, it would get decent third party support. The last Nintendo console that did ALL of that was the SNES, which had an amazing third party library.
Seriously people.... its obviously not a new console or a new handheld, its gotta be just a WiiU redesign to make it look less similar to the Wii, or a 3DS redesign
They should have just made a next gen system with the first try.
They have been talking about the QoL (Quality of Life) objective and redefining what Nintendo can and can not do. So, they may be trying a 3 leg approach again. Like they did with GameCube/Gameboy Advance/ and DS... (Although, the DS eventually took over completely; it took years ).
Nope with Smash, and Kart out this year I just don't see it happening.
A redesign for $250 would help sales pick up.
That would be fine and dandy if Nintendo's goals were sales and not profit. But there goal is profit and they can't afford to take even heavier losses on the console buy lowering the price to $250. That wouldn't help them at all.
Unless they redesign the console so it's cheaper to manufacture, therefore allowing them to sell it at a cheaper price at no extra loss. Redesigned controller with a bit smaller screen (but same resolution), cheaper plastic, opening tray to insert discs... just to give 3 examples how the console could be made cheaper. :)
It's the HEN (Hyper Entertainment System)
I've spent a lot of cash, on wii u and 3ds. So if a new nintendo comes out, it best blow my socks off. I'm already starting to price out a gaming PC.
There was a new Nintendo system at E3 last year. It was the 2DS. There was a new Nintendo system at E3 2012. It's called the Wii U. No new hardware this year folks. You'll have to wait a bit longer for that Nintendo tablet.
Redesigned Wii U could definitely happen. ;)
Maybe its Nintendos version of Morpheus/oculus rift.
its a Wii U re-model (makes more sense to relaunch the Wii U) & possibly an updated 3DS ie 3DSi.
Even Nintendo knows the wiiu is dead, and i hope they learn from trying to cater a kiddy system to the hardcore.