Nintendo NX Is Nintendo’s Last Chance To Remain Viable As We Know It Today

There’s a lot riding on the Nintendo NX, Nintendo’s upcoming “game platform,” which everybody seems to be assuming is a handheld and console hybrid (I wouldn’t be so sure—all we know for sure is that it isn’t Android-based and isn’t virtual reality–based. It’s a big mystery, and it carries on its shoulders the whole future of Nintendo… which may not be great news, since we hear the thing might be weaker than the PS4.

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nX1292d ago

Kind of, but in my opinion they showed us during the last 5 years how much they actually care about their "longterm" fans. They moved all their franchises to the DS instead of properly supporting their struggling home console. Never was I so disappointed with a console as with the Wii and the WiiU, both have been collecting dust ever since I've played through the handful good games.
NX is possibly going to be a handheld as well and if that's the case Nintendo is pretty much dead to me as I simply prefer the classic AAA experience on a proper TV. Back when the WiiU was unveiled I said that Nintendo could really use a new management, unfortunately nothing has changed since then :/

marloc_x1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

I think they are evolving quite dramatically,
..and am very much looking forward to what is in store for us between NX and DeNa.

I have really enjoyed WiiU and would not be suprised if future content will be scalable between platforms.

RPGrinder1292d ago

"they showed us during the last 5 years how much they actually care about their "longterm" fans. They moved all their franchises to the DS instead of properly supporting their struggling home console."

This makes absolutely no sense. Your proving how they did support there fans. The handhelds have sold more than consoles over the last 5 years.

Spotie1292d ago

Except their core fandom is consoles. Pretty much everything but Pokemon got big on consoles. Putting the next entries of all those games fans love on a handheld is not taking care of those fans.

RPGrinder1292d ago

The core fandom for a lot of genres is handheld. Fire Emblem got big on handhelds for example.

Nintendo sold the most software over the last 15 years, they know what they are doing to find the audience

RPGrinder1292d ago

This site again? Viable?

Nintendo sells the most software, the most handhelds, the most toys now and they are not viable?

Spotie1292d ago

Selective reading is a problem with your type.

"As We Know It Today" right there in the headline. Which, today, would include a home console... something conspicuously absent from your list.

superchiller1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

RPGrinder: So, the toys are something to be proud of, for people that love video games? More gimmicks that have nothing to do with gaming, and in fact degrade it instead? Toys that are required to unlock DLC, and cost $13 each? That's some pretty expensive DLC, for the little you get in return, don't you think?

More excuses. Step up and demand better from your beloved company, instead of eternally making excuses for their bungled products.

marloc_x1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

Sony was QUITE proud of the Infinity reveal schiller..

..even YOU can't deny the fact. ;)

Spotie1292d ago

Were they proud? You must have been watching a different E3.

And, in any case, they're not placing heavy bets on the Disney Infinity toys. It's not some first party venture they're expecting big revenue from.

RPGrinder1292d ago

Like VR? The only difference is that is $350 dollars.

Nintendo actually has good dlc, unlike sony or MS

Ck1x1291d ago

Not enough information is known about the NX for there to be new articles every day talking about the same stuff! Just baseless points trying to drive hits to a website...

fatneal1291d ago

LOL people really think this is nintendos last chance? smh...nintendo is always being wrongfully trashed by everyone. nintendo hasnt lead the market since super nintendo and they always turn a profit. they arent in any danger.