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Nintendo is a terrific game maker, but as a company, I hate to say it but they really, really suck quite often.

The way they've handled this entire NX thing is a disgrace and I hope the entire thing is leaked by some Foxconn worker ruining whatever unveil they have planned.

Great game designers, incompetent business suits.



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wow. What the hell could possible be so big that it is preventing Nintendo from revealing the NX? I'm sure there is unfinished software and tweaking to be had. That is normal in product launches. But that should not prevent a reveal with some name dropping, carefully planned demos, etc.

Plus, now the "revealed in Fall" from E3 has turned into "NX info by end of year"?



Soundwave said:
Nintendo is a terrific game maker, but as a company, I hate to say it but they really, really suck quite often.

The way they've handled this entire NX thing is a disgrace and I hope the entire thing is leaked by some Foxconn worker ruining whatever unveil they have planned.

Great game designers, incompetent business suits.

I guess it's the timing. The announcement of NX over a year ago caught some off guard in thinking why so soon. Despite the fact that the reason why they announced it was to reassure those that thought of the end of console making Nintendo due to the announcement of mobile during the same conference back in March 2015. It's unfortunate that the Wii U couldn't give them a little more momentum and time that led to all this unfolding starting with the partnership with DeNA. Then with Iwata'a death and the restructuring of leadership, things didn't simply go back to operation so soon. Then again, they did say they'll talk about more this year so it doesn't mean ruling out December or November. We'll just have to see.



Isn't it funny how console and PC differ? If you're a PC part manufacturer you are yelled at if you "paper launch" by showing the product and specs but release to market months later. If you're a console builder people almost want the info on the next console when the previous one isn't even in the shop yet. 

Guys, the succes or failure doesn't depend on the moment of announcement or reveal. They could show it as late as 1 month in advance and it would make no difference to if it fails or not.

People in the market for a console will not opt to NOT buy a PS4/XBOne because info about the NX is available or not. It's the holidays. They'll buy the crap they want at THAT moment. Nobody will go, here is an IOU till March. The launch date is too far back from the holidays for that. 

The concept and announcement and list of titles will make you buy it or not. Not some arbitrary date at which you should have revealed anything.

 

Edit: fixed language. 



superchunk said:
wow. What the hell could possible be so big that it is preventing Nintendo from revealing the NX? I'm sure there is unfinished software and tweaking to be had. That is normal in product launches. But that should not prevent a reveal with some name dropping, carefully planned demos, etc.

Plus, now the "revealed in Fall" from E3 has turned into "NX info by end of year"?

Fall still goes on until November so who knows.



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At this point, they cannot afford to be quiet much longer. Then again; with the hype and mystery building up, the NX has likely already failed to live up to the expectations. I can't remember the last time a piece of hardware was more crucial to a company than the NX right now.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

ThePyroPath said:
Isn't it funny how console and PC differ? If you're a PC part manufacturer you are yelled at if you "paper launch" by showing the product and specs but release to market months later. If you're a console builder people almost want the info on the next console when the previous one isn't even yet in the shop.

Guys, the succes or failure doesn't depend on the moment of announcement or reveal. They could show it as late as 1 month in advance and it would make no difference to if it fails or not.

People in the market for a console will not opt to NOT buy a PS4/XBOne because info about the NX IQ available or not. It's the holidays. They'll but the crap they want at that moment. Nobody will go here is an IOU till March. They launch date is too far back from the holidays.

The concept and announcement and list of titles will make you buy it or not. Not some arbitrary date at which you should have revealed anything.

This guy.  He speaks the truth.



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Does anyone think they will keep the March release date? I have always thought it would be released In April to launch in their new fiscal year but now I am thinking I will delay much longer, possibly till Fall 2017
If not then Nintendo must think the NX is a guaranteed hit- either way, expectations are going to be difficult to manage



superchunk said:
wow. What the hell could possible be so big that it is preventing Nintendo from revealing the NX? I'm sure there is unfinished software and tweaking to be had. That is normal in product launches. But that should not prevent a reveal with some name dropping, carefully planned demos, etc.

Plus, now the "revealed in Fall" from E3 has turned into "NX info by end of year"?

There's nothing "so big" about it, don't build these things up in your head. Nintendo is just Nintendo-ing (being stupid, basically). 

This is the same company that wouldn't give any new info on games like Yoshi's Wooly World for like 18 months even though the Wii U badly needed some good news. Every freaking thing is a life or death top secret thing according to Nintendo that they have to hide from their own fanbase.



Maybe they should reveal it on Halloween and scare us all or push the reveal date to Thanksgiving.