WSJ: Nintendo Begins Distributing Software Kit for NX (Console + Handheld units)

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/nintendo-begins-distributing-software-kit-for-new-nx-platform-1444996588

The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.
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THis should work: http://www.wsj.com/articles/nintendo-begins-distributing-software-kit-for-new-nx-platform-1444996588

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TOKYO— Nintendo Co. has begun distributing a software development kit for its new NX videogame platform, people familiar with the matter said, suggesting the company is on track to introduce the product as early as next year.

The kit is used by third-party software developers to modify existing games for the platform or create new ones. Videogame console makers such as Nintendo like to have popular game titles ready when they start selling new devices.

Nintendo’s current flagship products are the Wii U, a console typically used in the living room, and the portable 3DS device. Both have been out for several years, leading analysts to predict that the Kyoto-based entertainment powerhouse will move fairly swiftly to bring out the NX.

“We are increasingly of the idea that Nintendo might launch the NX in 2016 because of the softness of 3DS and Wii U,” said David Gibson, an analyst at Macquarie Capital Securities.

A Nintendo spokeswoman said the company plans to disclose details of NX next year.

Square Enix Co. said in July that it planned to make the latest version of its blockbuster role-playing game Dragon Quest for the NX. That version, called Dragon Quest XI, is also planned for the 3DS and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4.

The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.

Nintendo’s former president, Satoru Iwata, said in March that NX “is a platform dedicated for videogames.” Mr. Iwata died in July, and his post was assumed in September by Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker who served as one of Mr. Iwata’s top lieutenants at Nintendo.

Mr. Kimishima is expected to carry forward the strategy of Mr. Iwata, a legendary figure for many videogame fans. In the months before his death, Mr. Iwata laid out plans to put Nintendo characters in games for mobile devices under a partnership with DeNA Co. and made a deal with amusement park operator Universal Parks & Resorts, which is part of Comcast Corp.

“Nintendo is no longer just a traditional videogame company,” said industry veteran Hirokazu Hamamura, a director at Kadokawa Dwango Corp., which publishes magazines about videogames.
 
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From ZhugeEx

TOKYO- Nintendo Co. DISTRIBUTING has begun a software development kit for its new NX platform videogame, people familiar with the matter said, suggesting the company is on track to enter the product as early as next year.

The kit is used by third-party software developers to modify existing games for the platform or create new ones. Videogame console makers such as Nintendo's popular game titles like to have ready when they start selling the new devices.

Nintendo's current flagship products are the Wii U, a console typically used in the living room, and the 3DS portable device. Both have been out for several years, leading analysts to predict that the Kyoto-based entertainment powerhouse will move fairly swiftly to bring out the NX.

"We are increasingly of the idea that Nintendo might launch the NX in 2016 because of the softness of the 3DS and Wii U," said David Gibson, an analyst at Macquarie Capital Securities.

A Nintendo spokeswoman said the company plans to disclose details of the NX next year.

Square Enix Co. said in July that it planned to make the latest version of its blockbuster role-playing game Dragon Quest for the NX. That version, called Dragon Quest XI, is also planned for the 3DS and Sony Corp. . 'S PlayStation 4.

The exact shape of the NX hardware is not yet clear. People familiar with the development said the plans would likely include both a Nintendo console and at least one mobile unit that could be used together with either the console or taken on the road for separate use. Nintendo also said they would aim to put chips in the industry-leading NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U's capabilities did not match those of competitors.

Nintendo's former president, Satoru Iwata , NX said in March that "is a dedicated platform for videogames." Mr. Iwata died in July , and was assumed his post in September by Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker who served as one of Mr. Iwata at Nintendo's top lieutenants.

Mr. Kimishima is natural to carry forward the strategy of Mr. Iwata, a legendary figure for many fans of the videogame. In the months before his death, Mr. Iwata laid out plans to put in games for the Nintendo characters under a partnership with mobile devices Everything Co. and made ​​a deal with amusement park operator Universal Parks & Resorts , which is part of Comcast Corp.

"Nintendo is no longer just a traditional videogame company," said industry veteran Hirokazu Hamamura, a director at Kadokawa Dwan Corp., which publishes magazines about videogames.
 
#15
the plan to do the same core design but have multiple versions sounds likely if it's gonna replace both Wii U and 3DS.

the handheld one seems like it's gonna be a big leap.
 
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“We are increasingly of the idea that Nintendo might launch the NX in 2016 because of the softness of 3DS and Wii U,” said David Gibson, an analyst at Macquarie Capital Securities.

A Nintendo spokeswoman said the company plans to disclose details of NX next year.
People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.
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They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.
I'm smiling and crying right now. Please be true.
 
#28
If you look at how great Nintendo can make their games look on the Wii U imagine how they will look on a console more powerful than the PS4 and XB1.
 
#36
So since 3DS will be replaced next year, what was the point of the 'New 3DS'?
People familiar with how Nintendo handles its portable systems shouldn't be surprised by the fact that it was simply a stop-gap release. It's a neat improvement, but it was never meant to stay around for long.
 
#42
The two form factors were expected, certainly. I've also been expecting leading mobile parts, but if they have leading console parts, that would be different than what I had envisioned (a home version of the handheld essentially).

At that point, I assume they're less one platform in the iOS sense and more one platform in the Windows 10 sense.
 
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