With 2016 quickly approaching the moment at which Nintendo will discuss the Nintendo “NX” is also looming.
In the latest Time interview featuring Nintendo’s new President Tatsumi Kimishima, he states NX will be a new experience and that the company plans to move on from the Wii, Wii U. Whether that means branding, console specs it’s definitely an exciting time to speculate on what the NX could be.
Below is the interview more in depth and words directly fron Kimishima.
“As far as NX goes, I’ve said it’s different and obviously a new experience,” he tells me. “If you look back to the beginning of our conversation today, we talked about the transition from Wii hardware to the Wii U hardware and how difficult it is to explain to the consumer base what is different and new about the new hardware. It’s difficult to convince them to switch from their current platform to the next platform.”
“That being said, I can assure you we’re not building the next version of Wii or Wii U. It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.”
He also discusses how Nintendo will not be abandoning software support for Wii U.
Kimishima: “The company intends to keep making software for the WiiU So we can’t just abandon them and say ‘Hey, it’s time to move on to the next thing.’ Of course we are working on NX and looking at the experiences we can bring to that platform. But first our job at this point is to support the consumers who have purchase Wii U and make sure that they have software experiences available to them.”
More from Kimishima and the full TIME article/interview Here.