The E3 conference is renowned for grand releases and announcements. But unlike many of the participants of the 2015 E3 Conference, Nintendo decided to keep its promise and not talk about future plans. Every bit of information they did share only related to releases coming up in the next few months, so that game enthusiasts were left guessing.
Apart from Nintendo’s plans of pursuing mobile gaming in 2015, the gaming giant has also planned to unveil a new game hardware piece, the Nintendo NX later in 2016.
Though Nintendo hasn’t made any announcements, it did drop several hints about the NX and a possible release. These hints also included several innuendos as to the NX’s contribution to phasing the Wii and the 3DS out.
The NX is expected to correct the many issues that the Wii U has. Granted, the Wii U did sell-massively in fact. Its games are enjoyable, that’s also true, but Nintendo has been making efforts, despite of that, to improve the Wii’s performance in several markets. So the NX should greatly benefit from the feedback that Nintendo has received.
Developers and members of the community have all contributed with suggestions. Performance is one of the main concerns. With so much time without a release, Nintendo should be able to produce a console that should at least match the performance of Sony’s Play Station4. But it seems that Nintendo’s not actually aiming to compete with the PS4 on a power level.
Mystery still surrounds the NX, which has been called a “dedicated gaming console”. The fact that this year’s E3 did not involve many new announcements regarding Wii games may be indicative of the fact that Nintendo is aiming to end the Wii lineup and make room for the NX.
After the E3 conference, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s CEO did mention the NX, saying that we would be hearing more about the console in 2016. Perhaps we will be looking at a possible release.
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