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Rudy_Manchego

@DualWielding: That is why I could never justify a Wii U. I had a Wii because it quickly became a more budget console but I couldn't justify the price for a Wii U - not to mention the fact that Wii U games hold their price. I am interested to how the NX will be priced because if priced close to the PS4 or Neo it will have to really be worth it.

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Octane

@get2sammyb: I don't hope so! I just want Zelda already... Mighty No.9 will be released sooner than Zelda at this rate.

@themcnoisy: That patent describes modular buttons, it could be for anything really! I've the seen the most crazy Nintendo patents through the years, very few turn become actual products.

I personally don't think a phone is likely. They would have to compete with Windows, Apple and Google, and I don't think a lot of people are waiting for a Nintendo phone. The NX will replace the Wii U, that has become pretty clear from the investor's meeting. I wasn't sure at first, but now it's no secret anymore.

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Tasuki

@Octane: Of course the NX is meant to replace the Wii U, not sure how that could surprise anyone considering how bad the Wii U did sales wise. I think it would be more of a surprise if it wast replacing the Wii U.

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Octane

@Tasuki: GBA: 80 million; GameCube: 20 million. Both were launched in 2001, the GBA was replaced in 2004, the GameCube in 2006. I know it looks like it makes sense to replace the worst selling console first, but it doesn't always turn out to be the case. The 3DS is already more than 5 years old, it's pretty dated tech; I was expecting a successor rather sooner than later. Saleswise; The 3DS has been on a decline since 2014; a pretty steady decline. Meanwhile, the Wii U sold around 3-4 million units each year, no sign of a peak, nor decline. Up until their recent investor's meeting, the Wii U forecast had been pretty stable. Combine the age of the 3DS and the decline of 3DS hardware and software and you had a pretty good argument why the NX might've been a handheld that was ready to replace the 3DS. I still wonder how long they'll drag the 3DS along.

Anyway, my prediction from last year was that the 3DS would get a replacement this year and the Wii U next year. They're not losing money on the Wii U, so they could have stretched the console's lifespan to holiday 2017, as long as they provided the necessary software to keep the system 'alive'. I also said that this holiday won't be a good time to release a new console; The PS4 will probably peak this year and various VR system will also hit the market. The NX could have replaced either one and either option wouldn't have surprised me, but now we have more or less a confirmation, it's pretty clear to me. I'm not upset or anything, I just didn't want to make any expectations and set myself up for disappointment, that's all (:

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Tasuki

@Octane: I apologize is I sounded snarky in my last comment didn't mean to sound that way was just in a hurry that's all.

I see your point but the 3DS just had an upgrade with the New 3DS so it would think they would keep that for awhile longer. But then again, Nintendo has done revisions of hardware at the end of a consoles lifespan too i.e. the NES 2 and SNES jr.

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themcnoisy

@Octane: You do realise the Nintendo NX will be both a console and a unique mobile phone?

It's going to be boss!

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themcnoisy

@Octane: Yeah the interconnectivity within multiple patents describes the communication between 3 objects - the digital signal to the the base unit and / or mobile and radio signals between the base unit and mobile. They founded the tech through the wavebird and this is the evolution using it in a different way, like the wii remote was an evolution of the power glove. I'm 100% backing this idea. They semi entered the tablet sector with the wii u, now its full on mobile.

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Octane

@Tasuki: GBA SP and DS lite also came out a year before the system got replaced iirc. Also, no need to apologise. I know my stance on the whole matter has been an unpopular one, but I just like to keep all possibilities in mind; That way there's little room for disappointment.

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Tasuki

Wow with this news it sounds more and more like Nintendo is really starting to think towards the mobile gaming market.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/05/nintendo_wants_mobil...

So maybe a Nintendo phone isn't to far fetch. Or theY will become a mobile gaming company. Very sad to think of this but they have always found big success with handheld consoles like the GB and DS, so them doing mobile games is not far off. Maybe the NX is a phone console hybrid something like the Ngage.

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Octane

It just means that they want their mobile games to be succesful; Mobile is a gamble and less profitable than their current situation. I don't see why they would want to change that. Times are rough for Nintendo, and I don't agree with everything they do, but not everything is doom and gloom. Here's hoping that they don't screw up with the NX.

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Octane

The NX isn't the only Nintendo thing to skip E3. Pretty much everything will skip E3, except for Zelda U.

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RR529

Yeah, apparently their live stream of Zelda is happening at the same time their Digital Events did the last few years (and is about the same length), so it looks like Zelda really will be it.

Odd that they won't have anything in terms of 3DS to show. Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Pokémon Sun/Moon, Dragon Quest VII & VIII, and Monster Hunter Generations are surely worth showing videos of (also, during the investors meeting, the president did say that there are both unannounced 1st & 3rd party games still coming to the system, making it's absence all the more baffling).

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RR529

Saw over on Nintendo Life, that Nintendo has expanded their E3 plans.

In addition to the new Zelda, they'll be showing off Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Wii U), Dragon Quest VII (3DS), Monster Hunter Generations (3DS), Pokémon Sun/Moon (3DS), and "More".

They also have confirmed that there will be two days of Treehouse coverage of their games, which personally I think is the best thing to happen to E3 in a long time (would love to see Sony & MS ape the format).

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Gamer83

@get2sammyb:
But it's Nintendo, and like with everything Nintendo is the only one who does it the 'right' way. At least, that's what I've seemed to learn over the years from Nintendo fans. Only Nintendo innovates, anything it does is always more than 'just a gimmick' (even when it's not), blah blah blah.

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RR529

Ah, now that you mention that, I do remember watching some of the segments, but was disappointed in it for some reason.

The segments seemed shorter (5-15 mins per game, rather than 20-40 mins), and I don't remember them playing the demos with the developers (just splicing in bits of footage occasionally during the conversation). Then again, I only watched like 3 or 4 segments, so it's not fair of me to judge it as a whole.

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