Nintendo have announced that their next console, the NX, will be released in March 2017 and that the next Zelda, previously expected to release this year, has been delayed so it can launch simultaneously for the NX and for the Wii U, like Twilight Princess did for the GameCube and Wii. Curiously they have said that the NX won’t be at E3 – perhaps it will get its own dedicated event?
Whilst I believe the Wii U to be a phenomenally good console, with great games and a fantastic controller – off screen play rocks my boobs off – the fact is it hasn’t been a success for Nintendo. Whilst fans may be disappointed at the lack of Nintendo games for the Wii U this year and the news that Zelda has been delayed, you have to understand Nintendo only harms itself by focusing its efforts on the Wii U. It makes sense, both business wise and for its fans, to focus on the NX.
With a bit of luck the NX will have a killer line up – maybe the rumours about other unrevealed Wii U projects being switched to NX will be true? Hopefully Nintendo can make a great console, like the Wii U, but not make the same business mistakes – confusing marketing, massive game droughts, repurchasing of old downloaded games etc.
I’m also looking forward to their new mobile games, the ones for Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing that have been revealed and look forward to them making a ‘proper’ mobile game, moving away from the style of Miitomo.
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