Lu Yang, a principal test engineer at Nintendo, has listed “next generation (unannounced) consoles” on his LinkedIn profile.
Its possible to be NX but who knows...
i've said it many times, nintendo will have a new console by the end of 2016. all new software that isn't currently in development will go towards the new system. zelda may also be a candidate again for cross gen development.
I agree with Fall 2016 for the release of the next Nintendo console. Let's hope that Nintendo focuses on solid hardware this time, instead of unappealing gimmicks. If they do, I might even buy their next system.
That would be replacing the Wii U after 4 years. Seems pretty premature even if the Wii only lasted 6 and was successful. They still have to release some of their biggest IPs and they only now just started adding N64 games to the VC. I say 2017 is far more likely.
You do realize nintendo makes a bunch of prototypes before picking which one to finish. This could be the first phase of prototypes. Nintendo should really wait on next gen. Lots of big things are about to be ready for consumer production. Yet this doesn't stop them from testing and development.
I disagree, I think it will be the end of 2017 before a new console comes out. I do think Zelda will be on it as a launch title, but it will be more like TLOU rather than TP. This gives the Wii U a regular console cycle lifetime, which N said they were going to fully support the system, and sales have been up instead of down for the console so replacing it too soon would be a mistake. 2017 release, hopefully we see the console at some point in 2016.
The Wii U is dead weight, those chiming 2017 are delusional
"dead weight" Says the people who haven't played any of the amazing games the Wii U has to offer already. WWHD, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, MK8, Smash, and New Super Mario Bros. All are great titles. That's also without mentioning lesser titles like Captain Toad and Kirby and the impending Yoshi. Then Zelda, Xenoblade, Star Fox, a new Mario and others are on the way. The future is brighter than ever.
* I still think Nintendo will have this: * New Console * New Handheld * NX 3 separate devices, and I think the NX will focus on mobile while Handheld + console will connect to each other.
I think so too. One of the Stock holder diagrams showed a device that had associations with PC, Mobile, 3DS, and WiiU.
But they specifically referred to it as a dedicated games platform. I doubt nintendo will juggle 3 platforms, they have enough trouble juggling 2
Satoru Iwata already confirmed three things: A new dedicated handheld and a new dedicated home console will be available in the next generation. There will not be a hybrid console. Secondly. what Iwata revealed about the NX is that it is a dedicated hardware platform. We just don't know yet if he is refering to the next handheld or the next home console. What is interesting and may be a possible sign, is that the NX codename could stand for something like Nintendo cross-compatibility, something both the next handheld and hoem console will be supporting with Iwata's revealed plans for a unified architectural strategy to share the same operating system, have similar architecture and use of shared software assets. Making a game with two versions (like what Bandai Namco did with Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS) will be significantly easier if Nintendo can streamline the development process. The same can be said for Nintendo to want to use this in order to make porting games between home console and handheld or vice versa, considerably easier. However, I doubt Nintendo would be capable of simultaneously releasing both a new handheld and home console in the same year. It just doesn't seem to have the resources to pull it off even with the benefit of the unified architectural strategy which would make both handheld and home console share the same OS, similar architectures and use of shared software assets, or perhaps there's a remote chance Nintendo is crazy enough to do it.
We've known that all 3 have had their next consoles in the planning stages for a while now. Obviously, considering Nintendo came out with theirs sooner, they'd have people testing prototypes sooner. So why is an engineer putting the obvious on his profile news-worthy? Ah, wait. I see. It's an attempt to draw in the mooks that are still singing that "Wii U is being dropped early" malarky, for the sake of the flame wars, and thus clicks, that will follow them, isn't it? Well, not this time. Not a click will be given in response to any comments as such. I refuse to participate.
This is news to me. It says "consoles" not "console". That throws the hybrid console out the window, and confirms there are two consoles in development at nintendo.
We are now analyzing the plural of a word on a LinkedIn profile. It may be a typo. It may be nothing. It probably isn't confirmation of the death of the Wii U or Nintendo.
The death of the Wii U was confirmed the moment the mentioned working on the NX and delaying Zelda, which in reality was more than likely cancelled with development being moved to the NX and will be a launch title for its NOV 2016 launch
@deapoolio316 Yet again and on a seperate thread you continue to hate on Nintendo and the Wii U. When will you learn that Nintendo released Twilight Princess on the Game Cube as well because Nintendo doesnt screw their consumers the way others do. The new LOZ will release on the Wii U. The videos we have seen utilize the Game Pad way too much. They wouldnt waste all that time and $$ making it use the game pad to shoot arrows and such to only cancel it and screw the Wii U install base. So please crawl under your bridge and leave us alone.
The reason twilight princess released on multiple generations of Nintendo consoles is the same reason Destiny released on multiple generations of Sony/ms consoles. Install base. Releasing high budget games on new consoles is risky. Making a previous-gen version reduces the risk. Also, who is to say the nx won't also be gamepad compatible like Wii u is wiimote compatible?
Well in all honesty I think the 3DS will be due for a successor either next year or the following year. Probably 2 years since they just released the "new 3DS". Now I'm wondering if the Vita will get a follow-up or if Sony will play it safe with the PS4 and bank on its success before rejoining the handheld market later on.
Not to be a dick, but since when is anything anyone lists on LinkedIn reliable or accurate? My profile says I was Jessica Alba's boob wrangler in Sin City but a restraining order says that can't possibly be true.
Bubbles for being funny as hell. I would give multiples for it actualy being true lol.
Anything Nintendo has planned in terms of rumors is exciting. But until they show it is when I get strayed away. Lately it's been that trend since the wifi with its motion smear which I had no interest in and wii u with its oversized TV controller. Trying to do a console da attempt. For now Nintendo has my attention.
To soon to even worried about Nintendo Next,bring me the release date of Xenoblade X WII U for the west,that would be news Worth!
When they put Zelda TP on both Gamecube and Wii, did they do any other games that way- on both consoles?
There was never a multi-generational release for a Zelda game (or any Nintendo title, TBH). Not to mention Zelda was never a launch title before Twilight Princess, which was another first.
none other than TP?
I gotta just take a wait and see with Nintendo. Hard to get hyped...
Oi. The "NX is coming!" chants have started up again. Seriously people, let it go. I've never seen people get so hyped over a simple murmur of something. Iwata simply confirmed the existence of the inevitable. That's no different from saying "The sun will rise tomorrow in the east". Console-makers always start R&D on new systems not to long after they're complete with the last. Sony is working on the PS5 and MS is more than likely working on the next XBOX. Every piece of tech works that way. For example, why do you think Google, Apple and Samsung can bring out new phones/tablets every year?
Looking economically at the company it is a given, near 100%, that we see a console in 2016. It coincides with 16nm in perfect fashion. Nintendo is being left behind. If you people think that this year is somehow going to benefit them you are dead wrong. There are going to be heavy hitters all around for 2015 and into summer 2016. Nintendo is going to be an afterthought. If you honestly think they are going to let two E3's pass with the WiiU as their main system I have a bridge I want to sell you. The only people that think Nintendo is going to wait until 2017 lol are WiiU fans, and we all know the general WiiU fan knows jack about anything related to economics. The WiiU is a complete and utter failure in every regard. The thing is a ghastly creation that no one wanted. Nintendo has done well to turn around the games from their own stable but they cannot exist on a system with such a bad reputation. It doesn't work in the long term. Next-gen is going to start moving very fast with first party games in 2015 and 16. You can't get left behind like they have been any longer if you want sustain your fanbase and actually GASP project growth into your userbase. Meanwhile, I will keep emulating Wii and Gamecube games on Dolphin for proper next gen visuals.
Son of a bitch! I'd love to own one of those super rare prototypes...
2016 is likely.. but Nintendo isn't known for shooting out material that fast.. If anything November 2016 if not later.
3DS successor is due next year, don't they release new handhelds every 5 years? I'm very interested in finding out about it, i hope it's more powerful than the Vita and has a bigger screen than the standard 3DS this time. Hoping they go for a more comfy rounded shape as well.
I think the new 3DS model meant to last up to 2 years. Nintendo will use it buy time for its preparation of next-gen consoles. In the meantime, the new 3DS is being used to help revitalize 3DS hardware sales with some exclusives (likely including more ports) and regular 3DS titles. Back in August 2014, EAD Tokyo confirmed it is working on a new Super Mario game, but it didn't confirm what console it is for. I suspect that this title is meant for the 3DS, or possibly even as an exclusive for the new 3DS, so more gamers will buy 3DS hardware which is what Nintendo wants. Miyamoto pretty much confirmed there isn't a new Mario game headed to Wii U, so the chances seem pretty good of this EAD title coming out for 3DS, possibly as early as Fall 2015 or by 2016. Nintendo said the new 3DS would have more exclusives announced for it anyway,and it would be kind of lame if most of its exclusives were just ports like with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, right ? If Nintendo comes out with a new platform sooner rather than later, then the production costs will be more expensive, but Nintendo doesn't go with cutting-edge technology, so it will most definitely still use some cheap components in order to help keep costs down (like it did with DS and 3DS) and be able to sell the console at a profit either at launch or sell it at an initially small loss in order to keep the next hanheld within a mass market price range. In addition, Nintendo needs time to send out dev kits to third parties, and launch games take around 2 years to make on average. Iwata also needs to be able to achieve software momentum, something he failed to do on GameCube, DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U. Hopefully, he'll be smarter next time to release a desired flagship IP as a launch game and/or another within the 6 months after launch, otherwise a new next-gen platform is little more than a fancy paper weight. We also have to remember that based on Nintendo's past console reveal announcements, it's focused on partially revealing the console in one year (with some tech demos) then a second unveiling in the following year with a release either in fall of that same year or by next spring. For all we know, Nintendo may have a change planned in how it chooses to present its next platform(s).