Nintendo has mentioned the reason why the company is being so secretive about its NX project.
According to its president, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo has to keep quiet about NX because of the fear of rival companies potentially stealing the unique ideas for its upcoming new console.
“We can’t talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won’t be surprised. This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders,” said Iwata while addressing shareholders in a meeting.
It probably has to do with how Sony and Microsoft dived into the motion control pool when they saw the massive success of the first Wii.
Moving on from that, Iwata then talked about the transition between the current Wii U and 3DS, and the forthcoming NX console:
The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases. Immediately cutting off software for previous hardware upon the release of a new machine is inefficient. We will continue making 3DS and Wii software while preparing for the NX. We are prioritizing satisfying customers who purchased the Wii U.
At this year’s E3, Nintendo said that it was too soon to be revealing details about NX. It, however, did promise to start talking about its new console at E3 2016.