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Hero of Legend
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(03-22-2016, 06:32 PM)
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Update: NX IS being unveiled this year, to the surprise of no-one. :P

Just to clarify: The Nikkei doesn't rule out that Nintendo will sell NX this year. They are also confirming it will be unveiled though.

https://twitter.com/serkantoto/statu...31963432964096

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http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO...A3TI5000/?dg=1 (thanks Raxious)

1) The Nikkei just reports Nintendo will stop producing Wii U within 2016. It doesn't say they will necessarily start selling NX in 2016.

2) Acc. to the paper, some Wii U accessories are already not being produced anymore. Nintendo plans to deplete inventory this year. //end

https://twitter.com/serkantoto/statu...29402915262464
https://twitter.com/serkantoto/statu...30233118982150

Wow. Looks like those shortages in Japan aren't so "out of nowhere" so to speak. Can't say I'm surprised. I just hope NX is this year.
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Raxious
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(03-22-2016, 06:33 PM)
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http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO...A3TI5000/?dg=1

Soo.... Nintendo NX early 2017?
Trago
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(03-22-2016, 06:33 PM)
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To NX, and beyond!
brandonh83
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(03-22-2016, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Raxious

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO...A3TI5000/?dg=1

Soo.... Nintendo NX early 2017?

November.
Hero of Legend
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trago

To NX, and beyond!

Pretty much.
DNAbro
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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Getting ready for that NX.
Parapraxis
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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It'll be 2016 if this is true.
JazzmanZ
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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November...2017
KingSnake
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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I think this kind of complements well (together with Zelda being on NX) Trev assumption that is the NX console the one launching this year.
Ishida
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?
JABEE
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(03-22-2016, 06:34 PM)
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There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.
JollyJoe
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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Well there we go

2016 NX here we come

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Mr. Giggles
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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Welp
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Wouldn't surprise me if they already stopped producing them honestly. No reason to keep supporting the Wii U at this point.
Dimitri LH
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Hmm....I expected this to happen early next year.

Good news is the NX is close then.
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Zalman
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Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

It is.
WooHooAlex
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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If this is true, does it confirm NX is gonna be backwards compatible with Wii U?
DR2K
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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I imagine NX is going to play Wii U games if they are doing this.
TheSlySoul
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I would act shocked, but it is for the best. Wonder when they will stop game production, Q2 2017?

Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

Zelda: TP GC came pretty close when GC discontinued production.
kswiston
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?

Dreamcast?
benny_a
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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This is not a joke, but based on the shipment numbers over the lifetime of the system were they even producing any more new units in 2016 in the first place?
valkillmore
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?

Dreamcast? Saturn?
Richie
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
Woohoo! Bring on what's NXt!
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Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

At the very least it's going to be cross-platform.
Sterok
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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I'm surprised they were still producing any to begin with. I figure they're holding onto just enough of them in order to make it to the end of the year. Too bad that translates into not enough of Japan being able to get their Splatoon fix.
Asd202
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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Well that's that for Nintendo worst selling console.
MrV4ltor
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They're probably still sitting on a ton of systems, so it makes sense, especially if they're going to replace it later this year.
Nibel
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Welcome new Nintendo
KingSnake
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Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

Have you seen Zelda TP HD charting in Europe? It's definitely is coming on Wii U too.
Two Words
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(03-22-2016, 06:35 PM)
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This confirms NX Zelda.
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Looks like they started early in Japan.
OrbitalBeard
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Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

Why not?

I would say this all but confirms Zelda being cross-platform though.
Nyoro SF
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(03-22-2016, 06:36 PM)
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Well, that was expected. Unless people had hopes for the contrary?
JadedWriter
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?

Since when has the Wii U ever been considered "high profile?"
FZZ
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(03-22-2016, 06:36 PM)
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NX fam

Get fukt
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Goodnight, sweet prince.
GustyGardens
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Always sad to see the end of a console generation, especially earlier than expected. However, I'm looking forward to an NX future. I was incredibly happy with my decision to purchase a Wii U at launch.
giancarlo123x
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?

Poor Sega, already forgotten.
shanafan
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Originally Posted by JABEE

There is no way the new Zelda game is coming out on Wii U.

Twilight Princess anyone?
shagg_187
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(03-22-2016, 06:36 PM)
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So those that bought a Wii U, are you happy with what you got? Are you happy with the 4 year production cycle of the console?
georly
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Oh wow. Wow wow wow wow.


Unless, maybe, Wii U mini?



Edit: Wii mini came out in 2013, FYI, one year after wii U came out, as a budget entry into the wii library.

Originally Posted by shagg_187

So those that bought a Wii U, are you happy with what you got? Are you happy with the 4 year production cycle of the console?

Sorta sucks, but honestly, Wii U has had some of my favorite nintendo games of all time, and the best versions of games in long running franchises - smash 4, mario kart 8, etc. I easily have more games I adore on Wii U than most any other console i've ever purchased. It does suck, but considering the state of the console, i'm all for something new and refreshing that hopefully brings a spark back to nintendo. Here's hoping NX does well, I guess.

Originally Posted by JadedWriter

Since when has the Wii U ever been considered "high profile?"

Really?
Last edited by georly; 03-22-2016 at 06:44 PM.
Asd202
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Originally Posted by TheSlySoul

I would act shocked, but it is for the best. Wonder when they will stop game production, Q2 2017?


Zelda: TP GC came pretty close when GC discontinued production.

Zelda WiiU is their last game on the system IMO.
The Broken Ska Record
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Originally Posted by DR2K

I imagine NX is going to play Wii U games if they are doing this.

I doubt it.
DriftingSpirit
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(03-22-2016, 06:36 PM)
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It is time.
nekomix
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(03-22-2016, 06:37 PM)
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They're packing up the thing, they can't run Wii U through 2017 with that assumption. Give us NX news already :(
OrbitalMatrix
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Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

Why not?

I would say this all but confirms Zelda being cross-platform though.

Because Nintendo stopping production will render all currently manufactured Wii U's inert, of course!
JABEE
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(03-22-2016, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

Why not?

They aren't manufacturing new WiiUs as of the end of 2016 per the article in the OP.

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