Nintendo NX might be a Next-Gen Console after all!
Nintendo recently had their Financial Results Briefing
for Fiscal Year Ended March 2015 and a lot of nice information came with it…
The first thing that grabbed my attention is that the hardware that’s codenamed “NX” might in fact be a next gen console that will rival the likes of PS4 and Xbox One.
According to the briefing:
On the other hand, Nintendo continues to have strong passion and believes in the promising prospects for the future of our dedicated video game system business. We will deploy our game business on smart devices not because we think that the dedicated game system business will wane, but because doing so will encourage a greater number of people to associate with Nintendo IP, to become familiar with the charms of video games and, eventually, to explore more premium experiences on our dedicated game systems. To realize this, we need to create a bridge between the two platforms.
When we announced our business alliance with DeNA, we announced an “integrated membership service,” with the mission of establishing a bridge between smart devices and dedicated game systems. The membership service will encompass multiple devices such as our existing Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, the dedicated game system NX, which is currently under development, smart devices and PCs.
They referred to it as a dedicated game system, to me that sounds like a damm console but maybe I’m jumping the gun too soon. If this is true and there is going to be a new Nintendo system to be announced at E3 2015, will it be on par with the PS4 and the Xbox One.
The PS4 and Xbox One specs have similar AMD architecture at their base core, but PS4 has a clear advantage with a faster 8GB GDDR5 memory, while Xbox One has a 8GB DDR3 ram.
Will Nintendo finally learn from their mistakes and give the Nintendo fan base a true next-gen console, guess E3 holds the answer we seek.