GamerBolt: "The word on the street is that Nintendo is actually working on a new console. Moreover, this isn’t going to be some mere throwback or another handheld, but an actual, fully-fledged Next Generation machine."
To all these writers that want to see a new home console in 2015; yes, Nintendo is effectively producing new pieces of hardware, but you easily won't see the first one until 2016, most probably the handheld.
I think the success of the New 3ds determines when a new handheld comes.
It already the highest sellung launch revision Nintendo done
Well no, Nintendo always start their next console after releasing one. The console will be for next gen so we will be waiting quite a bit
If anything it is a new tablet controller to replace the gamepad and act as player2 for the new 3ds. They do have to make a new system for China remember! ? The current game pad does have a possible upgrade path. The place where the battery is is mighty empty!
* Nintendo IS ALWAYS producing a new console. If you don't know, Literally the day after they release a console or handheld they go to work on improving it or start work on the next one. It's been that way since NES. Please learn facts.
I wish they would make a console version of pokemon already with updated graphics. There alot of potential in a fully realized console world. I'm not even a nintendo fan, but I would seriously consider if they have something like that.
Make a new Pokemon, Zelda, Metroid, Monster Hunter? Or make console versions of many of the successful handheld rpgs? That's crazy talk!!
NO monster hunter would not come back ..is Sony 's turn to release a MonHun (..fortunately Capcom hold all the rights and dint let any exclusive publish rights and BS to Nintendo ..its time for the series to come back where it belongs
gamepard shut up, you know monster hunter belongs on the nintendo systems and that is why it has been successful on it too! So sorry!
Sounds silly but pokemon means pocket monsters. I dont think well ever see a proper pokemon game like the handheld one on consoles. Theres been a few variations like XD but the japanese are pretty strict about there traditions
I would love there to be a Pokemon MMO for WiiU, which is fully cross compatible with handheld devices. Best of both worlds imo. Play the standard game on 3DS, then bring it home, connect it to your WiiU, then play from their as the same character with the same pokemon and stats/game save, but in a world filled with other gamers, and better graphics/gameplay. Nintendo already milk Pokemon by releasing 2 versions at a time, whats a 3rd, full console release gonna make a difference?
Nt one single referance to support his claim and thearticle is full of unfounded speculation. Not worth the read..
Of course they are, so are Sony and Microsoft. They always start making consoles years in advance. There's nothing new here.
Here's an idea. Obviously, I don't know numbers so it may not be feasible but it's an idea nonetheless. And the one I wanted them to make initially. Nintendo has the advantage of seeing how this gen had begun and what's important. Make a new console to run side by side with the wiiU...kinda like their handhelds. Bit this is the meaner, big brother version. It is solely a beast of a machine. No gimmicks, nothing cute, just raw mother-trucking power. Simultaneously, hire some company to make a new fps IP...fully fleshed and amazing. Make sure all 3rd party companies are on board. And price it at $400. MS and Sony can't upgrade their consoles now, and Nintendo can make a more powerful machine than both. Get the jump while this gen is young. Become the new king. Online is very important, but it doesn't need all the bells and whistles off the bat, simply workable. Let the raw power stand on its own.
I've thought of a "Super Wii U" as well. Say for the "hardcore" or whatever but I doubt they will do it due to the silly generational "rules" these companies seem to have adopted. Personally I see solid Nintendo ip releases over the next 2 years (the usual suspects) then we are done with Wii U.
I sort of agree with you on this. However bringing out a new console one or two years after the the PS4 and XB1 is IMHO a gamble. This is because the WiiU was first introduced in Nov 2012 and being superseded after only three years will not sit well with Nintendo console owners. One way to reduce the gamble is to make the new console backwards compatible like they did with the WiiU and in this way people who have purchased software for the Wii, WiiU and I think Gamecube will have a machine that will play and possibly enhance all their older software.
It's a nonsense article of course; everyone one of the console manufacturers are working on their next systems by now. However, it does allow me to share an idea i've had about the evolution of the home console. Obviously, when you buy a console it is what it is and except for software updates and the odd "Slim" version, the actual tangible hardware it's self remains the same throughout it's lifetime. In the past there were add-ons like the 32X, 64DD, N64 RAM Expansion, which were intended to use the base console it's self and then give more features and a little more 'umpf', or increase/improve current features in a game, e.g. N64 RAM improving FPS. No matter what you add or attach to it though, the actual console hardware it's self is still the same as it was when it was released all those years ago. It needs to be replaced and then when it is, the hardware will remain the same throughout the rest of it's life. This has it's benefits of course as developers have a foundation from which to build their games, while also imposing limits on the technical capabilities of those games. It lays a level playing field and everyone knows what they have to work with. That's why consoles are so popular in the first place, they're just so convenient. Obviously on the other side of the coin you have PC which you can upgrade and customise to the outer reaches of your wallet. This isn't very everyone though and it creates a an uneven playing field when it comes to developing for games. More variety and technical prowess - definitely, but more is only better when you are aware of what it all means. Not everyone out there who plays games knows what the difference is between AMD and Intel.
Let's say that the next console to be released is like a blend of them both, from the old era's of gaming and thinking of new ways to keep consoles relevant in a time where technology is ever increasing. What about a modular component console? For example, let's say the next console is about the same size and shape as the XboxOne, mainly because it's a medium - largish size and its shape is easily visualised. It looks just like a console from the outside - plastic case, disc drive, power button, usual stuff. Inside however, all the components - CPU, GPU, PSU, RAM and the boards themselves are all there own separate add-ons. This article was very much the inspiration for all this: http://www.pcworld.com/arti... Instead of buying a new console every generation, all you have to do is buy a new CPU add-on, GPU add-on or even a new disc drive for when whatever over takes BluRay is released. Hell, If you want you could even install extra RAM from day one and get extra stability of the games and the system. Console's are made up of customised and modified PC tech and made to be small and efficient. If all Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft have to do is release a couple new 'modules' every couple of years when technology permits it, it makes gaming a lot cheaper and accessible to everyone. Putting a single component into it's own 'module' is easier, cheaper and faster than building and assembling an entire console from scratch. Plus, it still creates a level playing field for developers to work with so as many people as possible get a chance to play the games without system limitations being a problem. The more games that are out there, the more money the console manufacturers make, the more money which then gets put into developing the games we want to play. There's obviously a lot more to it than this but i really think that's where console gaming will be heading in the future. Small, cheaper upgrades as technology moves forward. With the speed it is moving at it won't be long before the power of a PS4 will be in your back pocket. Power of course has nothing to do with determining how successful a console will be but it makes it easier for consoles as a whole, to stay relevant. *edit*- Holy balls of Zeus! That went on for a while. Sorry dude!
They should get a throwback named system in Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System, everybody would call it Ultra Nintendo, that'd be great.
If they can find a system archect that can get the engineering know how to up scale current and possibly wii games and combine 3ds new 3ds , ds, wii, wiiu, possible game pad only games with android support from Google, and super wiiu or snes2 games. Unity3d 5 is promising most of that possibility but nintendo will need a gpu library of chips they can sawp out and gpgpu family api where different code paths are supported. Pretty much like the apple amd android platform. So nintendo only needs a 3rd platform possibly called fusion. This could co exsist with the new 3ds and wii - wiiu but at as a platform that unites and offers more power on one end or very cheap hardware on the other end just like phones. Tie this all to an account system where your games can exsist or be played on any of these platforms and you have a winner. Then we also have the QOL stuff that could use low end fusion gear. This companion platform could be used to upgrade when ever they are ready or test future markets. I mean technically nintendo could release a hybrid android/steam/wiiu box and have everything they need to beat the other two with.
HIGHLY DOUBT!!!!!!! Nintendo seriously need to build a new gen console on par with its siblings, but 2015 is way to early unless they are dropping a big CLOUD gaming bomb onto their console requiring online only play. Which could be possible for them to support even on WiiU as an extended service. It would be the only way a new console drops in 2015/2016. More than likely they are looking at hardware specs in 2015 for low power options for the future as Nintendo's first hint before of a new console came about 4-5 years before the console was actually released. Fist mentioned in 2008 I believe(WiiU development) I don't expect a full fledged Nintendo console until 2018-2020 at the earliest. I don't expect Sony or Microsoft to drop a new console until at least 2020 with hints emerging around Nintendo's time of hardware leaks, hints, and so on. I just hope they don't shift away from x86 or if they do they keep alot of their code flexible. Even if they are looking at hardware in 2015 as a base its way to early. They should be comparing the hardware to PS4/XB1 and multipling it by 2.5/3.5 times. Its the traditional leap from gen to gen.
Nintendo has no reason to update it`s consoles. They are still doing fine. Maybe 2017-2018? Just big maybe
Duh We will here rumors about it actual existence at the end of 2015 then its codename in 2016 then releases on Nov. 18 of 2017. Nov. 18 2012 - 2017 : The usual 5-6 six years cycle.
That got a nice ring to it
I'll be surprised if they're not, we won't know for a couple more years at least though.
Only 18 months or so until they'll even show it off, E3 2016 earliest. They haven't even launched Proper Zelda or Mario Galaxy 3 oh and there's always that little Smash Bros game.
They won't be showing off the next home console until 2017 at the earliest, and it likely won't release until at least 2018. But we DO know that it's coming.
They will probably announce something hardware related toward the end of 2015 and reveal it at E3/Nintendo direct in 2016.
Every console maker is working on a new one....
I wish all the new console talk would stop. There are a few reasons why releasing a new system is not even on the slate of thing to do. 1. They themselves admitted that they are now up to speed with the Wii U and HD developement. This means that there will be some great games to look forward to. 2. The Wii U is profitable the 3DS is Profitable. 3. They need time to have Wii U mass processed so they can drop the price and still make a profit. 4. The Core Franchises needed to be produced on the Wii U before they move on to build fan appreciation. 5.The Wii U is still early in it's life it normally takes consoles years to get where they can show true power. 6. 2015 will be a set up year for Nintendo and it's at E3 where we will see a new Metroid and F Zero revealed.
Just an FYI, Nintendo themselves have said before now that they don't wait very long to start planning and doing R&D on their next gen of console after they've put one out. The time frame will obviously depend on various circumstances, but it's logical to assume that, after two years, they're now at least starting on the developmental ideas behind their next console. We just won't be seeing it for a long while, that's all. At most, we'll get a glimpse of some concepts of it, or maybe just a brief description, during the 2017 E3, or maybe near Christmas of that year. But we're definitely not going to be getting one within the next 2 years, even if they are already busy on its R&D phase.
Nintendo don't need a new consel maybe a revised one with more memory. They also need third party support and I'm hoping they'll get it by end of 2015 purly cause now I'm gonna miss out on cod,fifa and the division because I really can't afford a new consel to play those right now :( those would be better for me than an announced consel
Spoiler alert: Yes, they are. And so are Sony and Microsoft.
Nintendo started working on the Wii U in 2008 and it was release in 2012 so since Nintendo just started working on they next gen console it probably be out in 2017 at the earliest
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