Last month, I wrote that Nintendo should kill off the console. Not the idea of video game consoles in general, but the business model and concept of video game consoles as we see them today and as they were conceived decades ago.
The reaction to that thought was, for the most part, overwhelmingly negative.
But I couldn't leave it alone, so when I sat down to chat with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at E3 last week I had to ask him his thoughts. Specifically, I wanted to know not only what he thought of my premise that consoles had evolved past a lot of the things they were designed to fix and continue to do in their current form, but more importantly, that I suspect Nintendo's NX project will be that big leap to a new form of console gaming.