Nintendo’s NX Console Expected To Sell Around 10 Million Units Next Year

We don’t even have an official name yet for Nintendo’s Wii U successor, but that isn’t stopping those in the industry from making some estimations on how popular it will be.

The Taiwanese site, Digitimes, has gone on record saying that component suppliers expect that Nintendo’s new console will sell 10-12 million units in 2016. This goes against the 20 million that Nintendo is proposing, which makes sense because the vast majority of people will be cautious with the successor to the disappointing Wii U.

Mass production of the console is expected to begin in Q2 of next year, which seems to line up perfectly with what could be a major announcement at E3 2016. However, keep in mind that Nintendo has been very tight-lipped on this new system and all of this is purely speculation up to this point.

Shigeru Miyamoto Is Not Working On Nintendo’s Next Console

The man responsible for some of the most iconic video game franchises ever, Shigeru Miyamoto, has revealed some surprising news. According to him, he is not at all involved in the development of Nintendo’s next console.

This news was revealed during an interview he had with Forbes, where Miyamoto revealed that he is instead involved with the development of games. This marks a shift from his usual hardware development role that he had filled for a long time now.

Here’s a snippet of what he said in the interview:

“I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software I’m involved in–for example, the new Starfox game.”

He goes on to mention that he has more of an observational role with the new hardware:

“Of course, I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

Elsewhere in the interview it is revealed that Nintendo is trying to win back third-party support with the new system, with the company discussing it with major publishers during E3 and the reception was apparently positive. This is great to hear, considering third-party publishers want pretty much nothing to do with Wii U.

Nintendo Confirms That Next Console Is Not Android-Based

Yesterday some big news was shoveled out that claimed that Nintendo’s next console would be android-based, which many believed to be true considering the company’s recent plunge into the mobile gaming market.

However, a spokesperson of the company revealed to the Wall Street Journal that there was “no truth” to the previous report. Unsurprisingly, no other information regarding the company’s next console was revealed.

As mentioned previously, Nintendo confirmed that details regarding their next console will not be revealed at this year’s E3, so it’s going to be a while before we know what’s really going on with it.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

Will Nintendo’s Next Console Run On Android?

Nintendo’s next console may be a gateway to both mobile and console games, as according to Japanese business magazine Nikkei the console will be running off of the mobile OS of Android.

So far, most of the actual information is blocked by a paywall, and this news was found from a translation via NeoGAF user Duckroll. This honestly wouldn’t be too surprising, though, given Nintendo’s recent plunge into the mobile market. Add to that the fact that the Wii U has completely failed to get third-party support and this could all be Nintendo’s way of getting more third-party developers on board with them.

Unfortunately, it was confirmed that no news regarding Nintendo’s next console would be revealed until next year, so we’ll have a while until we know what is going on for sure.

Nintendo Developing New Hardware Codenamed ‘NX’

Nintendo confirmed today that it is developing new hardware that is under the codename of NX, which they revealed at a press conference in Japan. The announcement came during the same conference where Nintendo also announced that they are partnering with mobile firm DeNA to bring Nintendo games to mobile devices.

DeNA is said to also be working with Nintendo on a new membership service that will work with existing Nintendo hardware, mobile, PC and the upcoming Nintendo NX. Could this have something to do with the revamped version of Nintendo’s recently-canned Club Nintendo?

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said the following during the press conference: “As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename ‘NX’. It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.”