Nintendo: Mobile Market Plans & New System Details

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Mario_PhoneNintendo’s President, Saturo Iwata, revealed at a press conference that Nintendo is currently working on a new home console code-named NX.  All we know about the NX is that it will be a “brand new concept”, however more information will be revealed by 2016.

It was also revealed that Nintendo will make it’s debut on mobile devices through a partnership with DeNa.  DeNa is known for implementing micro-transaction into their games, which could foreshadow that Nintendo’s mobile games may take advantage of this business model.

Mr. Iwata stated at 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.”

Nintendo NX’s hardware and specs remain a mystery, but Iwata mentioned connectivity between the NX, WiiU, 3DS and other mobile devices through a new membership service:

“Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service. Unlike the Club Nintendo membership service that Nintendo has been operating, the new membership service will include multiple devices and create a connection between Nintendo and each individual consumer regardless of the device the consumer uses.”

What do you all think of the news?  Are you all excited or disappointed for Nintendo to start releasing games on mobile devices?  Do you think the new membership service mentioned will be the successor to Club Nintendo?  Join the Hype in the comments below.

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  • Timothy Aaron Clabo

    I think it is to soon for new home console specs from Nintendo, but I can imagine the NX being the next handheld.