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Old March 17 2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Nintendo NX and Mobile Developments

At a shareholder meeting today, Nintendo announced a partnership with a Japanese company called DeNA to create mobile games using Nintendo IPs. It begins people. Mario and Link on your smartphone.

To quell fears that Nintendo would be abandoning hardware entirely in favour of mobile development, Nintendo also announced that their next system, code named NX, is currently in development and due to be officially revealed next year (with a release in 2017?). This could be a 3DS successor, Wii U successor, or some hybrid portable/console system. We don't know yet.

Nintendo Life has compiled a handy guide/faq on everything that we know so far.
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Old March 17 2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Nintendo NX and Mobile Developments

Ninty just branching out to the mobile market to grab some of that easy cash, but you will no doubt still need Nintendo hardware to play real first party stuff.
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Old March 17 2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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Re: Nintendo NX and Mobile Developments

I guess we can prepare for a flood of Nintendo-themed F2P garbage.
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Old March 17 2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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Y'know, I wish Nintendo would focus on releasing games for their current consoles.
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Old March 17 2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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Wut? Since when are they not?
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Old March 17 2015, 08:52 PM   #6
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I guess they held out for so long due to the Philips CD-I fiasco, afraid of what it might mean for their brands if they weren't in absolute control of them. And I can see why, as they were abysmal.
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Old March 17 2015, 08:56 PM   #7
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No, they held out because they fundamentally don't understand the smartphone/tablet market and have no interest in doing so. That's why they're farming this out to another company, after all.
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Old March 17 2015, 09:18 PM   #8
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Wut? Since when are they not?
This has been a Nintendo thing since the Gamecube, maybe N64: Nintendo puts out a handful of games per system that are must-play killer games--and they are usually phenomenal--and then we're talking about their next generation console already.

A lack of any real third party support highlights this.

I think a lot of people buy Nintendos for Nintendo games, and I really hope they don't lose focus on the style and quality of games that built their house.

I'm not trying to present a false dichotomy here; maybe they can excel at both. It was more just an off the cuff remark.
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Old March 18 2015, 12:44 AM   #9
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I guess we can prepare for a flood of Nintendo-themed F2P garbage.
*psst* They already have. *cough*Pokémon Shuffle*cough*.

It's ok, but man is it F2P. They want people to buy, buy, buy.
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Old March 18 2015, 07:26 AM   #10
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My prediction for Project NX is a hybrid handheld/big-screen console. Will be interesting to watch.



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Old March 18 2015, 12:41 PM   #11
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I guess we can prepare for a flood of Nintendo-themed F2P garbage.
*psst* They already have. *cough*Pokémon Shuffle*cough*.

It's ok, but man is it F2P. They want people to buy, buy, buy.
I know. The sort of stuff is probably Nintendo's future. Ugh!
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Old March 18 2015, 01:12 PM   #12
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Your worries about Nintendo's future is unfounded, you'll see.

Ninty will be fine.



Edit: Oh, and also this:

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Old March 18 2015, 02:07 PM   #13
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Old March 18 2015, 04:53 PM   #14
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Y'know, I wish Nintendo would focus on releasing games for their current consoles.
I completely agree with you but if Nintendo started to make NX class starships, I wouldn't mind
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Old March 18 2015, 05:32 PM   #15
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LightyKD wrote: View Post
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Y'know, I wish Nintendo would focus on releasing games for their current consoles.
I completely agree with you but if Nintendo started to make NX class starships, I wouldn't mind
The only problem with that is they would only support it for three years, then they would kill of a major games charactor for no real reason, the just before it ended we would find out it was really a older console like the wii under the hood all this time.
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