Technology: What we know about Nintendo NX

(From The Verge)

Last night Nintendo announced some big news: the company’s next home console, code-named NX, will be launching globally in March 2017. That’s a quick turnaround from the Wii U, which launched in November 2012.

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Nintendo has been very quiet about its NX device.

However, even though it’s releasing in less than a year, we know very little about what the NX actually is. Nintendo has been very quiet about what the device will be, but thanks to a number of reports and rumors, we can at least piece together some details on the Wii U’s successor.

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The only thing Nintendo has really said about the NX so far is that it will be very different from the company’s last two consoles. “I can assure you we’re not building the next version of Wii or Wii U,” Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said in an interview with Time last year. “It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.” He also called it “a next step in our dedicated device strategy, the core and primary focus of our business.” Read More



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