The Nintendo NX is largely one of the most talked about things that we’ve NEVER even seen in gaming right now. It’s interesting that the only things we know are that 1) it’s an upcoming project and 2) it’s code name is Nintendo NX. Literally. This. Is. It. Anything else that we THINK we know is speculation on behalf of what arm chair analysts from every living room in the country believes to be true based on the culture around Nintendo and the way that they have shaped their little corner of the video game market. All things else are rumors from random forum dwellers who claim to have inside information from company employees. That being said, there have been some interesting rumors that lead me to believe that maybe there’s a possibility that some of them could be spot on. At this point, I believe there could be some good speculation out there that isn’t too far-fetched from things Nintendo would actually do. This video is food for thought on just how much of the Nintendo NX rumors could be true and how many of them could be flat out false as there is 50/50 potential for both ends of the spectrum. This patent could have been scrapped altogether or it could potentially lead to some aspects of the truth in regard to how the NX controller could be featured.
Nintendo needs to come out and announce this thing already.
Update: Luckily for us, Nintendo Select games have indeed been announced. We’ll be getting the following in North America on March 11th. The news broke right as I was creating this article. Good timing, huh?
With the onslaught of rumors on the Nintendo NX, I began to ponder. I mean, pondering is all I can do when it comes down to Nintendo. They’re so darn secretive and tight lipped. But I began to ponder, where are the Nintendo Selects re-releases for Wii U? At the end of Nintendo console life cycles, including the GameCube and the original Wii’s life cycle, Nintendo re-released their most popular and well-received series. Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi’s Mansion, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Play Control! Pikmin 2, Mario Kart Wii, and others made the cut. Not only did these re-releases beckon proudly from their alternative box art covers, they gave new, yet late adopters, an opportunity to revisit these games at discount prices before moving on to Nintendo’s next set of hardware.
Hope that they've fully stepped into the 21st century.
On October 30th, Nintendo had their investor’s and corporate earnings meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Discussed were their plans to incorporate a new unified account system and new rewards program into Nintendo dedicated software and smart devices. Also discussed was Nintendo’s very first mobile application slated for March 2016.
The Console of a Generation
The golden boy of consoles in the old days.
A long time ago, in a golden era lost to time, Nintendo was THE game console to have. In fact, the Nintendo Entertainment System was responsible for bringing video games back into our homes after the crash and keeping them there forever. Boys and girls would run home to play the newest Super Mario or Mortal Kombat game on their NES or SNES.