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Reggie Reiterates Nintendo is Focused on “the here and now” at E3 2015

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Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has stated again that the firm is “focused on the here and now”.

“We focus on the here and now. We’re not like other players in the space that might show a little bit of something that is going to be years in the making. It’s simply because we believe that in getting the fan base excited, we really want to satiate that excitement as soon as possible.”

Get my Take past the link. 

My Take:

This statement from Reggie supports the theory that Nintendo will be launching the NX in holiday 2016, or soon after. Nintendo’s E3 presentations have never just been focused on the “here and now”. They have always discussed future products. Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem were announced years ago. And where was Devil’s Third and Fatal Frame 5 at E3 2015? I would have loved to play and preview those games for PlayerEssence.

In my honest opinion, Nintendo has begun to develop a number of titles for NX so the system doesn’t repeat the mistakes the Wii U made at launch. Even Nintendo’s E3 booth was sparce. 90% of the demo stations were made up of three games: Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mario Maker and Star Fox Wii U. Three games we’ve known about for at least a year.

Source: Bloomberg


  • Macreen Smith
    • Marc Duarte

      Chi-chan best girl. I need a second season.

  • Phantom_6thMan

    Looking forward to the Nintendo Wii NX.

  • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

    I really wish people would keep calm regarding the whole NX thing. We will get a grasp of its concept next year as that is what Reggie said at the Digital Event. I don’t know why alot of so called “fans” are tooting the NX as if it’s the return of Jesus Christ.

    • Titangamecube

      If anything, that sets them up for even more disappointment. I think I might write off E3 forever, especially after this. Meltdowns, disappointing shows (NWC was good though), the scumbaggery from Sony (and the people defended that crap), and just games that look good but no concepts of how they play.

      • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

        I’m sorry but NX will not come close to this masterpiece of a console!

        • Titangamecube

          You know whats funny? Whenever Nintendo announces a new console, people still bitch about it. I remember the Wii and how many were bashing it ( I think there was a comic strip about that when comparing it to PS move). Then people wrote off the success. Thats where I wrote off gaming media for that shit.

        • Titangamecube

          Oh and one more thing: SNES got shat on because you couldn’t play your old NES games on it. Of course nowadays thats unacceptable but back then, it was understandable. The only way to play NES games on it were re-releases. Yeah I can go back on Nintendos history and see how innovative they were and continue to be.

          • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

            Was there any when Super GameBoy was released?

          • Titangamecube

            I think there was but it was probably at the end of the lifecycle of the gameboy. idk.

        • Jon Turner

          The SNES WAS awesome. It’s still my favorite system, no questions asked.

  • Rubix8703

    This is wow…. well, it was nice while it lasted. I am going to miss the old playeressence.

    • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

      I mean he does give Sony/Microsoft, and third parties too much credit as of late. Every announcement trailer usually has the words “looks good” or “looks amazing” but does it play good or play amazing? And the whole x86 architecture talk has gotten old too and I’m sick of seeing it in the comments section.

      • Rubix8703

        I have nothing to say on Microsoft and Sony, but this whole community seems to have just drastically changed. There was a time when an individual could come on here and not get bashed no matter what their stance.

        • Anti Activity

          I’m inclined agree with you here, the behaviour of the entire community has turned into another Gamespot comment section. It’s nothing but trolling, disgusting slurs,
          and screaming nowadays. I helped create the Rules of Conduct, but that seems it was entirely a waste of time since there’s absolutely no moderation of people’s behaviour in this site. People are flying off the handle because they’re aware there’s absolutely no serious consequences for their actions.

          I would like to say it was nice once knowing everyone here when things were civil, but it appears my time here is at an end. I wish things were the same as a year ago where everyone kept a level head, and the community was attempting to be courteous with one another, but it looks like it won’t return to the way it was.

          Bye everyone.

          • Rubix8703

            I have missed your logic. That’s one of the reasons why I stopped commenting as much. That, and I dislike Disque lol, but that’s a discussion for another time.

          • Anti Activity

            I would like to wish you well in your future endeavours.

          • NGX159 (KhAnime G)

            No don’t go, you was one of the few good ones on here!

          • Rubix8703

            You as well dude! Peace!

          • Mythosa

            Sorry to see you go Anti.

          • Titangamecube

            Imma be honest man. I have been guilty of doing all the things you have listed and Im going to explain why: ITs mainly people who try to pass off opinions as facts. I then try to explain the facts but then, I get disregarded for it. It kept being repeated to to the point where I just got tired of it. And then the lack of moderation doesn’t help either because it becomes fair game to who I can or others can insult. It wears on you. I mean I don’t want you to go but if you, see ya later man.

          • TimG57867

            I feel for you Anti Activity. It’s a shame how things have gone. I have been observing what’s happening these past few days and I don’t like.Even as new people joined and arguments broke out, things for the most part were still level. But look at it now. Some of the fights I’ve seen these past few days make it hard to believe that this is Playeressence. This is EXACTLY why I was afraid of switching to disqus. It’s more approachable than intensedebate, but for the same reason it’s also harder to keep things under control.

            I can only hope and pray that this will blow over. In any case, if you’re leaving Anti Activity, than I want you to know you had always been an awesome member. Bye.

          • Titangamecube

            I have a video for you:

            Its more related to league of legends but it hits whats happening now.

          • TimG57867

            Great video. This could easily be applied to Nintendo too. There’s no question that a lot of people disappointed in Nintendo’s E3 are making good, intelligent points or reasonable claims about why they’re dissatisfied. For instance, many people are quite right when they say that Nintendo could do a much better job handling their announcements or anticipating gamer reactions. But since there is now so much blind rage, vitriol, hate, misguided pondering, fighting, etc. going on, Nintendo won’t be able to tell the good feedback from the bad and might just screw it all together. This is an issue I think that has really hurt the game industry and probably many other ones too. People often make good criticism but either don’t make it appropriately, don’t think it through, or get overshadowed by screaming oafs. This just leads to companies toning out feedback altogether which is bad. I really hope Nintendo finds a way to get reasonable feedback from this E3 without being overwhelmed by all the blind hate.

          • Ray01X

            It really has gotten out of hand. :/
            E3 is supposed to be a fun time for gamers. I understand people’s disappointment, but some have been taking it way too far!
            An underwhelming E3 is no excuse for the amount of hate being thrown everywhere!

          • Titangamecube

            I think Matthew said it best: e3 is a dick measuring contest, except this case, everyone was flaccid

          • Titangamecube

            It also brings up this issue of accusations which then leads to a pissing contest of who has the better theory on what x company does. The sad fact is that only Nintendo gets this kind of scrutiny. If any about e3 tells me is this; take off the shaded glasses and then you’ll see no one really had a good e3. Everyone did the same thing confirmed the existence of games with very few surprises. The only difference is Nintendo had nwc, Sony had the shady kickstarter, and Microsoft had a car.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Anti, I think you’re overreacting a little bit. I do my best to moderate, but I have to be careful before I have people screaming censorship at me and making all sorts of negative videos.

        • Mythosa

          You’re right.

    • WSJ4L

      A tad over dramatic, dontcha think?

      • Rubix8703

        Lol tell me how? What did I say?

        • Mythosa

          HI Rubix

          • Rubix8703

            Hey dude, how have you been?

          • Mythosa

            I have been well. Very busy, but well.
            Been spreading my time out a lot lately so that means less time on this site and less time gaming, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing either. I have started exercising and eating healthier, lost 41 lbs last I checked since Feb and also took a motorcycle course, got my class 6 licence (motorcycle licence in canada, not sure what it is where you are from) and purchased a bike as well. No, not a midlife crisis :P, just expanding my hobbies.
            Also received a promotion at work. But I think that pretty much fills everything interesting that has went on fairly recently with me.
            How is your other half enjoying his PS4? Anything beyond Destiny yet? lol. 😛 JK.
            Hope you are well.

          • Rubix8703

            I lost a little weight myself and tried a new make up my sister was spearheading. Have a look.

          • Mythosa

            Looking good 😀

          • Rubix8703

            I miss chatting with you lol.

      • Rubix8703

        I wad speaking on the community reaction. So before you go assuming nonsensical stuff, ask for clarification first.

    • Guidosaur

      What’s so bad exactly? Francis gave you the straight facts/quotes in the title and first couple paragraphs. Then after that he gives his OPINION (not yelling, just don’t think you can italicize in Disqus). Alright so maybe you don’t agree with his opinion and maybe you think it’s really stupid. That doesn’t change the fact that all of the facts are still there and Francis hasn’t really changed the style of articles he posts. Not to mention, why would you want a site where you agree with the author at all times? Disagreeing is cool, it’s good to see things from a different perspective; it’s how we learn.

      • Rubix8703

        Who said anything about being bad? I simply stated “wow”, that’s all.

      • Rubix8703

        I am talking about the community reaction not Francis’s comment. See what happens when you assume lol.

        • Guidosaur

          Idk I mean the same core people are here, just with some other new people. I wouldn’t not want this site to have a growing comment user-base, even if I disagree with what they’re saying. People are gonna disagree, especially after E3.

          • Rubix8703

            Some people’s reactions are simply hyperbolic.

    • Wonder Dean

      eh, it’s probably been through worse.

      • Rubix8703

        I guess.

  • eyeofcore

    Francis, your opinion and argument has points yet that does not mean that it is what you think it is as you see what you want to see because you’re got let down by Nintendo’s digital event despite more games being announced for Wii U.

    What Reggie said only shows that they decided to change focus with their presentation which does not indicate at all that they are abandoning Wii U, you can be a sucker on misinformation that is spread by ignorant and paranoid individuals after they didn’t get what they wanted and proceed act like little kids.

    It is sad that you are ignoring Nintendo’s history, maybe you are ignorant Nintendo fan that didn’t pay attention that Nintendo that NES, SNES, N64 and GC had 5 years of support with Wii being exception to the rule like other 7th gen home consoles from competition.

    The moment Nintendo changes something its doom and gloom, first DS then Wii then prerecorded digital presentation and it seems that people don’t learn and it looks that you didn’t learn that in its entirety.

    You went doom and gloom as more games are announced for Wii U and claim that NX will be out by holiday of 2016 or soon after as you are ignorant or maybe you are ignoring Nintendo’s history and act as if Nintendo was Sega.

    Nintendo focus for this years E3 are games that are going to be released this year and early next year and we saw SMTxFE so its out in west in first quarter or early second quarter in west.

    Fatal Frame 5 and Devil’s Third are absent so I expect late July or historically an August Nintendo Direct like in last three years when Nintendo started doing Nintendo Directs. Sony and Microsoft moved couple of games from E3 to Gamescom which is in August thus a Nintendo Direct is likely if you have followed Nintendo well or if well informed involving Nintendo and their history as in this case involving Nintendo Directs that happened in August in the last three years.

    At this point and time, you as many many others are jumping to conclusion in an unstable emotional/mental state involving Nintendo thus your judgment is not clear so you can’t make a logical and rational conclusion. If you felt that you got kicked in “dem nutz” then of course you won’t be level headed.

    Nintendo would have been a company ran by idiots if they abandon Wii U now when they are making money off of it, recouping money that they lost in previous years and then making profit to fund their projects including NX, research and development costs, producing consoles costs, advertising costs… It adds up.

    Best time for Nintendo to launch a new console isn’t 2016, it is 2017 and if they persuade Square Enix and other companies to launch their titles on NX if its a home console then it will be a win for Nintendo.

    Nintendo and its current management saw what Sega did, they know what to do and what now to do and I hope you are aware of that…

    You know that there are a lot of people that love to trash talk Nintendo and a lot of people including you became suckers(lollipops)…

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      I never went to doom and gloom with NIntendo, nor did I say the Wii U is dead or anything like that. All I said is I feel they are holding games back, their booth was so sparce compared to last year where it was filled with Wii U games. Nintendo continues to tease the NX for a 2016 reveal, and we all know the system needs to launch with big hitters right? Games just don’t grow on trees over night, and I’m just giving my honest opinion on the matter. It’s not like I’m trying to trash Nintendo. And I even said the NX could launch holiday 2016 or 2017, so I’m not sure why you’re so upset with my opinion. I’m not bashing Nintendo or anything.

  • ProjectileComet

    http://operationrainfall.com/2013/05/16/why-do-third-parties-hate-nintendo/

    Some insight into the issue. Keep in mind I’m not entirely confident in this Guy’s credibility but he makes some very good points. If what he says is true then I doubt Nintendo will ever get third party support.

    Think about it, which company constantly turns a profit with every release of a console? Which company has the AAA first party titles that everyone clamors for?

    I’ve thought about it for a while and I’d be scared shitless of Nintendo if I were Sony or Microsoft. Even third parties are scared. How do you compete with The Legend of Zelda, or Donkey Kong, not to mention the red plumber himself. YOU DON’T!! You sit back and watch as they shovel in all the profit. And this console war is in Sony’s and Microsofts favor. People say “oh god, another Zelda and another Mario”….. Interesting. How many sequels were shown at e3 this year

    Doom
    Dark Souls
    Fallout
    Assassin’s Creed
    Uncharted
    Halo
    Mass effect
    Kingdom Hearts

    And sooooo many more. Also think about what exclusives do for the competitors. Check sales for first party games on PlayStation and Xbox……they never lead in sales. Instead you will see GTA and COD. If Nintendo can turn a profit with just their AAA games, why do they really need 3rd parties? To outshine and outsell their own games? Not gonna happen under Nintendo’s watch and rightfully so

    • Jon Turner

      That’s a post from WAAY back when. Things might be different now. We don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes anymore than the guy who wrote that. I say give the benefit of the doubt.

  • getagrip

    the only way third partys will go nintendo is if

    1 they need more plats to profit

    2 sony goes under

    3 the industry crashs

    4 tey have no choice but to do so

    x86 excuse

    cart excuse

    gamecube disc excuse

    wii remote excuse

    WHAT IS THE NEXT EXCUSE

    THEY KNOW WII REMOTE RAPES TWIN ANOLOG STICKS IN FPS ETC

    THEY KNOW GYRO MOUSE IS FANTASTIC

    there stubben out of touch idiots that built a industry on a dualshock way of doing things REFUSETO EVOLVE OR TAKE RISKS

    nintendo is leading the industry THEY KNOW IT AND HATE IT

    COD COULD BE REVOLUTIONARY WITH MOUSE AIMING GYRO AND TOUCH SCREEN OPTERMIZATION OR WII REMOTE AND GAMEPAD AS A TACTICAL HUD

    FIFA COULD BE OMETHING NEW AND REVOLUTIONARY ON GAMEPAD AND OR WII REMOTE LIKE PES WII WAS

    STOP CALLING ONLY GRAPHICS GETTIG BETTER (NEXT GEN)

  • Marc Duarte

    It’s quite obvious Francis that you’re letting your emotions cloud your judgement with all this conjecture and zero facts to back it up. My advice is to just take a breather and come back when things have cooled down. Nothing good ever comes out of letting your emotions run unchecked like that. You’re definitely not helping the situation at all by jumping on the doom and gloom bandwagon. We already have enough morons riding it at the moment. Please don’t belittle yourself by becoming one of them.

    (Well, this E3 was most certainly the last straw. Next time, I’m staying well clear of all gaming sites right after watching the Digital Event. The amount of vitriol directed at Nintendo is just sickening.)

    • Jon Turner

      It’s not “doom and gloom.” It’s a wake-up call. Nintendo made a disappointing show this year, and WiiU is obviously not recovering despite what is happening, so Nintendo’s next system WILL have to be a hit. If it lacks games I wish to play on it then I’ll have to buy another system to compliment it. Simply put, it shows that Nintendo needs to make wiser choices next gen.

      That said I agree that SOME of the vitriol is a bit over-the-top. The petition to cancel the game for instance. But others can provide constructive criticism without doing so, and Francis was doing nothing but providing constructive criticism. If anything, it shows that Nintendo’s way of doing things needs to have a change.

      • WSJ4L

        The NX being “a hit” will in no way guarantee it gets third party support. The Wii was a hit, yet thirds used it as a dumping ground to fund their HD wet dreams. The PS3 wasn’t a hit from the get-go, yet third parties still stood by it and even released exclusives for it. The only way Nintendo will get heavy third party support is if either Sony or Microsoft leave the market (which I doubt will happen anytime soon), or if Nintendo pays up.

    • Joshua

      That’s why I’ve tried my hardest to control them, because when I leave my emotions unchecked I end up becoming tense and unnecessarily vitriolic and profane at others. I’ve had a similar problem for years and it’s something that I need to address for some time.

  • NBR

    Okay, I got to get something of my chest I get real tired of
    reading about this NX console and Wii U’s power.

    First the NX; It’s going to be a handheld; Nintendo always revealed the
    handhelds first from the DS forward.

    On to Tonabe’s comment on Prime the DS had prime so why can’t this NX console?

    Second Wii U power; It doesn’t mean anything to most devs, if it did, the PS2
    wouldn’t have gotten third party, it was the weakest console during the 6th
    generation. The Wii U is about the same to develop for as the Xbox 360 was
    Kamiya tweeted, “Same, I think. RT @ErgoKnight: how easy/hard was the Wii
    U to develop for compared to 360/ps3?”

    Next you can make any game run on any system for the most part an example Black
    ops 1, and Modern Warfare 3 ran on the Wii.

    So you ask “why won’t it get third party?” multiple reasons most likely: some
    devs might just not like Nintendo, others may think there is no point because
    it’s the weakest selling. Who knows it could be a behind the scenes thing we
    may never really know.

    It closing Francis this isn’t meant to be disparaging too you or the site
    itself I’m one of the silent followers here so I apologize if it comes off as
    such.

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      No problem at all dude. We can disagree, that’s ok. I respect your opinion and how you put it.

  • rafael

    allright, we are all happy about nintendo next big home console and how it will destroy everything and conquer the galaxy…but lets not forget that we bought a console expecting at leats a little third party support and a ton of great nintendo games, and we still havent gotten a traditional 3d mario, like a galaxy 3 or something, and we are not getting a metroid game apparently for it…so im not giving nintendo a free pass on this one…nx will have be really good to make up for the wii u.

    • Wonder Dean

      If only two very specific games can justify your purchase, no wonder you’re disappointed.

      • Joshua

        So SM3DW doesn’t count then?

        • Wonder Dean

          Technically not, it has 3D gameplay and environments but a linear style akin to the 2D games, so it doesn’t fit his idea of a 3D Mario game.

          Incidentally, I do think it’s wrong to disclude it, as it’s a phenomenal game, and people ignore it for stupid reasons.

        • rafael

          not full blown 3d mario…just look at mario kart 8 and imagine what a exploration”120 stars” type of mario could be on wii u…too bad, i enjoy my wii u very much, but these are games i safely assumed would come when ive bought the system

      • rafael

        its not about two very specific games, its about getting the full nintendo support with everything that u would expect from a nintendo console; im not complaining about the lack of zelda, mario kart or smash because we got/ gonna get these

        • Wonder Dean

          I guess the Nintendo 64 isn’t a full Nintendo console either, on account of no Metroid. Neither is the 3DS and DS for the same reasons as well? The Wii had no Star Fox and F-Zero, was that not a full experience? The Gamecube had no Kirby platformer and no Donkey Kong game, is that still included as well?

          • rafael

            come on, ever since wii u was announced, people were anticipating a new metroid prime game… i can even show reggie promoting the wii u mentioning metroid; metroid now is a diferent thing then it was back in the n64 days…would u easily accept a nintendo system with no zelda, for example? they never officially promised a zelda game but a lot o people sure bought the system confident that a zelda game would come…the same thing with traditional 3d mario, and a 3d metroid…but nintendo doenst need to worry, becuase u guys certainly arent going to demand anything

          • WSJ4L

            Zelda and Mario are Nintendo’s bigger franchises, so of course people are gonna expect those games on a Nintendo console. Metroid isn’t as big, so other franchises have taken priority over it.

          • Wonder Dean

            You would buy a system based on promises and nothing else? On promises that you made up for yourself? And again, your standards for a full Nintendo lineup is superficial. Being disappointed is understandable, but the fans going ballistic like this is completely unacceptable.

  • Nin12gage

    People still feeling that e3 heat i see. Will anyway i seen gamestop or ign supposed to have 5 wii u game to show are something like that anyone read up on that??

  • getagrip

    THEY DIDNT SUPPORT N64

    THEY DIDNT SUPPOT GAMECUBE

    THEY DIDNT SUPPORT WII

    THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTING WIIU

    X86 MY ASSHOLE

    • Mega Prime

      Care to elaborate who you’re talking about?

  • gaugheyad

    Nintendo will go with the hardware that works best and makes the most sense for them. If anyone thinks that if the Wii U had been x86 based that it would be seeing better 3rd party support… there simply isn’t a word in the English language for stupid of that level. As I’ve said before x86 is a red herring. It’s not what’s keeping 3rd party support off the Wii U. Period.

    “This statement from Reggie supports the theory that Nintendo will be
    launching the NX in holiday 2016, or soon after. Nintendo’s E3
    presentations have never just been focused on the “here and now”.”

    Stop. Just please stop with your armchair quarterbacking. They’ve actually been talking about not revealing games until they were much closer to release for a few years now.

    “They
    have always discussed future products. Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s
    Woolly World and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem were announced years
    ago. And where was Devil’s Third and Fatal Frame 5 at E3 2015? I would
    have loved to play and preview those games for PlayerEssence.”

    So they mentioned a couple games a few years ago. And what happened
    with those games? They ended up going silent for a while. Probably
    because, as they already stated, they were having a harder time than
    they expected adapting to HD game development. They REALLY thought those
    games were coming out earlier.

    As for X, it was delayed maybe six months from their initial release window that was announced in it’s very first trailer. I don’t know why you’re mentioning it.

    The lack of Devil’s 3rd and Fatal Frame 5 is odd but they’re releasing in Europe this year. You think they’re going to hold back their NA release for the NX, which is probably a good 2+ years away? Not happening.

    People… Nintendo has a hardware timeline. They’ve had it for years and they’re not going to suddenly drop it because the Wii U is selling poorly. Did they do that when the GC sold poorly? Nope. How about when the Virtual Boy flopped? Not at all.

    Stop pushing this idea that they’re abandoning the Wii U and rushing to get a new home console out. You’re only causing more harm.

    You’re literally telling people NOT to buy a Wii U because their next system is right around the corner when it’s not. And for this to CONTINUALLY be coming for the site owner…

    I’m extremely disappointed to see yet another gaming site turn to literally inventing stories in order to drum up hits because that’s what this is.

    It’s clickbait.

    Nothing more.

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      “I’m extremely disappointed to see yet another gaming site turn to literally inventing stories in order to drum up hits because that’s what this is.”

      If you think that’s the case you’re welcome to leave. I’m not going to argue against your essays anymore. It’s my opinion, and if you can’t repect that, then don’t read my site anymore.

      Crying about everything I say in essay form will do you no good. Who said anything about holding back Devil’s Third or Fatal Frame in North America? This is the type of bullshit I’m talking about.

      Plain and simple, stop reading the site if you have a problem with what I’m saying.

      • gaugheyad

        “Plain and simple, stop reading the site if you have a problem with what I’m saying.”

        In other words don’t criticize me or get out.

        Way to go tiny dictator! You’re sure endearing yourself and proving just how different your site is. You’re all inclusive until someone actually questions you and then it’s “Shut up or there’s the door”.

        Thanks. I think I will take you up on that. The level of bullshit that you’ve been spreading lately is making it hard to walk around. It’s getting knee deep in here.

        Aren’t you so glad that you were able to quell this rebellion of one? Feel good about yourself? You’ve proven to be just as shallow and petty as all the other sites I’ve given up on over the years.

        You know, this is the only site I’ve been posting on for, well, since I first started posting here. Probably been a couple of years ago. Thanks for taking that away from me.

        Well, it was fun while it lasted but obviously I’ve warn out my welcome.

        Have fun being a jackass!

        I won’t be missing your attitude and bullshit.

        Via con dios!… etc, etc…

      • Titangamecube

        You know what Francis I’m fucking disappointed. You fail to respond to actual criticism because someone disagrees with you. But I’m going criticize you on other things; you are slow to respond to the increase of the trolls. You don’t bring up any meaningful discussions at all except for bullshit like the nx. You didn’t even respond to the shadiness that Sony did with Shenmue 3 and said you’re looking forward but then say you got witches 3 because of their good business practices. Not mention, the level of quality for this site has gone down because you fail to moderate it. I’ve had told you to be impartial. Isn’t that the point of being a moderator of a site? But you instead fuel ideas and split the community apart. I’m not suggesting to not have an opinion but to not fuel anyone’s side of the story, regardless of how you feel about it. That’s my frustration. I get that you’re a busy man but so am I and others are as well. but if someone can’t have an opinion because they disagree, then you need to revise your code of conduct. be more impartial.

        • ProjectileComet

          Disagreeing is one thing, it all depends on delivery. I took nothing this getagrip guy said seriously because he had his keyboard on Caps Lock the entire post and just goes off on anyone who has a response. Another thing, if you’re talking about the “My Take” at the end of an article, I actually appreciate that. It sparks discussion ( which you said he doesn’t do ) and he is also a fellow gamer so his opinion is appreciated for what it is AN OPINION. I’ve never seen Francis go off on someone for disagreeing as long as they did so in a respectful and calm way. Too many people think that just because they have a keyboard they can just mouth off and make no sense and call people out for the sake of it

          • Titangamecube

            Dude, he has gone off on the guy in question a couple of times because he disagreed with him. Do I not deserve the right to criticize him on his actions than? You know what funny, he only does this when Nintendo is involved, not any other company. Color me suspicious. He needs to either show that he can be impartial or he needs to get someone else with different views. Because I think it’s unfair to support one side as a site admin.

          • Jon Turner

            Not just because he disagreed with him. But because of HOW he disagreed with him. He was very disrespectful and rude about it.

          • Titangamecube

            So you telling him he can’t have opinion is not? Honestly, it’s fair game unless Francis decides to revise his sites code of conduct. And those rules need to be considered by the community because this is the continuation of the frustrations that some have expressed on the site.

          • WSJ4L

            I think he’s been banned too. Well either that or he’s deleted his account…

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            I didn’t ban him, he left on his own accord if he is gone.

          • WSJ4L

            Fair enough.

          • Jon Turner

            Well whatever happened to him, good riddance. He WAS being very condescending and rude.

          • Titangamecube

            You were too. You’re not innocent at all man.

          • Jon Turner

            How was I condescending or rude? I didn’t go around calling people “morons” or calling names or even tried to put down other people. I only got upset because I didn’t like being insulted about “not being a real Nintendo fan” just because I didn’t think Nintendo had such a great show this year and thinking that they need to make improvements. If that’s being “rude and condescending”, I don’t know WHAT is. It’s different from name calling and making other people feel like dirt, neither of which I remember ever doing.

          • Titangamecube

            You insisted upon the fact that he could not criticize you. You criticize me so whats the problem? The moment you did that, its fair game to what people can say now to anyone. Thats a problem.

          • Jon Turner

            Me criticize you? No, I simply disagreed with you. If anything I said came across as such, it was unintentional. I tried to be as polite as possible, but I didn’t like the way you or him were coming across at me. That’s why I got so angry. Otherwise I do not in any way show up on this site to pick a fight with anybody, least of all you. If anything, I feel like you’re the one who tries to pick a fight with me because when you jump on my posts instead of just ignoring them (and nobody said you had to read them anymore than I have to read anyone else’s), it felt like an attack. Now maybe it’s because you disagree with the things I say, and I understand that. However, putting me down constantly is stretching it. I’m not saying another word to you about this because what I have said is what I meant to say, but if you choose to call me a liar or a “non-fan” because of that, well, I don’t know WHAT else to say. As far as I’m concerned, I am trying to be honest with my feelings. I am not trying to put down anyone else.

          • Titangamecube

            I never called you a liar. But let me tell you why I get on your ass: Its your repetition of arguments that have been debunked and negativity despite the good news and this was before E3 mind you. It gets to a point where it come off as annoying.

          • Titangamecube

            It’s most likely deletion because if it’s a ban, we would still see his account.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            I never censored his opinion, so why are you getting all up in arms? He is allowed to say what he has said no?

            He claimed this article was clickbait and it wasn’t. I clearly explained that. He said, I said they are holding Devil’s Third and Fatal Frame 5 to release on NX, I never said that.

            This guy has some legitmate comments mixed in with bullshit. But if he’s going to make things up in order to get my attention, then I’m not going to waste my time with him.

          • Titangamecube

            Then I have the right criticize you on bullshit you spew then. Sounds fair right?

          • Mythosa

            Titan, he tried to allow others to post articles and even their own opinion articles. Unfortunately it ended badly. To the point where the site could have been shut down and legal action could have been taken. It was very unfortunate.
            If I were in his shoes I would have done the same thing, it’s part of his livelihood and it is his site so he ends up being responsible for it.
            As for moderation… Well, it could be better, there is no denying that, but again, these positions would likely come without pay on a volunteer basis. Francis does have another job as well (full time I assume) and this is a side project. We can’t expect him to be here 24/7. One of the best ways that everyone could help moderate would be for everyone to follow the rules that are already laid out. Then it would be quite easy for him to find the people that aren’t following them.
            Everyone is entitled to their views, this is something you need to learn. It’s not being salty, biased or anything negative necessarily, it’s just different. Unless something is directly linked to factual information you should take everything as opinion based whether they speak about it as fact or not, that’s generally an easy way to deal with much of this nonsense.
            Anyway dude, I’m not sure where all this aggression has come from with you lately, but it’s a bit of a shame. You used to be a great member on this site and someone I enjoyed talking to regularly. I miss the old Titan. By the way, this is not an attack, just pointing out an observation.
            Take it easy.

        • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

          I fail to respond to “actual criticism”…. not really. But I’m not going argue with you here.

          I don’t bring up meanful discussions? Completely subjective. I disagree with you.

          The Level of quality of the site has been fine, if you don’t think so, then that’s fine as well. You asked me what I thought about Shenmue, I told you its cool. I don’t know about any “shadyness” you speak of.

          My code of conduct is fine. But moderating it by myself is hard.

          • Titangamecube

            He criticized you over the NX using what ever architecture and was refering to some on the site thinking that Devils Third and Fatal Frame are coming to the NX. The level of qaulity has gone down because of trolls and people not understand what the hell they are talking. Its a shitstorm and your ignoring it. Your code of conducts needs to be revised because apparently, I can’t criticize people because I hurt their feelings.

      • ProjectileComet

        I’d recommend this site to anyone who lives gaming. I literally check this site everyday. I’ve never seen anything remotely close to clickbait on this site and I totally respect that. Respect your audience and you will prosper. Keep up the good work dude!

      • Joshua

        This site has seriously gone downhill since the transition to Disqus from IntenseDebate this year. Sad to see a promising gaming site from the past two years going down the very path that it refused to conform to. That’s all I will say about this and I didn’t even need to use profanity for that.

  • Hardin Twentyfive

    I’m not going to say you’re right or totally wrong. My belief is that the NX, whichever system it will succeed, is not coming next year. I think Reggie is simply saying that they don’t want to announce stuff we won’t see Fall/Holiday 2016, like MS and Sony. I know it may cause disappointment but it is a good approach. I’m sure, by November or December, we will see Zelda, possibly Metroid U, and other 2016 games leading into E3 2016.

    • Eric

      Hardin, I think you’re right. My problem with the idea of the NX releasing by next holiday is that it seems rushed. No console, to my knowledge, has been announced and then come out only six months later. The 3DS was announced in March 2010, and was released the following year in March. This pattern was also shown with the Wii U as well, being announced in 2012, and coming out in 2013. Them breaking this tradition just because the Wii U is selling poorly would be seen as a knee-jerk reaction.

      All we literally know about the NX at this point is that it’s Nintendo’s next piece of gaming hardware. That’s it. We literally know nothing else. We don’t know if it’s a handheld, console, or a hybrid. We have next to zero details on the system itself.

      If Nintendo were to indeed hold off all current Wii U titles in development currently in order to launch with the NX, that would mean that the NX would launch with a bunch of Wii U ports, basically. Games that were not designed from the ground up for the system. Using Twilight Princess as an example, there was no graphical difference between the two versions. The difference came in because of the control scheme.

      Thus if Zelda U was launched on the NX, it would be just an NX port of Zelda U, not a true Zelda NX, as Twilight Princess wasn’t the true Wii Zelda game. And, we still got Skyward Sword later. So, even if Zelda U launched with NX, people would still be asking for a “Real NX Zelda”, one that was bilut from the ground up to work with the system, not one that was developed for another console entirely but then reworked for a new one. That will be the case with ever title they supposedly would hold off to port over: people would still be asking for “True NX” Zeldas and Metroids.

      • person

        Unless the NX is announced in March 2016, or E3 2016 for a March-June 2017 release date.

        • Eric

          Good ponts, person. But then again, holding those titles off only delays the next installment for each franchise. If Zelda U is worked on until it would release for NX, that would mean it would be in development for SIX YEARS. I fear it would start a dangerous cycle. Let’s say that it is delayed for NX release. That means that development on the next one wouldn’t start till it was finished right? And considering Zelda takes five years in general, a Nintendo console generation lasts five years. We’d suffer a repeat of the situation, and thus, the NX-exclusive Zelda would be ported over to the sucessor, thus repeating what Zelda U supposedly did.

  • getagrip

    turd partys havnt been on nintendo from snes to today X86 HAS ZERO TO DO WITH IT

    WHO MAKES THE PROFITS !!!!!!

    WHO HAS MORE AA AAA REVIEWS !!!!!

    WHO IS THE RICHEST VIDEOGAMING COMPANY!!!!!

    WHOS CONTROLERS OWN ASS AND REVOLUTIONIZE THE EXPERIENCE!!!!!

    WHOS NES-SNES DESIMATED THE INDUSTRY !!!!!!

    WHOS WII AND DS DESIMATED THE INDUSTRY!!!!!

    WHY HAS THE THIRD PARTY DEVELOPMENT DECREASED BY 80% !!!!!

    WHY IS EVERYTHING NOW CHARITY STARTER!!!!!!

    ,THEY HATE NINTENDO

    • Jon Turner

      Wrong, getagrip. They hate losing MONEY. Why did thirds bail on WiiU? Because it didn’t take off like Wii, that’s why. And what are you talking about, Wii and DS had PLENTY of third party support. Shovelware or not, it was still better than going without gaps. And frankly, I’d rather have a system that releases games instead of making us wait for them all the time.

      • gaugheyad

        They didn’t support the Wii either moron, and I feel more and more confident that you are, in fact, a moron.

        They used the Wii as a dumping ground. When Nintendo calls you out for lack of effort it’s because you’re not putting in effort.

        And what did they do with all the money they made off the Wii? They used it to invest into making more games for Sony and MS. The Wii pretty much subsidized the entire games industry last generation and all the while the very same developers who were glad to take Wii gamer’s money had absolutely no problem turning around and taking a huge dump on them.

        I can’t believe that you actually defended shovelware…

        Yep, moron it is.

        • Jon Turner

          I NEVER defended shovelware! Repeat: NEVER. DEFENDED. SHOVELWARE.

          I just said that there were gems scattered along with the trash on Wii even among them. Games like TRAUMA TEMA, NO MORE HEROES, RUNE FACTORY FRONTIER, ARC RISE FANTASIA, SILENT HILL SHATTERED MEMORIES, MURAMASA. There WERE quality games scattered among the garbage.

          I don’t know what makes you think I’m a moron, but I certainly don’t believe that I am. The fact that you even called me one makes me less and less compelled to even listen to ANYTHING you have to say. It seems like you have a problem with people having a different opinion on the situation and accepting only your version of the story instead of considering anyone else’s. Seriously!

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Don’t mind him dude, he is just a keyboard warrior, calling people morons because he has a different opinion.

          • Jon Turner

            Yeah, I’m not responding to him anymore. Seriously. You’d think someone like him would know the meaning of “respect others’ views.”

        • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

          First he never defended shovelware, second, you need to cool it on the name calling dude. No need to get upset over Jon’s post. He didn’t call you any names, so cut it out.

      • getagrip

        WII DS AND NES AND SNES TOOK THERE MONEY WAKE UP

        LOSSING MONEY WI MADE MORE CASH THAN PS1 ANDPS2 COMBINED MANY TIME OVER

        PS3 LOST MORE MONEY THAN PS1 AND PS2 EVER MADE MULTIPUL TIMES OVER

        EVERY GEN NINTENDO HARDWAREMAKES THE MOST MONEY

        THEY HATE A COMPANY THATS BETTER THAN THEY ARE IS 140 YEARS OLD AND RICH AS FUCK

        IF THIRD PARTYS FOUND SUCCESS ON NINTENDO HARDWARE AND TEN NINTENDO FOUND SUCCESS WTH 1ST PARTY WARES PREDTO NINTENDO NOW OWNS THE INDUSTRY

        THEY FEAR THAT THERE SHIT SCARED OFA NINTENDO TAKE OVER

        SO FROM MID 1980S TO TODAY HAVE TALKED NON STOP HATRED OF NINTENDO OUT OF FEAR

        LOL LOOSE MONEY THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOINGBFOR TWO GENS

        THERES 80% LESS GAMES FROM THIRD PARTYS THIS GEN VS LAST THERES MORE ANKRUPCY IN THE INDUSTRY NOW

        EPIC GAMES ADMITTED 80% LESS AAA GAMES THIS GEN

        EA ADMITTED 80% LESS GAMES THIS GEN

        WHY !!!!!!!!

        WII DISRUPTED TE INDUSTRY THAT HATES NINTENDO ANDTOOK BILLIONS APON BILLIONS IN CLEAR PROFIT

        THEY HATE NINTENDO I SHOULD KNOW I MADE ALMOST 1/4 MILLION UK POUNDS FROM MY NINTENDO STOCK

        IWATA TOLD YOU TO YOUR FACE WE SHALL DISRUPT THE INDUSTRY

        THEY TOOK THE MONEY SONY ARE NW FACING BANKRUPCY WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE GUYS

        • Jon Turner

          First of all, tone down the caps. Secondly, “I need to wake up?” There is no “conspiracy” against Nintendo these days. That was true when Yamauchi was in charge, but it’s not anymore. Now it’s Nintendo trying to figure out HOW to sell their system AND to get thirds onboard. That’s what’s going on as far as I see it. If you wanna call me “wrong” and that I should “wake up” then that only succeeds in making your arguments less and less credible.

    • Prütsa

      I agree with you but, can you calm down a little bit.

  • Robert Andrew

    There is something to be said about that. The other guys are often only showing trailers, which will probably be downgraded, of the game that won’t come out for years. Nintendo is offering playable demos that are generally going to be available within the year.

    With that said, I have seen what presentations look like when Nintendo brings their best stuff - Mario Kart 8 and Xenoblade X - trying to get the most out of the Wii U. This year wasn’t it.

  • getagrip

    k12 arm from amd will be many x better than jaguar cpu and be cool-small-low power draw

  • getagrip

    X86 ISNT MORE POPULAR ITS GEERIC BLOATED INDUSTRY CODING AND PC COMPUTE INDUSTRY BULLYING

    THE CPU THEY SHOULD USE IS CUSTOM ARM OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO ECSE FOR X86

    its a generic talentless industry with a obsession with mddleware and QTE CUTSCENES wanting the GOOD COMPANY TO GO AWAY so they can fool everyone into

    bashing a button on a dualshock in a qte cut scene IS THE CORE GAMING

    x86 is hot over sized and based on out dated CISC tech its the idiot industry making everything like pc

    give me a custom arm that makes sense, no one was talking x86 when ps3 had cell and xbox had 3 ppe cores

    theres nothing stopping them porting from x86 to arm or ppc its not rocket science

    its the industry going more DERPSHIT TALENTLESS sing generic pc engines THE INDUSTRY ISNT BOSS THE CONSUMER IS BOSS

    • Titangamecube

      I find how you are most coherent person, despite the caps and sentence structure.

    • android138

      agreed. x86 is archaic …when moores law takes ahold of the industry adding more heatsinks and cooling mechanics wont be enough. nintendo is on the right track with how future programmig will be done as well as computer architecture.

      • Jon Turner

        The problem: Nintendo’s own way isn’t working anymore. It did during the Wii/DS era, but it’s not right now. Profitable or not, they are losing more and more customer trust. In order to gain it back they will HAVE to make changes.

      • Mega Prime

        Moore’s law doesn’t take into account some of the changes that our technology has advanced. PS Now and other cloud services is just one example. It’s completely possible that all consoles are dead and only worrkstation computers that stream to our devices will be the future.

  • GeneralBrown178

    Its weird because Nintendo always show far future stuff at E3 before. for example last year Xenoblade X(a late 2015 title), Teasing Star Fox(holiday 2015), And Zelda(originally 2015 and likely holiday title).

  • Mythosa

    Yeah, I think you might be right. I’m still not fully sold as to when the NX is going to be out, but there is certainly the chance for it and with the Wii U still lagging in sales they might want to push it up a bit sooner.

    • Jon Turner

      Yes, they will NEED to make sure they make NX a runaway hit for sure. GIven that they seem to be running out of gas for WiiU, I think it may be nice to get their next system ready to go. AND BEFORE ANYONE FLAMES ME FOR SAYING THIS:

      I DO think Nintendo’s next system will probably use x86 architecture. They’ll have to, it’s becoming more popular lately, and with developers now moving onto more advanced development engines for their games that would be difficult to run on WiiU without porting (which I commend Armature for doing with Bloodstained), of course it would make sense for them to move up to that. I doubt they want their next system to be first-party only again. They can only do so much. Better to leave the door open for possible third party interest than close it off altogether regardless.

      • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

        Agreed. Nintendo can have a fast turnaround if they use X86 and off the shelf PC parts. They need to lower the licensing fees and HELP 3rd party developers by promising to showcase their games at E3, just like they did with Skylanders on Wii U.

        The NX NEEDs to launch with BIG titles. Not platformers or mini game collections and crappy ports like the Wii U. If Nintendo wants this system to be successful, they better start courting 3rd party developers like Bethesda, Activision and Ubisoft in addition to makeing big Launch titles for the NX

        • Jon Turner

          And Bravely Second. I commend Nintendo for doing that, especially on the Treehouse show, because hopefully it’ll lead to better results with SE and potential ports of their next games for NX, given that SE seems to like porting. They seem to be taking steps in the right direction, but they need to take bigger ones. I’m glad that for once someone is agreeing with me about this instead of yelling at me and telling me to forget it. In the meantime I’ll have a PS3 as a backup ALONG with my WiiU, Wii, GameCube, N64, SNES, DS, and 3DS, so that I can catch up on games I WISHED I could play on Nintendo systems but can’t. (I still am holding off on a PS4 until it comes down in price AND if other games aside from KHIII come that may appeal to me. Shenmue III DOES look nice, but I haven’t played through either one of the two, so I can’t say for sure.)

          Nintendo will have to court Capcom, Namco, and Atlus as well as SE.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Let’s see what Nintendo says about the NX before you jump on the PS4 ship. Who knows, Nintendo could possibly be working on a deal with Square Enix to get KH3 on the NX now that it will probably use x86

          • Jon Turner

            Yeah, I’m holding off on it. I don’t think they’re going to talk about NX for quite awhile, though. And yes, I DO think it’s possible that Nintendo and SE COULD work something out. I WILL make my decision about it as the time comes. I’ve decided that being Nintendo only is just too limiting to me as a gamer because it leads me to get too crazy and stubborn. I don’t wanna be like that anymore.

            For the record, I’m not getting a PS4. Just a PS3. It is a better deal at this point.

          • PRIMUS

            I want a PC with enough power. That is it.

          • GeneralBrown178

            That all sounds great on paper and I agree with you, but do you think third parties will still give us quality ports?
            Just an honest question mainly because they give crappy ports to Xbox and Playsation gamer’s as well(and we all how they treated the Wii U lol).

          • Jon Turner

            It depends. Suppose they use what is called “Project Skybridge”. That’s a new AMD chip that supposedly is x86/PPC combined. It would be a win-win situation. Getting the architecture would be a first step to the problem.

          • GeneralBrown178

            Sounds interesting.

          • FalconLawnch

            Skybridge is x68 and ARM, not PowerPC, if I recall correctly. Either way, there’s an AMD APU that can be designed as either an ARM or x86 chip coming soon.

          • Jon Turner

            Hopefully it’s a mixture of the two.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            If the NX is x86 and really similar to PC or PS4, we’ll get ports that are around the same quality,

            The Wii U used a different architecture than the PS3 and Xbox 360. So simple ports lost power dude to devs not taking advantage of Wii U’s eDram

          • Jon Turner

            So THAT’s the reason a lot of ports hit rough spots in the beginning. It wasn’t just third parties’ laziness alone; there WERE difficulties in WiiU’s architecture. I knew there was more to the puzzle.

          • person

            To be totally fair, it was a bit of both. Nintendo don’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon for 3rd parties. Their antipathy for Nintendo isn’t 100% due to any bias. Remember, we still haven’t seen what 3rd party support a Nintendo console that gives 3rd parties absolutely no excuse to ignore it, gets. At this point, the NX could be anything ranging from a souped-up PS4 with a Wii U gamepad-esque controller that can also act as a portable device, to a Ouya-esque android console that mostly plays smartphone to a streaming-only device and everything in between. Nintendo are unpredictable.

          • Jon Turner

            It’s just as I said. Both Nintendo and thirds are responsible for this mess, and hopefully they’ll clean it up for NX.

          • GeneralBrown178

            Thanks for the reply, I manly asked that because of games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity where very buggy, but then again this is Ubisoft after all lol.
            One more thing, do you think the Handheld can run the same architecture? I can’t think of a Mobile/Handheld that uses X86.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Could be like a two way PC, or Stream games like the NVidia Shield

          • GeneralBrown178

            Well, whatever Nintendo is doing, I believe in them the do whats right.

          • gaugheyad

            “If the NX is x86 and really similar to PC or PS4, we’ll get ports that are around the same quality,”

            You’re completely delusional if you honestly believe that.

            And actually no, the Wii U uses the EXACT SAME ARCHITECTURE as the 360. What have I already told you about spreading your bullshit on this subject?

            eDRAM? That’s not part of the chips architecture… No wonder you have such bad information! Architecture is the chips instruction set. It has nothing to do with the type of RAM it uses but no, once again you’re still wrong.

            Both the Wii U and the 360 used an on-chip memory cache, just like the XBone does. Really, the Wii U, 360, and XBone are very close in design. Which are all very close to the GC where that type of system design was first implemented.

            Learn your terminology… I thought it had to be something like this. Why do you think I brought up hardware design? The on-chip eDRAM is part of the systems hardware layout. Not it’s architecture.

            Remember that the next time you want to argue with someone about how right you are when you don’t even know what it is that you’re really talking about.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            “If the NX is x86 and really similar to PC or PS4, we’ll get ports that are around the same quality,”

            “You’re completely delusional if you honestly believe that.”

            And I’m delusional how?

          • Prütsa

            As i’ve said time and time again don’t bother… don’t waste your time. Just leave it be.

          • Mega Prime

            I really hope you’re right about this. I sure hope Nintendo isn’t cheap on the ram either. I’d like to see 12GB of memory for the NX. I also take it you don’t believe the OS will be Android.

          • Jon Turner

            How would the OS being Android help out?

          • Mega Prime

            I don’t really know. The only thing I could think of that remotely made any sense to me is the cross gaming of mobile and Nintendo products. Nintendo was quick to shoot down this rumor, but Nintendo has always shot down leaks. The thing is most of them were true. Maybe this would allow you to download NX games on Android market and play on the NX or possibly stream from NX to 3DS? These are just a few guesses, but I have no idea really.

          • Jet Hammer

            The new Amd-thing that just got announced, is it a hybrid between x86 and Ppc? Could be interesting.

          • Jon Turner

            If you mean Project Skybridge, I just learned that was actually scrapped. But I think they may need to use a similar hybrid. Chances are AMD is probably still working on one such chip, though. Hopefully that’s what Nintendo will use.

      • Mythosa

        I agree with you Jon. Well said.

        • Jon Turner

          That’s very refreshing. I feel like I’ve been getting yelled at by Titan and Gaugheyad lately. They seem to have a problem with us Nintendo fans requesting for better results for their next system. I don’t get it.

          • Mythosa

            I wouldn’t worry about it man.

      • AJ_Lethal

        Other option would be ARM, since it’s widespread, scaleable and it’s getting closer to x86 by the day.

        ARM would make sense since it’s hinted the NX would be more of a system family than a mere console.

      • person

        The NX is going to make a lot of waves no matter what it is. One thing I’m not sure about is that assuming that Nintendo make it a bit more powerful than the most powerful of it’s predecessor’s competitors (like the Wii and Wii U were), it’s going to be similar in specs to a souped-up PS4. What will that make Sony and MIcrosoft do? Will Sony and Microsoft just say ‘I guess we’re just going to continue to compete with this thing’, or will they rush out the PS5 and Xbox TWO/4?

        • WSJ4L

          I don’t know, but it’s kinda exciting thinking of Sony and Microsoft’s response.

          • Mega Prime

            I was thinking the same thing. Who knows how Sony or MS would deal with a new console by Nintendo this early. In terms of the Xbone, they’re just finally getting some momentum. The PS4 is finally getting some games. lol

        • Jon Turner

          Given that Sony and Microsoft seem to bite off more than they can chew when they sell their consoles in terms of keeping their systems up to date, it’s hard to tell. Given how things seem to be maxed out for those two, they might hold off.

      • http://youtube.com/paidenthusiast paidenthusiast

        I think it’s a given that the NX will undoubtedly use X86 architecture since IBM isn’t making CPUs for home consoles anymore. Reggie can damage control all he wants to but I know Nintendo has seen the backlash and the constant complaints about that very underwhelming E3 Direct. They know now they can’t just rely on their 1st party content alone anymore, it’s just like working for them. The NX’s launch lineup has to be stellar, I mean packed with heavy hitters such as the Zelda Wii U port, a real Metroid title built from the ground up, a genre defining 3D Mario game and a new killer mature IP. Nintendo is gonna have to sit down and ask 3rd party developers as well as their own in house developers what type of specs they need to make the games of tomorrow. The NX doesn’t need to be rushed though, they need to take their time and futureproof it. Bottom line, Nintendo can’t afford to have another home console generation like this. They’ve got to strike gold with the NX