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Rösti
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(01-28-2016, 06:27 PM)
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On January 28, 2016, at 02:00 p.m. Taiwan Time, Macronix International Co., Ltd. held its Fourth Quarter 2015 Results conference call. In it, Macronix's president Dr. CY Lu talked a bit about the company's business regarding Nintendo's upcoming system codenamed "NX". A few Taiwanese sites have reported on this. Here is a translation by Jim_Cacher, greatly appreciated:

Prestigious Japanese videogame console maker Nintendo will launch a new console called NX this year. General Manager of Macronix, CY Lu, said Macronix will provide products for NX and that Macronix has considerable expectations to NX.

In the afternoon, Macronix had held an online conference for investors. As Nintendo is going to launch new console NX this year, investors concern about if Macronix, which have a long-term cooperative relationship with Nintendo, is still part of NX's supply chain.

CY Lu said Macronix will supply memory slots for NX, and that the company has considerable expectation to NX.

Even though CY Lu declined to comment whether the supplied products are ROM, he said he expects ROM sales this year will be exceptional.

Here is the original machine translation:

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will launch this year a new machine NX, Macronix (2337), general manager CY LU said Macronix will provide products to NX, NX and considerable expectations.

Macronix online Investor Conference held in the afternoon, legal attention, Nintendo will launch a new machine this year NX, has many years of partnership with Nintendo is still in the column NX Macronix supply chains.

CY Lu said, Macronix will be provided to the memory slots NX, NX and considerable internal expectations.

Although CY Lu would not say whether the supply NX products for the read-only memory (ROM), but, he said, looking forward to this year's performance can be a meteoric rise ROM.

Source: https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news_cont...075857540.html

The source of the article is the webcast of the conference call: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/v6hr6gku

The audio quality is horrendous, and it's both in English and Mandarin (mostly in Mandarin it seems), so finding the part where CY Lu talks about the NX was more or less impossible for me. However, slide 19 of 25, starting at 31:27 mentions "Key customer is planning a new generation platform", so maybe at that point there's some NX info. Otherwise it's in the Q&A.



Source: http://www.macronix.com/Lists/Quarte...t%20PPT_en.pdf

That Macronix would be supplying products for the NX has been known for quite a while, but I think this could be the first time they comment on it.

I believe Macronix supplied some DSP and Mask ROM (?) for Wii U.
Last edited by Rösti; 01-29-2016 at 12:40 AM.
Neoxon
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(01-28-2016, 06:28 PM)
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And the NX Platform news starts pouring out.
BY2K
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(01-28-2016, 06:29 PM)
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HOW MUCH!?
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(01-28-2016, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

HOW MUCH!?

All of it.
doop_
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(01-28-2016, 06:30 PM)
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This day delivered.
Persona7
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(01-28-2016, 06:30 PM)
so much for the people who think it is coming out in 2017.
blu
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(01-28-2016, 06:30 PM)
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Hmm, could be the hh, after all..

Good job, Rösti!

Originally Posted by Rösti

I believe Macronix supplied some DSP and Mask ROM for Wii U.

Mask ROM in the WiiU?..
kuroneko0509
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(01-28-2016, 06:30 PM)
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nx floodgates are slowly opening.....
Spyder_Monkey
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Originally Posted by Neoxon

And the NX Platform news starts pouring out.

Yeah it'll have ram and rom. So exciting.
Kouriozan
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(01-28-2016, 06:31 PM)
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Looks like it's another NX day, sweet, makes the wait for official news more bearable.
SalvaPot
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(01-28-2016, 06:32 PM)
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Memory, you say? I wonder if they are reviving the

Mpl90
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(01-28-2016, 06:32 PM)
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What the holy hell is going on today.
anexanhume
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Originally Posted by Rösti

I believe Macronix supplied some DSP and Mask ROM for Wii U.

Some pretty boring components then.
GhostTrick
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(01-28-2016, 06:33 PM)
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Please be cartridges for BOTH consoles.
hoserx
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(01-28-2016, 06:33 PM)
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wow! what a day!
Nirolak
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

What the holy hell is going on today.

It's the start of fiscal report season, and most companies are expected to give some guidance on next year's financial expectations.

EA will have a call later today for example, but they're presumably not going to be talking about the system. Capcom reported earlier today as well.
DoctorFling
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(01-28-2016, 06:35 PM)
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NX is such a great name, I know it's not the point of the thread but hearing it in a proper press release sounds really good.
TheJoRu
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Japanese video game maker Nintendo will launch this year a new machine NX



EDIT: Wait, is that something Macronix said or something assumed by the one writing the article?
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Persona7
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(01-28-2016, 06:35 PM)

Originally Posted by GhostTrick

Please be cartridges for BOTH consoles.

It will be digital only before a cartridge home console ever happens.
AndyMoogle
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(01-28-2016, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhostTrick

Please be cartridges for BOTH consoles.

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.
DrROBschiz
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(01-28-2016, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.

Maybe not nowadays
VariantX
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(01-28-2016, 06:39 PM)
I think the bigger news is that we have more confirmation that the thing is launching in 2016
Rodin
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(01-28-2016, 06:41 PM)

Originally Posted by GhostTrick

Please be cartridges for BOTH consoles.

Yes please.

Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.

A gaffer (Terrell) wrote an interesting post about the subject (carts vs discs costs when factoring other things like shipping costs). Here, have fun reading it.
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(01-28-2016, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by VariantX

I think the bigger news is that we have more confirmation that the thing is launching in 2016

Exactly, I dont see any other particular pro or cons in they being the provider of the memory components themselves but maybe I'm wrong
MatrixMan.EXE
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(01-28-2016, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalvaPot

Memory, you say? I wonder if they are reviving the

This is killing me.
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(01-28-2016, 06:42 PM)
ZOONAMI
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If they want home console 3rd party support they sure as hell better not go with cartridges. Way more expensive than BD prints.

They better have bluray movie support too, otherwise when people comparison shop they'll go with PS4, unless NX is consistently at least $50 cheaper than PS4 throughout it's life cycle. Or if it's way more powerful at the same price they might still be able to win on value prop.
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(01-28-2016, 06:43 PM)
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Doesn't this tell us anything beyond the fact that NX will ... use ROM memory? Because that in itself would not be particularly exciting. They'd need ROM for the most basic bootloader in any case.
AstroNut325
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(01-28-2016, 06:43 PM)
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I didn't get any info from this. Or did I miss something?
shiyrley
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.

My 64 GB microSD costed me 18€. And, obviously, that's not the actual cost to manufacture it.
killroy87
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(01-28-2016, 06:43 PM)
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Come on, Nintendo. Just give up the goods, already.
Kouriozan
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(01-28-2016, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by AstroNut325

I didn't get any info from this. Or did I miss something?

Info is NX launching "this year", as some thought it would be a 2017 release.
mocolostrocolos
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(01-28-2016, 06:45 PM)
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What kind of products Macronix fabric?
AcademicSaucer
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Originally Posted by Spyder_Monkey

Yeah it'll have ram and rom. So exciting.

Yeah, we still dont know shit.
Rösti
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(01-28-2016, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by blu

Hmm, could be the hh, after all..

Good job, Rösti!


Mask ROM in the WiiU?..

Yeah, I don't actually know. I think I've read of some ROM in Wii U, but again I'm not sure.
VendettaRed07
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(01-28-2016, 06:46 PM)
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Some form of cart is the only way I can imagine a sharred library using some form of physical media working between a handheld and a console.

Nintendo need to just come out and announce this thing already before everything is leaked. Show us the goods officially ffs
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Originally Posted by AstroNut325

I didn't get any info from this. Or did I miss something?

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will launch this year a new machine NX, Macronix (2337), general manager CY LU said Macronix will provide products to NX, NX and considerable expectations.

Macronix online Investor Conference held in the afternoon, legal attention, Nintendo will launch a new machine this year NX, has many years of partnership with Nintendo is still in the column NX Macronix supply chains.

CY Lu said, Macronix will be provided to the memory slots NX, NX and considerable internal expectations.

Although CY Lu would not say whether the supply NX products for the read-only memory (ROM), but, he said, looking forward to this year's performance can be a meteoric rise ROM.

This.
18-Volt
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(01-28-2016, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.

Read-only cartridges would be much, much cheaper than SD cards we use today. Don't forget, Vita and 3DS cartridges can go up to 8 gb right now.
10k
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(01-28-2016, 06:47 PM)
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NX will have X amount of RAM.
Neoxon
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(01-28-2016, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

If they want home console 3rd party support they sure as hell better not go with cartridges. Way more expensive than BD prints.

They better have bluray movie support too, otherwise when people comparison shop they'll go with PS4, unless NX is consistently at least $50 cheaper than PS4 throughout it's life cycle. Or if it's way more powerful at the same price they might still be able to win on value prop.

But how else do you expect Nintendo to do shared physical games between form factors?
ZOONAMI
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Originally Posted by Rodin

Yes please.

A gaffer (Terrell) wrote an interesting post about the subject (carts vs discs costs when factoring other things like shipping costs). Here, have fun reading it.

I fail to see how $3.91 per unit for cartridge is "within spitting distance" of $2.24 per unit for a BD.
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They make DS/3DS cards too, right?
but he 'would not say' if they were making nx roms, hmm
Refyref
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(01-28-2016, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

They make DS/3DS cards too, right?

This is correct.
GhostTrick
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Yeah, 50GB cartridges wouldn't be expensive at all.



Why 50GB cartridges though ? Its not like Nintendo games needs more than 25GB for the biggest one. 32GB is enough, and you can bet most will use 16GB or even 8GB.

3rd parties ? That ship has sailed a long ago.
ShadyPenguin
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Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I fail to see how $3.91 per unit for cartridge is "within spitting distance" of $2.24 per unit for a BD.

IT is if it works for multiple devices
MikeE21286
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(01-28-2016, 06:50 PM)
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This year huh? Interesting indeed!
Rodin
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(01-28-2016, 06:50 PM)

Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I fail to see how $3.91 per unit for cartridge is "within spitting distance" of $2.24 per unit for a BD.

If you have a cartridge that works on every NX system so that you don't have to manufacture/ship carts AND discs, it is.

Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I expect a digital only handheld, a la vita and cell phones. BDs for home console.

Having to carry around cartridges is a pain in the ass and doesn't make sense for a handheld form factor these days.

Not gonna happen.
ZOONAMI
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(01-28-2016, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neoxon

But how else do you expect Nintendo to do shared physical games between form factors?

I expect a digital only handheld, a la vita and cell phones. BDs for home console. Edit: lol I forgot vita has physical releases, because I don't have a single physical title. They hardly even have them at retail.

Having to carry around cartridges is a pain in the ass and doesn't make sense for a handheld form factor these days.
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EleventhHourSuperpower
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Macronix's 3DS cards are nice but I don't see the costs working out for a home console. Will be interesting to see if this means anything for the game media.

Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

I expect a digital only handheld, a la vita and cell phones. BDs for home console.

Having to carry around cartridges is a pain in the ass and doesn't make sense for a handheld form factor these days.

What? Vita is not digital-only.

Carrying around carts is not really a pain in the ass and a lot of us like having physical media.
Shin-Ra
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(01-28-2016, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZOONAMI

They better have bluray movie support too


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