haha, you could be waiting 2 years yet you know? But get yourself hyped
Powerful Wii U. New, optional gamepad. Old gamepad supported. Games don't rely on it but can be used for off-screen gaming. It has to play handheld games on the screen, somehow. I can well imagine a merging of handheld and home consoles, or at least some option at remote playing big games on their New 3DS and some way of beaming handheld games onto a TV.
(regarding Sony's headset, are we sure this is for the PS4? Because even the PS4 struggles to keep 60fps at 1080p, and we're supposed to believe the headset is running at what, 90 or 120fps? I think we're going to either see a more powerful PS4 or a new system for whenever it launches)
Nintendo doesn't support their consoles usually beyond 5-6 years unlike Sony which can do it for a decade. Nintendo spaces their flagships in a span of 4-5 years. Once that is done, the next console gets ready. Imagine PS3 is still being supported nearly NINE years later. Wii U is Nintendo's biggest flop since the GameCube. Every console since NES only had a 5-6 year lifespan. SNES released in 1991 had to make headway for N64 in 1996. N64 had to make room for GCN in 2001. GCN was no longer getting major support once Wii arrived in 2006. Wii U comes out first in the next gen in 2012. It isn't even three years and Nintendo is thinking of NX. Talk about a company with a short attention span!
The Gameboy was supported for 14 years, the longest ever supported console. The DS was supported for 9 years. The Wii was supported for 7 years.
Their hand helds have a much longer lifespan.
Their consoles, though, have been lately mainly sort of "current generation" specs or build slightly upon their previous one (like Wii still have GC compatibility and Wii U has Wii compatibility), and a lower price so they won't have the lifespan of Sony of MS Consoles.
The article talked about the NX building on the Wii U platform but with the next innovation.
1. Wii U (games that work without the touchpad) and Wii backwards compatibility. Compatible with Wii and Wii U Pro and GameCube Controller Adapter.
2. Games can be 3D compatible (yes, that maybe their next "innovation"). 2D on standard screens.
3. Will have some sort of "XBox One Kinect" device with it. I think if anyone can pull it off, Nintendo can.
4. Can use Tablets, Smartphone, 2DS/3DS as extra controllers and screens.
5. Price for Console with 32Gigs, Pro Controller, HDMI Cable, "Kinect" Camera, and Game Download (Mario 3D World NX in 3D? ): $249.
I think the NX will be the "one to get" and have the immense popularity of the Gamecube and Wii.
Great games, a "normal" controller, decent hardware and just ad Netflix or something so people don't complain over the lack of VOD-functions..
If this new NX console will be backward compatible with Wii and Wii U, than we can all forget 3rd party support.
Another fail console on the horizon.
The big N should ditch the PPC technology and go x86 as the rivals do ...
It was in 2006 when Nintendo showed to us they longer cared about specs wars and hardcore gamers only to realize that demographic is the backbone of the industry. Casual gamers are now too busy playing on their smartphones and tablets. I like the move but this shows Nintendo in desperation mode and waving the white flag early for the Wii U while still playing catchup to Microsoft and Sony technically in specs.
Legend of Zelda Wii U has been delayed - no new launch date, yet...
Rumors are that the NX will be a more "advanced" Wii U platform/architecture.