Reggie Fils-Amie, the president of Nintendo of America, stated in a Bloomberg interview that Nintendo aims to stay out of the console wars as a neutral party, and that the Nintendo NX specs aren’t important. The console, which is still shy of an official announcement, will be keeping to Nintendo’s own ethos of fairly casual, fun games to play.
Then again, that’s not to say that Nintendo didn’t have a good year at E3. Despite only bringing one game (two 45-minute long demos for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) and only announcing one other game, Ever Oasis for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo had a fairly solid E3 showing mainly built on Legend of Zelda.
The Nintendo NX specs will undoubtedly be enough to handle Zelda (along with it being on the Wii U) but the as Reggie said, Nintendo won’t be focusing on graphics in order to try and beat the Xbox One or Playstation 4. Nintendo’s role in the console wars is long past.
Despite the rampant success of the original Wii and the middling success of the Wii U, Nintendo has still been coming out with a large number of highly-anticipated games, and are now ready to move on to the next generation with the Nintendo NX.
So far only Breath of the Wild seems to be coming for the NX, but considering that there have been rumors of talks between Nintendo and EA, and other companies, about the possibility of porting games over, the Nintendo NX specs may be beefier than people give them credit for, even when you look at the gorgeous-looking graphics of Breath of the Wild.
The possibility of Battlefield or Battlefront on the Nintendo NX may not give the NX much of a leg-up, but if they’re able to play on the console without having to be downgraded because the Nintendo NX specs aren’t up to snuff, it would be a pretty good example of what the console could do.