Nintendo’s upcoming NX console, which we know very little about thus far, was mentioned during a shareholder meeting today. The meeting, translated by Twitter user CheeseMeister3k from other another user – NStyles – included Nintendo President Satoru Iwata discussing Nintendo’s next generation console.
We can’t talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won’t be surprised.
The Nintendo President also said:
This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders.
The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases. Immediately cutting off SW [software] for previous HW [hardware] upon the release of a new machine is inefficient. We will continue making 3DS/Wii SW while preparing for the NX.
We are prioritizing satisfying customers who purchased the Wii U.
Satoru Iwata’s comments only seem to assure us that solid info on the NX won’t be coming until 2016. It was announced alongside Nintendo’s reveal of a partnership with DeNA to develop mobile content.
Metroid Prime Producer Kensuke Tanabe also mentioned that the next Metroid game might not arrive until the NX. Furthermore, on the topic of the Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto has been talking about how other tablets may have affected it commercially.
What do you think of Satoru Iwata’s comments? Would you like Nintendo to announce details sooner?