Nintendo NX – Company’s Mysterious Next-Generation Platform to be Launched in 2017

Published: 27 April 2016Updated: 25 August 2023

The Nintendo NX, which is the gaming company’s mysterious next-generation console, will be released worldwide in March of next year. The company announced this on Wednesday, but once again, they have not provided any further information except for the launch date. Therefore, the console is still shrouded in a web of mystery.

Nintendo NX - Company's Mysterious Next-Generation Platform to be Launched in 2017

Nintendo NX Will be Released Around the Globe on March of 2017

The Nintendo NX has been shrouded in mysteries, reports, and rumors for quite a long while, and one of those speculations is that it is a mobile unit which is able to work with a home device or a separate product. There are even other speculations wherein they suggest that it will be running on the Android operating system.

However, what’s surprising is that Nintendo made the announcement for the release date of their next-generation console ahead of this year’s E3 event which will take place in June. The company’s focus for the event would most probably be on the next Legend of Zelda game, which is reported to be a “simultaneous release” on both the Wii U and the NX next year.

Even though there is little to know about the NX as of late, the company seems to be placing big bets on their next-generation gaming console. The firm will continue to offer games for smartphone devices, as it is now seen to be part of their strategy that they are now executing on. However, their core business will still focus on what it describes as its “software-led hardware-software integrated business.”

Last year, the gaming company announced that they will continue to offer games for mobile phones, as they are partnered with Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA. Doing so will assist in boosting sales of their consoles as users will “become familiar with the charms of video games.” They strategized that smartphone gamers would look into more premium experiences and turn towards dedicated consoles, as what the late President of the gaming firm Satoru Iwata had said.

Under Tatsumi Kimishima, the successor to Mr. Iwata, the firm launched their very first smartphone game, which is entitled Miitomo. Miitomo is described as a “friendly conversation starter,” and it was released globally in March. The company even said that it “started off well,” which was said on a statement on Wednesday.

Aside from the Nintendo NX, the company is aiming that their new membership service, dubbed “My Nintendo,” will become a bridge that will connect the firm’s dedicate videogame platforms and with other devices.


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