Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has said that, while the company’s forthcoming NX is an entirely new console for Nintendo, it will not be a full replacement to either its current Wii U or handheld platform 3DS.
It obviously IS a replacement for WiiU these CEO's just like to try and be clever with what they say.
Yeah. I mean, unless the NX is an external upgrade kit for the Wii U that adds tons of extra power and functionality, or something... Think N64 Expansion Pack on steroids. @ Notabot There's a part of me that wants to see it be just as I said, if only to witness the rage of Wii U haters that wouldn't be able to handle it not going away.XD But yeah, of course it's a joke; Nintendo already stated that they might cease production of the Wii U in 2018, so why would they make an expansion pack for it before that point? I mean, unless they're going to do what the PS360 did, and extend the Wii U's generation out beyond a 5 year cycle.
Dear lord do not let that happen.
haha! I doubt it but that would be amusing! I'm thinking its gunna be some sort of Handheld to TV device, we'll see!!!
I'm sure you're joking but that would be a kick in the balls to people who gave up on the Wii U.
lol you are a Nintendo fan and you don't want them to do things coorectly apprently. Wii U is history. they need to go as far away from that as possible. RAM pack was good back in 99 or something, i truly don't hope there is any truth in our words lol
Um why WOULD they have a successor to a considered failed product and ultimately if named anything "Wii" could cause product confusion like what the Wii U suffered from. Also this is kinda insinuates that there eventually WILL be a successor and we ALL know this isn't going to happen.....it better not.
Agreed. I'm not really sure what they could be talking about and it just sounds like they are being coy. lol
But if they say it's not a replacement, they can tell investors that they'll have the WiiU and 3DS and NX all being sold at once and it will be great! But they'll still stop making the WiiU and the NX will exist after it and it will be the same as any new console cycle...
If you want fuel for the show, don't be too clear with what you say.
I am just amazed with the how so much speculation buy yet we have no real clue what this thing will look like, what kinda power it will have, and even the media it will use. I just want some solid details to "wet my appetite" so to speak and then sit back and wait to see the final product.
They said that for their previous consoles as well ... they were replacements.
They said that with the DS. They referred to it as the third pillar. They claimed it wasn't a replacement for the Game Boy line and ultimately it was.
Yes 3 years later. GBA didn't get replace for good til 2007.
So Nintendo will have two different consoles for sale , sounds interesting .
This PR talk from Nintendo is just a mind-f***. I mean seriously, they always say this. They expect me to think this means the console will be something so radically different it'll be revolutionary, but it really just makes me question if they really know what they're doing. Could you imagine what Sony fans would think if Kaz Hirai went on air saying PS5 is not a successor to PS4? I mean, we'd be wondering if it was a car, slingshot, or fish or something. Only Nintendo can get away with this crazy speak. It's our friend that just says crazy crap you know not to take seriously these days. NX is most definitely a successor to Wii U, and likely 3DS too. Geez, Ninty is on another planet sometimes.
Not a successor to the Wii U but might stop Wii U production in 2018. Makes sense.
Standard PR talk. "Don't stop buying!"
Its a smartphone and they go full retard
If the NX isn't a replacement for the Wii U and/or 3DS, then Nintendo better get moving and work on some new gaming hardware ASAP, since the 3DS and Wii U are both on the way out. Or maybe they're getting out of the gaming business, and transitioning to their "quality of life" line of business now.
Of course thay would say things liek that, they want to get rid of as many last series consoles as they may,
The Wii built on the Gamecube, and the Wii U build up the Wii. The DS led to the 3DS and so forth. This is just going to be a complete sever from the past and they are going to start fresh with a new system that doesn't tie back the the limitations of the old ones. Well, I hope hope. I wish they called this the Super Nintendo something another... bring back the feels.
You better prey it's not the early rumor of this console supporting mobile games and power of an Xbox One. Nintendo need a decent spec and gain more support from big names
successor of Wii U?
It stands to reason that Nintendo will support both 3DS and Wii U for awhile after NX launches. That's just common sense. Of course, both will eventually fade away as stocks are depleted. This is how it always happens. Thought the few die hard trolls here will think it needs to happen, Nintendo is not going to bury the remaining Wii Us in the desert. Let's not read into this. Realisitically, the Wii U will stil sell, especially with a deep discount after March 2017, and games will still be purchased. I don't plan on getting whatever the NX is until probably holiday 2017, as I still have plenty of games to play on my Wii U.
Well, of course it will be a replacement, that's why Nintendo will release the new Zelda for NX too.
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