The NX talk doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. About a week ago, Fortune Magazine put out an interesting tidbit of info. Nintendo, allegedly, pitched the NX to third parties at E3.
The problem for Nintendo is the NX’s launch is at least a year away—likely more, as the company reportedly just started talking about it with third party partners at this year’s E3. (The reception, say insiders, was positive.)
Because we can’t confirm this, I would say this is a rumor. That said, this doesn’t sound to far-fetched. NX was first talked about earlier this year, which they probably wouldn’t have talked about in an investors meeting if they didn’t already settle on an idea. Since its existence was made public, it’s been talked about quite a bit and they even said we’ll be seeing it next year.
This isn’t the only NX rumor however. According to DigiTimes, Nintendo is working to start pilot-production for the NX by October of this year. Foxconn will be manufacturing the system, however Pegatron Technology is also trying to get in on the action.
They’re also claiming that the orders will be finalized in February or March of next year. They’re claiming mass production will start in the May to June time frame and the system may come out as early as July 2016. Furthermore, they’re also claiming the aim is to ship 20 million NX systems in the first fiscal year.
This, of course, is a rumor and should definitely be taken with a grain of salt. However, if all of this is true, we may be seeing the NX a lot sooner rather then later.
It’s time to find out what’s been happening in the world of Nintendo over in Europe this week.
Yoshi’s Woolly World Breaks Into The Top 5 – Yoshi’s Woolly World, which came out last week had a very successful launch weekend and landed itself in the number 4 spot of the UK all formats chart. Pretty Impressive considering everyone’s favourite dino was up against Batman: Arkham Knight and LEGO Jurrasic Park which was released on the 360 this week. Continue reading Weekly, European, Nintendo News Round Up
As we all know, some major changes are going on at Nintendo and among those changes is new hardware. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that their next system, codenamed NX, is in development right now. They also told us we’ll get a reveal sometime in 2016. While the rumors and hints from Nintendo about the direction they’re taking their new hardware is exciting, there are many people who are worried their older hardware will be killed off too soon. During the recent investors meeting, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata addressed these fears claiming they’ll continue to support the Wii U and 3DS when the NX comes out.
Regarding your concern about what will happen to Wii U or what will happen to Nintendo 3DS, NX is a new platform, so the installed base will have to be built up from zero. When NX is launched, there already will be a certain volume of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hardware widely existing in the market, so from a software business perspective, it would be highly inefficient to stop releasing titles for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U right after the launch of NX. Therefore, while we are preparing NX for the future, we are discussing within our internal development teams as well as with the second-party developers we co-develop software with and also with third-party software publishers about how to continue creating software for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. So, I believe that your point of concern should not happen immediately. As for Wii U, we will continue to make efforts, as it is a priority within the company to think about how we can satisfy the consumers who purchased this system to the maximum extent possible.
Admittedly, while I’m excited for the future, I’m worried about the Wii U and 3DS and didn’t want to see them kill these platforms off too early. I’m glad to hear that they’ll still be supporting the older hardware after the newer hardware comes out. The Wii U hasn’t even been on the market 3 years and the New 3DS just came out. I want to get at least another 2 years out of both. That said, he didn’t state how long the support will last. Here’s hoping it’ll be at least till 2017!
Download Episode 20
Here it is, our landmark 20th episode! In it we discuss the latest rumours about the NX’s possible release date, Amiibo supply news, Zelda coming to Amazon Prime (it’s not what you think) and Nick gives his initial impressions on Yoshi’s Woolly World. We also talk about our favourite games that we’re played this year so far and Nick has a shocking announcement about WrestlePals. Continue reading NintendPals: Episode 20
This year, as we all know, Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event has caught a lot of flack. Despite all the negativity however, there was one thing that stood out as hilarious and awesome. I’m talking the puppet versions of Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils-Aime, Shigeru Miyamoto and the Star Fox characters. Nintendo recently put out a video of Miyamoto, Bill Trinen, and others from Nintendo visiting Jim Henson Studios to checkout the legendary group. Go ahead and give it a watch!
Amazon Mexico started selling physical items today. As you can probably guess, the service took off. According to a tweet from CNN, the first item sold was actually an Ike Amiibo. Apparently, because the service just launched, it had items that are hard to find in other regions. This means all those hard to find Amiibos
are up for sale… were up for sale earlier today.
Amazon Mexico doesn’t ship items outside of Mexico so at least all those rare Amiibo’s aren’t easily obtainable by foreigners. Hopefully people were able to snag the goodies before the poachers flocked on this. To the person who was able to snag this first, good game.
Remember that awesome demo that was made in Unity that was a remake of the first level of Mario 64 but in full HD and looking awesome that was then taken down by Nintendo? Well there’s another HDified Mario that has appeared. This time it’s a video showing Mario in the powerful Unreal 4 engine which has been made by Aryok Pineral. Continue reading Mario Goes Unreal!