Couple of months back, Nintendo revealed that they were working on Nintendo NX i.e. their upcoming console – the news came surprisingly early but was welcomed by the fans nevertheless.
That being said, the developers also boasted that it was going to surprise you as well as “change each person’s video gaming life.”
What looks like the first step towards the latter could be a region free Nintendo NX!
Satoru Iwata the chief executive officer at Nintendo said that while removing region locking from current gen platforms was a tough call, they were already “investigating” the matter for the upcoming console though nothing has been decided yet:
Removing region-locking from current game machines presents various issues, so we don’t consider that to be very realistic. However, regarding NX, given the customer feedback and proposals from the market, while nothing has been decided yet, we’re currently investigating internally what problems there would be in realizing it. You can think of that as the current situation. I understand your desire, so I’d like to look at it optimistically going forward.
So yeah, despite the fact that they are not willing to commit to it, Nintendo is leading us on with optimistic statements like these. I for one think that they will not disappoint because it is what everyone wants and they would not want everyone to feel let down by them.
Last but not the least, even though we are talking about Nintendo NX right now it doesn’t mean that the console release is around the corner.
In my opinion, the announcement that they were working on it had come a bit too early and just to soothe the fans who were worried about the company’s future after they announced projects for the mobile gaming market. What do you think?