Nintendo is set to do the Wii again, as it prepares to win back its audience with the NX next year.
I really don't see how, to be honest. After the leaks this week, that the console will basically be a handheld with detachable controllers, and not all that powerful compared to current gen, the general reaction among many gamers was:"well, that's a shame". Once again, it seems Nintendo is betting on being 'different' is going to win them millions of sales, and hey, maybe it will get another huge hype and a whole lot of casuals will jump on board. I personally don't see that happening, but who knows!? Sadly though, it's not the kind of console that 'gamers' want, as in, we don't want a gimmick-based console, but we WOULD love to play Nintendo games on a normal powerful system using a normal controller. I'm not saying EVERYONE wants that, but certainly a whole lot of gamers who criticises and skipped the Wii and WiiU for those reasons. I know I'm very disappointed with the leaks that came out. Like many, I was really hoping Nintendo, for once, would just release a normal console with a normal controller, and we would have a whole bunch of great Nintendo games AND 3rd Party support to enjoy. I'm not investing in a gimmick-based console.
The NX won't be even close to being another Wii success story, but I see it doing well enough to keep them in the hardware business. It'll sell more than the Wii U but less than the 3DS.
I'm just going to say this title is ridiculous simply because it's like saying "you'll won't die, it's never happened before" I'm all for the company to at least stay afloat in this industry but that's just an obscure claim. I genuinely don't think ANYTHING will see Wii success especially another Ninty home console. I do hope NX is worth getting though.
Largely agree. Nintendo are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They say they don't want to compete with Sony and Microsoft, but inevitably they must do. They're all in the same console sphere, after all! Plus, they know they need third-party support. I just don't understand why Nintendo cannot make a simple, fairly powerful box (Gamecube MkII if you like) and then seek to innovate more with the software, rather than the hardware.
They can easily. They are choosing not to. Personally I have to think they feel responsible to uphold they Kyoto climate agreement. Because that's where Nintendo is located. Kyoto. Think about it, they keep only going with low power console when everyone and their mom wants Nintendo to give them a powerful one. They know what we want. They don't want to make it. AMD/Nvidia (who really make the guts that are in the consoles, so they're really the console maker) can make them powerful parts just like they do for Sony/MS. I think they think they are doing their civic duty. Most other people think they are destroying and pretty much have destroyed their company.
But it'll be a handheld so you can stop trying to tear it down by comparing it to the PS4/Xbox one. By the rumors it's more powerful than the WiiU which means in handheld terms it's more powerful than the 3DS and more Powerful than the Vita. For a handheld that's pretty exciting if it can play old 3DS games and if it can play digital WiiU games as backwards comparable games. Not to mention if it's the hybrid then we will finally get the genuine Pokemon experience on TV because of the conntection. All in all this should be exciting but people LOOOOOOOVEEEEEE to be negative for no reason and afraid of something new. Spoilers: power ≠ how good the system will be. Look at the 3DS vs the Vita. The Vita is no doubt more powerful than the 3DS but the 3DS is way better than the Vita because of the library. If these rumors are true and Nintendo can stick the landing then this system is going to redefine the gaming scene again. Think if Sony had a genuine way to play Uncharted 4 on the go (not the crappy remote play that requires online with downgraded visuals) that looks just as good if not better than the PS4? People would go nuts. The same is going to happen with the new Zelda. It's fine and dandy if you buy it on the WiiU but being able to buy it on a handheld system, taking it on the go or plugging it into the TV and having the same if not better visuals, people will go nuts more than they already are for the Breath of the Wild. I've been predicting it's a handheld with possible hybrid abilities for a year now and it's exciting the though to get a genuine home console experience and taking it on the go.
It's a great handheld, it's utter crap as a console. The problem is, NINTENDO itself is calling it a console. They are saying you can 'take your games on the go'. Nope. It's I can plug my handheld games into my HDTV. That doesn't make it a console. Ok it's a handheld, I'll wait for a console from Nintendo. Oh what's that Nintendo? You've abandoned making consoles, and want me to buy a handheld and call it a console? No. Power IS how good a system will be. Without sufficient power in order to have the games developers are making, then the system will miss out on the best games. So yes, power does make how good a system is. The NX looks to be like a good handheld, but crap as a console. Genuine console experience? No. Not if it doesn't have 95-99 percent of the games from PS4/XB1/PC. If PS4 had uncharted on the go, I could care less. I'm not a mobile gamer. Most people aren't. If they play games on the go, their phone is just fine. People aren't asking for this. Besides, you are making a impossible argument. Because Uncharted 4 is not going to be played on a handheld because you can't do that yet. The NX is nowhere close to that. If you say put Nintendo games on the go... sure, Nintendo games are low power games. It's not hard to make Mario Kart 8, or any of these games on mobile devices. They are last decade graphics. No, I can honestly say if I bought an NX, I'd never take it off the dock. I would want to use it as a console. Which is a problem, since most games will still be of the handheld variety. So I'd have a NX, with few game options, just like the Wii U. Less western 3rd party support than the Wii U. Few Nintendo games for the NX as well. (why? Because most will still be handheld games). If I have a NX, a handheld system, I'm not going to be buying handheld type games. Love to be negative? No. Some people want to be realistic. Some people want to drink the kool aid. This system doesn't have what casuals want. It doesn't have what Nintendo console gamers want. It doesn't have what PS4/XB1/PC gamers want. The only people salivating over this are Nintendo's HANDHELD gamers. Because this is a HANDHELD. Just about everyone else, who also happen to be asking pertinent questions, are seeing this as the flop it will be. Not a flop handheld wise. But console wise, bigger than Wii U flop pretty much assured. All we need is Nintendo to confirm all the bad parts, just like we needed Microsoft to confirm all the bad parts of the Xbox One.
This leak is only partial info, don't base judgment from rumors.
Yeah I'm sorry but (from what we know) this is just gonna be another GameCube at best sales wise, and it may do terrible since it will likely have even worse 3Rd party support than the Wii U. Also - "because they did before". Please! The Wii was a complete fluke that ended up leaving a terrible taste in their fans' mouths. Every Nintendo console since the NES has sold worse than the one before it...
"handheld with detachable controllers, and not all that powerful compared to current gen" No shit it's a handheld.
Wii didn't win Nintendo its former audience. It gave them a a new one that was mostly filled with casuals. That's going to be impossible to replicate on NX now that casual gamers have migrated over in droves to mobile gaming. NX doesn't have a prayer of gaining favor with an audience that's grown accustomed to the PlayStation and Xbox brands, especially with all the features and multiplats that are set to miss Nintendo's next console. In the console realm Nintendo's own dedicated audience seems to shrink every generation with the sole exception of Wii. There's not much hope for Nintendo's future consoles rebounding in any regard when you really think about it. It's no wonder that they may be focused on the handheld aspect so much, especially with the successful 3DS approaching 7 years and being in need of a successor.
Don't forget that hooking up a handheld to a HDTV does not create a 'wow' experience like motion controls did for casuals. No, they can make a proper console, and it would receive a ton of support, and sales. A Nintendo is the only potential console that if made up to snuff, could run the Battlefield/CoD/Mass Effect, etc.... while also giving families the kid oriented themes in Nintendo's first party games. If anything it would be the widest appealing box out there. We never see Nintendo try for that, so it 'seems' impossible. There's not much hope for Nintendo's consoles, because Nintendo has decided they only want to build low power consoles. In this case, a handheld with a hdmi out on the base and call it a console. Multiplats would love to make games on a Nintendo system. They just can't because Nintendo gives them crap to work with. If it had comparable power, and was easy to code/port to, they'd get as many ports as Sony or Microsoft get. Overall Nintendo is lost. They don't want to make a powerful system, they want to make a powerful handheld and be king of the mobile phones... except the people who play mobile phone games, don't want to buy separate hardware and don't want to pay $60. This appeals only to Nintendo's handheld market.
I have faith in Nintendo.
YOUR NO ALLOWED TO!!!😠
that logic is air tight *sarcasm
The Wii was like catching lightning in a bottle. They will never be able to replicate that success in the home console department. They caught lightning in a bottle in the mobile department again with Pokemon Go. However Pokemon Go is likely a one time wonder. Nintendo is not gonna be able to replicate this as well.
It isn't even Nintendo that are responsible for Pokemon Go. They got lucky that someone else had a good idea that helps raise their brand image.
Pokemon Go was born as an april fools' joke, and that was Iwata's idea, in fact. Look it up.
...and don't forget. The ability to play Pokemon Go on your phone is less of a reason to want a NX to begin with. If you can play Nintendo mobile games on your phone, why do you need to buy a NX to play slightly more advanced Nintendo handheld games? I think Nintendo will still mostly create 'handheld' games, with games like Zelda being rare on the NX. Proper console NX games will probably be just as numerous as Nintendo Wii U games were. All this, one line stuff is assuming you want to buy their handheld games. If you are just looking for the next Zelda, the next Mario, the next traditional console game, you probably won't see much of an increase in the amount of games YOU want.
"The ability to play Pokemon Go on your phone is less of a reason to want a NX to begin with. " Even Stretch Armstrong would be afraid of attempting that kind of extreme reach.
Graspin at straws for Nintendo, eh? Saying 'because they've done it before' doesn't mean they know how to repeat the process. If they fail with NX, they're pretty much doomed, 'Gloom and Doom articles' are permitted at that point. Right now people are allowed to be skeptical of Nintendo's survival, if NX fails, it's basically guaranteed.
There's a big difference between being reasonably skeptical, and being outright unwilling to entertain even the slightest bit of good-will towards the thought of it succeeding in the market and beating the competition. The latter is what's happening right now. The proof? Just look at all the people taking rumors as "basically confirmed facts" regarding the console, despite nothing official having been announced, and calling the NX a failure in one way or another because of it. Then take a look at the swarm of downvotes anyone gets for expressing any sort of positivity towards it, or for contesting anyone dooming it. Then take a look at the multitudes calling the NX their last chance, as if Nintendo wouldn't have the money or ability to bounce back from a failure. People around here WANT Nintendo to fail.
I see what you are saying, but the basis of this conversation isn't about Nintendo just being successful. It's Nintendo returning to their former success because "they did it before". You'd have to admit that Nintendo has kind of lost their way a bit after the booming success of the Wii. IMO, they've been flailing around a bit trying to grasp at success with no plan, other than the franchises that they know we all love, Where's the plan? We see them venturing into the mobile arena. (which is fine...more revenue is not a bad thing). The handheld market was always a license to print money. However, that market is shrinking due to the emergence of smartphones and tablets that, while they don't focus on Nintendo games, does provide competition for cheaper games. We see the new console with rumors of being a hybrid, which sounds good until you factor in the possible restrictions of such a unit. In general, at least from what I see, people don't necessarily want Nintendo out of the industry. To the contrary, they want Nintendo to attack the industry like they used to. Not with gimmicks (which are fine, but only sustain for so long). But, with a marginally powerful piece of tech that makes it a welcoming environment for 1st AND 3rd parties. Basically, they want to be able to consider Nintendo as a main console and not one that they purchase along with a PlayStation or Xbox. (nothing wrong with owning all three or two of the three, but not everybody has the resources for that) Nintendo seems to be happy being the side piece, where people want them to step up and compete for wife material.
I made a long post that was deleted so I have less desire to make a novel-response of telling you why you're wrong but more or less I'll leave these 2 links - both involving 'Stocks' and 3rd party alliances - Both being in the Red Zone. http://www.bloomberg.com/ne... https://www.finder.com.au/n... Their stock, the chances of their next console failing, their 3rd-party ties being crippled, all of it points to a 'Doom and Gloom' scenario. Wishful thinking can't save them, they either save themselves with a new gimmick that people perceive as Innovative and sells well? Or their NX is destined to sell like Wii U. They tried to sell Wii U by making it called something similar to Wii due to its success to the casual market, but even with 'Similar names' to attract a 'Similar Audience' didn't work, their simplistic strategy failed. Nintendo needs a Sure-fire hit because they don't know what their fans want anymore, they're clueless to this. Such is how Nintendo can claim they are 'surprised by the success of Pokemon Go' even though every single person on the planet expected it to do well and would sell Meth just to get into the beta for it - yet Nintendo is stupified enough to be 'surprised' by the success of a game they should've known would've done well. They lost their touch and people need to grasp this, Nintendo fans are the most deluded of every single fanboy out there to me. They don't listen to facts and refuse to pay attention to the signs. It doesn't even matter that I've fought with every fanboy in the industry and that my opinion still stands on Nintendo, and Nintendo fanboys, being one of the worst. Doesn't matter that I grew up with Nintendo up til N64 and how I went to buy a Gamecube just for their exclusives they had on it, even as that console underperformed in sales. None of these friendly moments matter, those who moved on, and see Nintendo as dying, are a large number of gamers. This is not a good sign.
Not without 3rd party support they wont.
funny quite a few Japanese companies has already spoke about NX development and quite a few games has already been confirmed.
Sonic 2017 is confirmed for it, and if the trailer is reflective of the graphical power in-game, then that's looking like a game a handheld, or console, could not handle without being at least as powerful as the competition. And since power is what third parties want...
Yeah? Well we'll see. I, for one, ain't buying another whole system just so I can play around 8 really good games for the entire lifetime of the system.
Unless it can play upscaled 3ds games on a tv, this "console" will most likely fail. If the rumors are true that this is a glorified handheld with detachable controllers (which is an idiotic and unnecessary idea) then this is just another gimmick based console that has no room in our industry. It amazes me how they still seem to think that being different for the sake of being different is a good idea...silly really. Start competing with your competitors nintendo....if you want to survive in this jungle that is.
I am so excited about this super powerful handheld system idea by Nintendo and that both console/mobile merged sounds super exciting and different to my. For my traditional gaming I always have the PS4/X1, so in that way Nintendo is something fresh totally.
It's not merged. That's propaganda. It's a handheld that can hook up to a TV. It's what handheld people have wanted for a long time. They finally are giving it to handheld gamers. Except now they are calling such a system a console. Where you can play your games on the go (that's their idiotic marketing pitch), instead of your 'on the go' games at home (which is reality). #facepalm They totally got it wrong. It's not 'fresh'. You are going to get access to Nintendo handheld games. Most people have no interest. They want regular NIntendo games. These will still be rare, because they will still need to focus on the mobile aspect of their handheld game. This 'hybrid' does not benefit console gamers. This 'hybrid' DOES benefit Nintendo gamers who tended to buy both systems. For everyone else it sucks. Nintendo isn't something fresh totally. You still won't get western 3rd party support. So basically they are telling you to buy their next handheld, you can hook it up to a HDTV, and..... that's about it. Not exciting at all.
It not exciting because you don't want it to be exciting. Western third party support never been a driven force on Nintendo system. N64 is probably the only time it did because the Japanese devs were on PS1
Cool if they do. But I will not buy one.
It would be great to see Nintendo back on top
I don't see how, but if rumors are true about the NX we will see. Based on the rumors, the NX is a handheld console hybrid, with power even below the current consoles, so I guess it is good to be optimistc, but unless the hybrid is cheap, I see it sharing the same fate as the Wiiu from a console standpoint. I Don't expect what happened with the Wii to happen here. This sucks for me as I have zero interest in a handheld.
Exactly. That's the point. Many of Nintendo's console gamers have zero interest in a handheld. They just gave us the middle finger... saying buy our handheld that can plug into a HDTV or no Nintendo for you! So they just said bye to millions of their console gamers. That's not good. From a company perspective it also means they only have one unit to sell, not two. That means LESS SALES. They can't possibly get 100 million from handheld and another 100 million from consoles. The potential (even if rarely realized) was the ceiling is about 200 million units sold. Now it's more like 35-60 million. However Nintendo spins it, their ceiling just got a whole lot lower.
I agree 100%. A big middle finger to those like us that have been Nintendo fans since the Nes.
Past performance does not indicate future return. Put your feelings aside and see what is really happening. Stock market's average investor is probably smarter than a typical commentator who doesn't have the wits or experience to make enough money in daily life to invest in amounts that would swing the market one way or another. The commentators and fans have an opinion, sure, and it is loud. Hardly does it makes an impact in the real world. Nintendo has to make money with whatever they are releasing or they will become a software house, which would not be a bad development at all. Just because they happened to do something in the Gamecube or Wii days doesn't mean they will make a miraculous come back without having the fundamentals in place. They need to have something revolutionary, tangible, and a tablet gaming device hybrid is hardly it. Releasing Mario on mobiles would be something, though. Just like Pokemon Go was.
The stock market average investor is smarter? Nope. The stock markets are rigged by the central banks, who collectively are printing more money now than anytime. So you remember 2008? Well ever since then the fraud was swept under the rug, and the money printing has been pretty much ever increasing. The reason why Nintendo's stock is crashing is two fold. First, because we have central bank sponsored casinos not markets, Nintendo's stock was wrongly pushed up about 50 percent in a few weeks. Why? Well the 'justification' was the launch, and the revenue for Pokemon Go. But even as it launched we knew they weren't going to get the revenue some were speculating at, and that Nintendo said that they weren't going to update their revenue projections as it was baked in already. Still it took a few days for the morons to figure it out, and now it's SELL MORTIMER SELL!!! Couple that with this pathetic NX plan, and conceding away half of their market (console users) in favor of consolidating around the handheld users, is a big and negative realization. Then you are reminded that Japan is screwed overall, and whose market tanked because the gamblers are getting free money from BOJ, but not as much as they like, and you see Nintendo has some massive problems to work through.
I agree and disagree. I certainly agree Trading Places is a good flick, just watched it again a few months back, brings back memories from the 80s! And yes, in a way I do understand and agree with the Japan central bank schemes, and in fact if you saw the news yesterday, Kuroda-san is running out of measures to save the country. There's only so much the Monetary Policy can do, and the bonds are already in the negative. I probably should have explained myself better. My point was to criticize the article with some of the points you made: 1) Pokemon Go revenue itself is not a given, as it is shared with so many other "players" involved 2) NX Plan is a horrendous extension of Wii U plan, they are simply trying to replicate Wii's trend-related (can't predict a trend, really) success, a bad strategy overall for a company that requires true innovation so succeed, not lab experiments 3) The stock was absolutely pushed up because of the wrong things, it had a lot hype which doesn't often translate into success (maybe some exceptions might be hype stocks like Tesla or SolarCity, remains to be seen) 4) Nintendo NX is not going to be successful just because they had a certain cycle of success before 5) Japan is screwed, and it is Nintendo's core market I presume the Pokemon Go got investors interested because many could predict the hype and wanted to cash out in a few days. Nintendo's earnings were horrible and the game didn't adjust their coming P/L predictions. However, I still argue that many of the Nintendo investor of the last six months had this predicted and are collecting their money, and thus are probably more right than many of the falsely hopeful commentators on these forums, because of articles like this. The notion of "Mario on your Mobile phone" is extremely compelling and they could make a lot of money as a software house, but only if the company is tightly ran. Their local studios should be making hits like Pokemon Go, not the American studios. If they do that for mobile phone markets, there's a lot to like about in Nintendo's stock. They will probably use NX as their last experiment and when things go south, as they probably will, then their last resort is to put Mario among other IPs on mobiles and move back to toys and what not products, and become a software house. Let me know what you think! I appreciated your comment jmc8888.
I see this. Looks like they waited some time to successfully fuse together consoles and handhelds. Im real excited for this. I saw an opportunity with PS and Vita, but PS didnt execute well. Nintendo are kings of handhelds. Enough said.
It's not going to win back it's audience. If you buy Nintendo consoles, there's no point in the NX. This isn't what you want, or what you are looking for. There won't be western 3rd party support (again), which means many Wii U owners are OUT. Additionally the 'more' games argument from Nintendo is a bit dubious. WHAT TYPE OF GAMES? Oh that's right, mostly the same mobile type game, console gamers weren't interested in buying to begin with! So if you liked the amount of Nintendo games on Wii U, you'll love to hear it'll be about the same amount of games for the NX. You aren't getting more games. You're getting access to all the mobile games on the same device. If you wanted those games you would of bought their handheld. You didn't? Well that showcases you weren't really interested in what will still be the major focus game wise for the NX. Again, you won't get 3rd party support even close to what the Wii U got. (remember the first year you actually got 3rd party games. You aren't with the NX) Enjoying success of Pokemon Go? Might want to look at those revenue estimates and it's crashing from bubble proportions stock. Then they throw the 'more exclusives' than Sony or MS. C'mon man. That's just being dumb. It omits the fact that about 95-99 percent of games are 'exclusively NOT on Wii U' that are on PS4/XB1. No it's not going for power. It's going to be king of the mobile games. A premium phone for playing games (that's not a phone), and phones itself will catch up to in about a year or two. No Nintendo won't win. The NX will sell as a handheld, and do nicely. Maybe not as well as 3DS/XL, but nice. As a console NX is going to tank harder than Wii U. But NIntendo will bluff by pretending that handheld sales are equal to console sales, and thus they are 'in the game' by changing the rules. For the NX to truly be a success, it needs to have full handheld sales numbers and full console sales numbers. So since a good system of each could hit 100 mill each, a true successful hybrid would sell 200 million units. Even 150 would be impressive given the declining handheld market. This won't be anywhere near it. 35-60 million is my guess, with probably 90 percent of those sales purchasing the NX intended to be a handheld. This is the opposite of what Nintendo console gamers want. This is the opposite of what PS4/XB1/PC gamers want. This isn't what casual gamers want. They like not having to buy special hardware, just use their phone, so $0 extra for gaming purposes for the hardware. Then they like cheap or free games. Not $60 games. Plus they get games like Pokemon Go for free on their phone. Who needs a NX? This really doesn't appeal to anyone except the Nintendo handheld market. That's it. The ability to hook it up to a HDTV. If the 3DS/XL could hook up a to a HDTV, would you think of it as a console? No. Exactly. This is just a handheld, no matter what Nintendo says, or people completely blind to reality.
Its very sad that an average joe like yourself can "get it" so comprehensively while these millionaire big whigs at Nintendo keep blindly plowing ahead in the wrong direction. Clearly the new CEO was an incumbent pick that would toe the corporate line and not make any waves. The person that I am most disappointed with however is Miyamoto. This is the guy responsible for so much of Nintendos magic that made us all fans in the 80s, and then continued on through the GC. Even HE doesnt get it...or maybe just doesnt care anymore. Really really sad days for us old school Nintendo fans...
"It's not going to win back it's audience. If you buy Nintendo consoles, there's no point in the NX. This isn't what you want, or what you are looking for. There won't be western 3rd party support (again), which means many Wii U owners are OUT. " Your argument is invalid, because you're taking rumors as facts. We'll talk again after the system is released, but for now, you're just doom&glooming like every other hater.
Im tired of just classic boxes. Its what we had all of last gen. Nintendo is trying to innovate weather it fails or not and i give them props to that and the hybrid design is what i've been wanting for years
Since it looks like a handheld console that can connect to a TV. If this is compatible with 3DS software. I might get one and use it as a pokemon TV console.
After a few days to digest everything... I think the idea of being able to play that beautiful new Zelda game in my living room then simply pick up the tablet and go upstairs to bed and continue playing it for an hour or two sounds great. It's something I can't do with any other console. So yeah. I'm in. :)
Unfortunately, because of the nature of the handheld hybrid, it's going to be underpowered. So instead of playing a far more beautiful, complex, game that's far bigger in scope, it's going to have to be watered down to cater to the hardware. But, you know, enjoy being able to go upstairs instead of just staying on the couch....
So you personally have confirmation that the base station does not contain more processing power in order to deliver a higher performance output for the TV? Because nobody else has confirmed that and Nintendo just successfully patented that exact setup last week. I'd be 100% happy to accept that the portable version of my home console was less powerful, it makes perfect sense. But. y'know, keep making those unproductive bitchy internet comments.
And what battery is going to power all that processing on the move, huh? Whatever setup Nintendo does for this hybrid could have been more powerful as a console only.
* Totally misses the point yet again
smh... Nobody knows the final specs of the console. But if you have 2 brain cells and have the most basic understanding of portable devices you would know battery power is going to limit the processing power. If you have any kind of ability to critically think you would know whatever design they go for, it could have been a lot more powerful as a stationary console, thus increasing developers creativity and scope. Have a bit of reading comprehension before you make such a stupid, smug comment like you actually know what you're talking about.
Oh my god you're either 13 years old or an adult with 'special needs' ha ha! Crawl back under your bridge troll-boy. I don't have the time or effort to educate you. All replies will now be ignored.
Wow... You're behavior is very pathetic and immature. If I knew from the start you couldn't articulate responses and just spewed insults when you had no argument I wouldn't have bothered have a dialogue.
"Nintendo is set to do the wii again" Lol. Didn't they already try that with the wiiu???
Big talk with no real back up. The wii was an anomaly, it won't ever be repeated. Only reason it sold so well was because it hooked noon gamers for a while. But those non gamers quickly forgot the wii and won't be buying another console again (from Nintendo or any other)
One thing Yi-Long and some others missed or didn't realize yes it's a tablet but to play it on your t.v. it plugs into a base system that makes it more powerful,making it closer or on par with Xbone. Regular wireless controllers may likely connect to it,as this would be best for home use. This could be interesting and I hope it takes off and pushes Xbone for 2nd place.
It does seem like a natural evolution of the game pad. The hardware isn't what my main concerns are at. My main concerns lies with how good the Nintendo network will be on it and hopefully it's up to current standards of PSN &XBL. My second concern lies in its cartridge format. These could be limiting if the only size is 32GB and they're likely more expensive than printing Blu-ray discs for devs.
I think NX can be a hit. If the screen works like a tablet and supports third party apps just like an iPad, but then also provides a gaming experience not limited by just touch screen with the attachable controllers.....that is nothing I would sneer at. Oh....and then you can plug it into a docking station and play games on a big screen as well? You've got my attention. IF that is what Nintendo is doing then it has a ton of appeal for gamers and non-gamers. Give all the functionality of a traditional tablet with the ability to play games with actual controls? That sounds marketable to a large demographic, imo. But this is all just theory. I'm obviously making a ton of assumptions here and could be way off the mark.
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