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daredevil.shark said:
By the time NX launches PS4 will have 60 million user base and Xbox One will have 30 million user base with cheaper option. Plus PS4 Neo and Xbox One two will also release. Competition will be fierce.

NX is a gen 9 platform though it's not meant to beat out those platforms per say it's meant to deal with what comes after much like Megadrive releasing during the NES era. PS4 Neo and X1 slim won't have games specific to them either.



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Wyrdness said:
daredevil.shark said:
By the time NX launches PS4 will have 60 million user base and Xbox One will have 30 million user base with cheaper option. Plus PS4 Neo and Xbox One two will also release. Competition will be fierce.

NX is a gen 9 platform though it's not meant to beat out those platforms per say it's meant to deal with what comes after much like Megadrive releasing during the NES era. PS4 Neo and X1 slim won't have games specific to them either.

Saying Wii U was a gen 8 platform and didn't have to beat 360/PS3 didn't exactly help that out...



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Ka-pi96 said:

Saying Wii U was a gen 8 platform and didn't have to beat 360/PS3 didn't exactly help that out...

360 didn't beat out PS2 but look how well it did, Megadrive didn't beat out the NES but that did well, the idea is not to beat out the previous gen it's to gain a strong footing in its current gen as the previous gen will be phased out and that's what Wii U didn't do in its head start.



I'm starting to think that NX isn't a console after all..

-It won't simply replace Wii U or 3DS. If it was a console, why mention 3DS? It will replace them obviously as the next thing but it won't be a standard replacement.

-They are ignoring E3 as well as the typical launch period (Holidays)

Honestly, it could be anything involving gaming at this point.



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Rain2 said:
I'm starting to think that NX isn't a console after all..

-It won't simply replace Wii U or 3DS. If it was a console, why mention 3DS? It will replace them obviously as the next thing but it won't be a standard replacement.

-They are ignoring E3 as well as the typical launch period (Holidays)

Honestly, it could be anything involving gaming at this point.

Yep... Nintendo Smart phone confirmed? am I right? >_<' (please dont be true).

*edit: still think its a console btw. Its what nintendo does... them not makeing a console... would be weird.



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JRPGfan said:

Yep... Nintendo Smart phone confirmed? am I right? >_<' (please dont be true).

*edit: still think its a console btw. Its what nintendo does... them not makeing a console... would be weird.

Yeah, I agree. For now, I'm just going to assume it's a console. Just, if it's not, I won't be shocked..

it's still kind of odd tho. Before, we would know for a fact it's a console or Handhed system. The fact that I'm questioning that tho says something



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Wyrdness said:
Hiku said:

Yeah, like I always said, even in the "Would you like to go on record" thread, a 2016 release, including up until March 2017 at the latest.

Still surprised that they would miss the holiday window though, as that seemed like a more likely target.

They also said that DS won't replace GBA.
This probably just means that it will be a new concept.

 

That tweet is misleading as this is the quote.

 

“At this current stage, I’m not able to say. However, it’s not merely the successor to the handheld 3DS or stationary console Wii U. This will be hardware that’s been made with a new way of thinking. I’d like to announce more particulars regarding its specs and how it works another time this year.”

 

Their President essentially said what Iwata did in that it's not just a simple replacement, he hasn't said it's not replacing the said platforms.

Yeah, figured as much.



MikeRox said:
Raze said:

I just came here to say "I told you so!" to all the people that said I had no idea what I was talking about when I said the NX wouldn't come out until 2017. =P 

March does seem like an odd time of year for a launch, though.

It's the end of the financial year. I said March 2017 in the crow thread. It does mean they can offset the hardware manufacturing into the previous year so bigger losses or lower profit in the current year that started on the first of April.

 

I'd count march as 2016 really (at least from a business perspective), as people saying 2017 vs 2016 meant next holidays. So are actually further out. (Never less than a year between unveiling and release was the main argument.) If have been amazed if it was any later than March as everything pointed to this fiscal year.

At bolded part: Yeah, as my birthday is in March and the next one will be the end of my 30s, I insist that March is not part of the prior year ;) I get what you're saying, however. Of course, Nintendo has been the king of delays, so I'd say March is a tentative thought. All the same, it still holds up to that 6-7 year console release cycle. 



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Wyrdness said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Saying Wii U was a gen 8 platform and didn't have to beat 360/PS3 didn't exactly help that out...

360 didn't beat out PS2 but look how well it did, Megadrive didn't beat out the NES but that did well, the idea is not to beat out the previous gen it's to gain a strong footing in its current gen as the previous gen will be phased out and that's what Wii U didn't do in its head start.

I think he is talking about how poorly WiiU did when they took this secluded approach of only relying on themselves. 360 and Megadrive competed with PS3 and SNES and had many of the same games.
So when you look at WiiU as an 8th gen console, it was a collosal failure in that regard. And I don't think Nintendo can do anything about the 9th generation on their own either, outside of what they did for the WiiU themselves. No one else will make 9th gen games until the industry as a whole is ready to move forward. And if NX is only slightly stronger than PS4, then when the "real" 9th gen consoles come out, NX will be even further behind the other current consoles in terms of power than WiiU was, and we'll see problems in that area again.
So if we look at NX as a 9th gen console, it will likely be a failed one as well in that regard. I expect most of NX's games to be 8th gen titles + Nintendo's own games. Therefore I'll probably refer to it as Nintendo's 7th generation console, or one that joins the collective 8th generation a few years late.