Out of nowhere Nintendo has revealed it is creating a new “dedicated game system” dubbed the NX. The NX is described by Nintendo as a “new hardware system with a brand-new concept”. What that concept is remains to be seen.
“As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename ‘NX’,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.”
The new system will make use of a new membership service created together with DeNA – which is also working with Nintendo to create new mobile titles utilising Nintendo’s IP.
“Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, the new hardware system with a brand-new concept, NX, and smart devices and PCs, and Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service,” explained Iwata.