Nintendo have had their investors meeting and as well as a focus on mobile gaming there was a focus on the future. This includes the NX and what Nintendo have planned for the new console.
Perhaps the most revealing of comments was from Shigeru Miyamoto as revealed on the Wall Street Journal Japan:
“We are going to be far more aggressive in using our IP, and not just stop with licensing, as in the past. The first example is Amiibo. We want our IP to better reach more children, and smart devices is just one vehicle.”
While very little details were actually revealed as to what we can expect from the NX, the comments from Miyamoto are interesting. If Nintendo can live up to these words then the console may be well worth keeping an eye on. Though if it could ever be competition against Xbox One and Playstation 4 is another matter.
What we can be confident in is the fact that Nintendo will always be popular with its fans, and they will always have people willing to buy their games. The real question will be what form these games come in?
If the NX failed to deliver what Nintendo expect it to, and if the mobile gaming really took off, could that be their future? That is pure speculation of course, but in a world where consoles are becoming ever popular and Nintendo have failed to deliver, their venture into mobile games may be so successful that hardware production becomes less important.
Do you think that the NX will impress gamers? Or could their future be a move away from hardware? Let us know your thoughts below.