Nintendo Keeping Hush, Hush on NX Console Details

Nintendo has decided that mum is the word when it comes to revealing any details on their next generation console. One might ask why, and it’s got a pretty simple explanation — Nintendo believes that competitors might take ideas from them. That would completely ruin any surprises that the company has in store for its fans and what fun would that be? “We can’t talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won’t be surprised,” Satoru Iwata said in a shareholder’s meeting today.

“This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders,” he continued. “The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases. Immediately cutting off software for previous hardware upon the release of a new machine is inefficient…. We will continue making 3DS and Wii software while preparing for the NX. We are prioritizing satisfying customers who purchased the Wii U.”

This seems to be the general consensus within Nintendo, as Reggie Fils-Amie stated during E3 that details on the NX console won’t be coming until 2016. This also mimicked what was said during the NX’s announcement. What gamers have to expect is almost a complete mystery at this point, though Iwata did hint that the company might go in a completely different direction than gamers might expect aiming to “change each person’s video gaming life.”