Nihon Keizai Shimbun of Japan recently published an article stating that Nintendo plans to ship its next-gen console codenamed NX in 2016 and it will run on Android. Considering the fact that Nintendo recently announced partnership with gaming company DeNA to launch games for mobile phone devices, the idea seemed plausible.
However, Nintendo has shot down the rumors published in the newspaper The Nikkei while speaking with The Wall Street Journal. Here’s what a Nintendo spokesperson said to the press:
“There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX.”
Personally, I believe if Nintendo plans to cater to mobile audience, having Android-based console will definitely help them ship their games across multiple devices in no time.
The company has not shared much information regarding the console codenamed NX, but we are hopeful to learn more in future – maybe at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo?
Back in 2012, Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that Nintendo will announce a new 3DS with 4.3 inches of screen. Nintendo denied it at first, but later released 3DS LL which contained 4.88 inches of screen. Although the results were not identical, this gives us the clue not to drop the idea of an Android-based console from Nintendo altogether.
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