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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nX3066d 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_x3066d ago (Edited 3066d 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.

RPGrinder3066d 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.

Spotie3066d 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.

RPGrinder3066d 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

RPGrinder3066d ago

This site again? Viable?

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

Spotie3066d 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.

superchiller3066d ago (Edited 3066d 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_x3066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

Sony was QUITE proud of the Infinity reveal schiller..

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

Spotie3066d 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.

RPGrinder3066d ago

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

Nintendo actually has good dlc, unlike sony or MS

Ck1x3065d 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...

fatneal3065d 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.


Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 132.46 Million Units; Tears of the Kingdom Sold Almost 20 Million Units

Nintendo announced its financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, between April 1 and September 30, including an update on Nintendo Switch unit sales.

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rlow125d ago

Why PlayStation and Xbox fanboys fight. Nintendo keeps on killing it in sales. Will we see the Switch 2 next year? They are forecasting increases in sales next quarter.

MrNinosan25d ago

Xbox and Playstation is not in the same gaming space as Nintendo.

It's like comparing Sportscars with Familycars.
Why would the fans of sportcars care about the families.

Also Nintendo Switch is covering both Handheld and Home Console nowadays, instead of 2 seperate, which is great for all the Nintendo fans, but also removes the interest for gamers who seek the highest fidelity and framerate.

I am a happy owner of all platforms, but there are obvious reasons why Xbox/Playstation "fanboys" ain't talking about Nintendo.

Kneetos25d ago

Only a small subset of gamers care about high graphics and frame rate

And nintendo does occupy the same space as playstation and Xbox, because during the WiiU days this site was filled with nothing but how playstation is destroying it's competition Xbox one and WiiU, the only reason no one likes to talk about Nintendo here now is because they are winning. See why this site also doesn't talk about Japanese/Asian sales anymore unless playstation wins a week

rlow125d ago

Last I checked they are all in the same industry selling video games to customers. Device is irrelevant, they are competing for your dollars.

Neonridr25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

how are they not in the same gaming space? They all play games. They all occupy your time. Are we suggesting that the Switch isn't a gaming machine?

DarXyde25d ago

1. They are absolutely in the same gaming space. No amount of mental revision changes that. They are fighting for your interactive entertainment dollars, nacht wahr?

2. So you don't think PlayStation or Xbox are attempting to break into the portable market more in the future with cloud streaming or even Portal? That seems a bit reductive.

3. Whatever you think about their games being overrated, Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros Wonder have been outstanding—Wonder is my personal GOTY, and I'm primarily a PlayStation gamer. Considering those games can and likely will get nominated for GOTY along with, say, Spider-Man 2 and Starfield, it's really hard to say they're not in the same space.

Nintentional25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Funny because that “family van” has wayyyy way way better exclusives than your “sports car.” Fire Emblem, F Zero, BotW, Pikmin, Smash Bros, Mario Odyssey and Bowser’s Fury, Splatoon, Bayonetta 2 and 3, Astral Chain, Xenoblade 1-3, SMT V, Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Dread, Metroid Prime, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby, Advance Wars, Mario Party, Tetris 99, and so on. You will not find anything like most of those experiences on Sony or Xbox platforms. And it’s not like the games are ugly, they still look gorgeous on a 4K OLED, and gameplay wise, they’re head and shoulders above the competition.

If the current woefully underpowered Switch slaughtered the competition this much, it’s game over when Switch 2 comes out 👌🏼😌

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DeusFever25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

“Why PlayStation and Xbox fanboys fight.”

I’m always puzzled by these comparisons. Nintendo’s handheld only has about 30% overlap with the home console market. The Switch Lite can’t even connect to TVs. If we really want to compare disparate ecosystems, Apple makes more on games than Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft combined. So let’s leave these market segments to themselves.

repsahj25d ago

My main platform is PS5, but I am so excited for Switch 2 next year! I still play my switch every day.

jznrpg25d ago

You are forgetting Nintendo wasn’t doing very well before the Switch console wise. I still consider the Switch a handheld as it has the power of a handheld so it’s in a different category in a way. I like my Switch but the focus on family games makes it less appealing to me and it’s more for my kids but even they use their PS4 Pro more than the Switch. It’s nice as a secondary console to my PS5.

UltimateOwnage25d ago

You must not have been noticing during the Wii era when Nintendo sold 100+ million Wii’s. They were still doing quite well during Wii U’s short generation due to Wii and DS/3DS sales.

jznrpg25d ago

Nintendo was hurting before the Switch. They basically took their handheld business and combined it with their console business. The PS5 is selling just as well they just released at different times. If you are talking about Xbox sure that makes sense they are declining in sales but PS is as strong as ever.

Nintentional24d ago

What the heck is Sony working on for near future first party wise releases that’s noteworthy??

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Brazz25d ago

Switch numbers are amazing, It will reach 140M sor sure, perhaps even 150M.

Furesis25d ago

It's always funny seeing people arguing over xbox or playstation yet they never mention nintendo lol
i think nintendo is on top you know, because they actually release games and they are also FUN
i think other companies at times focus too much on realism and real world issues that they forget about the essence of gaming