• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

WSJ: Kimishima: NX mobile-interface update "not too late in the course of this year"

Kouriozan

Member
Mar 22, 2012
28,515
1
705
France
What's 4 more months of speculations and rumor craziness? :p
I hope Nintendo's mobile games/apps will be available on NX, too.
 

Serenitynow

Member
Nov 14, 2015
1,163
0
0
I'm sorry, am I reading this wrong? To me it sounds like he's saying an update, like a downloadable update, that ties mobile and NX together will come out later this year. I don't think he's saying that an update about NX will come "not too late in the course of this year."
 

Clov

Member
Feb 5, 2013
5,714
0
0
What's 4 more months of speculations and rumor craziness? :p
I hope Nintendo's mobile games/apps will be available on NX, too.

This would be interesting, though I think I'd probably stick to playing the mobile games on my phone.
 

Neoxon

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2013
52,548
2
0
??? Why would the handheld NX have Galaxy 3 or Zelda U? Let the console NX have those games. Handheld NX should have Pokemon and Dragon Quest and stuff like that.
Pokémon would still be on the 3DS by the time the NX Platform drops, & we all know how long it would take for Dragon Quest games to get localized. I do think that we'll probably get the NX Handheld first. But if the shared platform thing pans out, what games come out at the launch of which device is irrelevant.

Either way, if Nintendo is really gonna wait until E3, that'd be really cutting it close if one of the NX devices is planned for a Holiday 2016 release.
 

DrROBschiz

Member
Feb 9, 2013
19,768
2
445
Michigan
Pokémon would still be on the 3DS by the time the NX Platform drops, & we all know how long it would take for Dragon Quest games to get localized. I do think that we'll probably get the NX Handheld first. But if the shared platform thing pans out, what games come out at the launch of which device is irrelevant.

Either way, if Nintendo is really gonna wait until E3, that'd be really cutting it close if one of the NX devices is planned for a Holiday 2016 release.


Yeah... Its a really short lead time to release even if they talk about it now

I guess the new trend is to announce and release hardware close together
 

axisofweevils

Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
Sep 12, 2011
7,370
0
850
UK
Thanks for fixing the OP. I missed the wider context.
 

Neoxon

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2013
52,548
2
0
"not too late" I hope that means E3, otherwise.....2017 release date eh?
Maybe a 2017 release for the NX Console, but I'm pretty sure that we'll get at least one NX device this year. As stated before, the Wii U has terminal cancer while the 3DS is on its deathbed. Both need successors soon.
 

Luckydog

Member
Oct 24, 2013
754
0
550
I don't understand the large difference between say a March or April reveal vs. E3? Is it the compressed time frame between reveal and launch that has everyone worried?
 

DrROBschiz

Member
Feb 9, 2013
19,768
2
445
Michigan
Maybe a 2017 release for the NX Console, but I'm pretty sure that we'll get at least one NX device this year. As stated before, the Wii U has terminal cancer while the 3DS is on its deathbed. Both need successors soon.

Ill be more than happy to replace my 3DS

Making me eyes hurt outside of certain games

Having an nXL isnt helping lol
 

Pancake Mix

Copied someone else's pancake recipe
Jun 11, 2015
6,327
0
0
E3 is in mid June, the very end of Spring and with only 2 weeks left in Q2 as well.

That seems awfully late for an update in Spring. I think we'll know a bit more before E3, it's only natural. Even the DS had some info like the twin screens before its unveiling.
 

jonno394

Member
May 28, 2010
10,069
10
705
Why were people expecting a console reveal before E3?

Because it's hard to imagine a June Reveal and then November release from Nintendo. I think Most were/are hoping for the first bits of info in like April, full blow out in June and then release in November.
 

Zombie James

Banned
Dec 28, 2005
46,216
5
0
“Nintendo’s NX and smartphone games will be a test case for the videogame industry’s trend of trying to merge smart-device games and console-based games,” said Junko Yamamura, an analyst at Nomura Securities.

I don't really like what this is implying...
 

Zeeman

Member
Mar 23, 2010
2,421
0
870
I don't really like what this is implying...

It's a bit of an odd quote, if only because plenty of console games have had companion apps or the like. I have no idea if any of them have been successful though (I think Fallout's seemed pretty popular)
 

Neoxon

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2013
52,548
2
0
I don't really like what this is implying...
At most, it could be the implication that the free-form display could help in bringing mobile games to the NX devices.

Does that matter though?
Kind of, it'd be overstuffing E3 & not giving enough time to let the info about the platform itself set. Not to mention that they'd have to make double-time on advertising.
 

Pineapple

Member
Jun 18, 2015
992
0
0
Nintendo needs to look to Sony and replicate that marketing approach. Unveil / announce something in the spring (as in, within the next few months), formally unveil the actual system, price, launch date, etc, at E3, while showing off games, and then release it in the fall. There has to be a steady stream of information throughout the course of the year - this allows for the hype to slowly build and for the console to acquire mindshare and recognition. Ideally, they should follow a schedule similar to this -

- Within the next week - announce a "special announcement" for late February / first week of March. Trust me, Nintendo, the internet will do the hyping for you - just make the announcement.

- Late February / first week of March - unveiling of the system. Go over the philosophy behind the development of the system, highlight the main features, and tell us about some launch titles and show us a bit of gameplay.

- Continue releasing little details over the next few months to keep the hype going.

- Huge information release at E3 - specific console specs, price, release date, actual launch lineup, more gameplay footage.

- Release in late October / early November.
 

Kyzer

Banned
Jan 7, 2009
11,984
1
0
I like how the conclusion people draw from the article that says Nx is expected to be unveiled in spring is that it won't be unveiled until e3
 

Neoxon

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2013
52,548
2
0
Nintendo needs to look to Sony and replicate that marketing approach. Unveil / announce something in the spring (as in, within the next few months), formally unveil the actual system, price, launch date, etc, at E3, while showing off games, and then release it in the fall. There has to be a steady stream of information throughout the course of the year - this allows for the hype to slowly build and for the console to acquire mindshare and recognition. Ideally, they should follow a schedule similar to this -

- Within the next week - announce a "special announcement" for late February / first week of March. Trust me, Nintendo, the internet will do the hyping for you - just make the announcement.

- Late February / first week of March - unveiling of the system. Go over the philosophy behind the development of the system, highlight the main features, and tell us about some launch titles and show us a bit of gameplay.

- Continue releasing little details over the next few months to keep the hype going.

- Huge information release at E3 - specific console specs, price, release date, actual launch lineup, more gameplay footage.

- Release in later October / early November.
So would they launch the console & handheld together in your opinion or stagger the releases?
 

Rodin

Member
Mar 12, 2015
4,716
0
355
Nintendo needs to look to Sony and replicate that marketing approach. Unveil / announce something in the spring (as in, within the next few months), formally unveil the actual system, price, launch date, etc, at E3, while showing off games, and then release it in the fall. There has to be a steady stream of information throughout the course of the year - this allows for the hype to slowly build and for the console to acquire mindshare and recognition. Ideally, they should follow a schedule similar to this -

- Within the next week - announce a "special announcement" for late February / first week of March. Trust me, Nintendo, the internet will do the hyping for you - just make the announcement.

- Late February / first week of March - unveiling of the system. Go over the philosophy behind the development of the system, highlight the main features, and tell us about some launch titles and show us a bit of gameplay.

- Continue releasing little details over the next few months to keep the hype going.

- Huge information release at E3 - specific console specs, price, release date, actual launch lineup, more gameplay footage.

- Release in late October / early November.
This needs to be in the first post of every NX thread.

I like how the conclusion people draw from the article that says Nx is expected to be unveiled in spring is that it won't be unveiled until e3
Yup
 

OneUh8

Member
Dec 7, 2013
3,579
0
0
Florida
If Nintendo reveals everything at E3, they will steal the show, no questions. It will mostly be all everyone is talking about. A hint should be EA moving their conference ahead of E3. They know...
 

Jackano

Member
Jan 19, 2006
5,228
1
1,430
France
twitter.com
Not too late this year? Ah, mmmmmm.
In Nintendo's mind I imagine "too late in the course of this year" must be on Dec. 15th and after, so, "not too late" can very well be October.

To be serious, I don't expect anything else than the usual PR "we will announce it at E3" in April/May, and actually showing it at E3, or E3 digital event.

Which is a shame, I was hoping they will change their way of doing things, but the shedule looks as late as usual, and the hardware as secret as usual (even more secret than Wii U / 3DS because no Ubi leaks this time).
 

DrROBschiz

Member
Feb 9, 2013
19,768
2
445
Michigan
I dont know ow why im so hungry for Nintendo

Ive been more than happy with Sony and the year ahead

I just have this feeling in my gut that they are going to finally deliver something i want in a few areas

And thats all its going to take. To be fair they have built some positive feeling from me with Mario Maker, Smash, and Monster hunter.

The prospect of them FINALLY putting some better hardware (especially in the portable space) along with a software account ecosystem that makes fucking sense

Its almost too good to be true from the rumors.... I need those DEETS Nintendo!
 

AmyS

Member
Aug 22, 2012
14,320
31
455
Remember Sony did not announce PS4 until Feb. 20, 2013 at PlayStation Meeting, and did not actually show the console itself until E3.
 

KingSnake

The Birthday Skeleton
Jan 9, 2013
26,118
2
0
Why were people expecting a console reveal before E3?

Because you would expect them to follow the best practices for the most recent successful launches?

Because we saw how the hype can be generated and maintained with the climax at E3 with a good PR campaign?

Because it is better to have everybody focusing on your new console rather than fight for attention with others?
 

Alex_Mexico

Member
Mar 13, 2014
9,970
0
0
If they reveal it until E3 there's no way this thing is coming out in 2016.

If they do intend to launch this year Nintendo needs to start the conversation about the NX right now. Like "this month" now.
 

shingi70

Banned
Aug 27, 2015
6,237
0
0
If they reveal it until E3 there's no way this thing is coming out in 2016.

If they do intend to launch this year Nintendo needs to start the conversation about the NX right now. Like "this month" now.

The PS4 and Xbox One had launches the same year they were announced.

With Nintendo especially if it's a handheld I could understand why they'd want to start hyping it up now. I'm hoping for a March reveal followed by E3 and then launching holiday 2016.
 

AmyS

Member
Aug 22, 2012
14,320
31
455
The PS4 and Xbox One had launches the same year they were announced.

With Nintendo especially if it's a handheld I could understand why they'd want to start hyping it up now. I'm hoping for a March reveal followed by E3 and then launching holiday 2016.

Yep, this is the modern way of launching video game systems.
 

bachikarn

Member
Jun 7, 2004
8,033
1
1,295
If they reveal it until E3 there's no way this thing is coming out in 2016.

If they do intend to launch this year Nintendo needs to start the conversation about the NX right now. Like "this month" now.

Why does it matter. These systems don't need 2 years of hype. If anything, the Wii U probably should have only been announced in 2012 instead of that confusing 2011 reveal.
 

bman94

Member
May 23, 2015
3,604
0
485
Probably a highly unpopular opinion, but I don't want the NX to release in 2016. Nintendo needs this launch to be successful, and in my opinion they need as much time as possible to make this launch amazing.
 

ChaosZeroX

Banned
Jan 5, 2015
2,930
0
0
Honestly, I think they should wait. I think it would be in Nintendos favor to come back to E3 and reveal NX.

Consoles released in the middle of console generations don't really do to well.