Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cut the Crap, Nintendo

Courtesy of TechnoBuffalo, here's what CEO Tatsumi Kimishima is saying about the upcoming Nintendo game system, tentatively titled the NX:

When the NX is released, the Wii U business will slow…However, the NX is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS. It’s a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U, but I don’t feel it’s a pure replacement for the Wii U.

Heh, right. It feels like we're the ones getting buffaloed here. Didn't you pull this "third pillar" crap before with the Nintendo DS? Oh yes, I'm pretty sure you did, to cover your asses in case that system bombed. Nobody believed it then, and they don't believe it now. 

It's possible that the NX will reinvent gaming in the same way the motion-controlled Wii had ten years ago... although it's hard to say if those changes will be for the better. (The previously reviewed Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was released for the Wii along with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I dread to think of how it would have played with the unwelcome addition of waggle.) I'm sure gamers would love to know what Nintendo has planned for their next system, but the empty hype is something we could all do without.

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