The Nintendo NX is still a game console that’s been enveloped by a shroud of mystery. To this day, Nintendo is completely silent when it comes to the real specifications of their upcoming game console.
In a recent interview, this shroud of mystery is further predicated by Shigeru Miyamoto, a prominent Nintendo game developer.
He said that the company is quiet about the details for fear that their competition might copy their innovative idea.
His recent interview spawned much more questions than answers. And since people love to speculate, they have their guesses on what the “big idea” really is.
So in this article, I will talk about the possible “big ideas” that Nintendo is so adamant in guarding with their life.
1. Portable Game Console? Nintendo, although quiet about the specifics, did say that the new Nintendo NX will make use of a “portable component”. As to what that portable component is, we really do not know. But, some people speculate that the Nintendo NX is a portable game console. If it is not a portable game console, it is probably a full-fledged game console like the Nintendo Wii U but it needs some kind of portable game console (as its heart) to operate.
2. Virtual Reality? In a recent shareholders meeting, Nintendo reps admitted that they are “researching” about Virtual Reality gaming. This is in contrast to what Nintendo America president, Fils-Amie, said. Virtual Reality is slowly becoming mainstream, with Nintendo’s rivals, Sony and Microsoft, slowly incorporating the technology into their game consoles in the near future. So, to stay relevant, Nintendo might be adding a virtual reality feature with the Nintendo NX. If that is true, then they are not the first ones to introduce the feature to game consoles as Sony will have already released their VR headset beforehand. Still, if it is Virtual Reality gaming, then they will probably have it streamlined.
3. New Input Systems. The Nintendo Wii was the pioneer when it comes to motion-sensor use in gaming. Nintendo wanted to copy the idea in their Nintendo Wii U but it just didn’t allure the fans as it is just another “motion-sensor control game console”. They might revisit new input systems and they might be using them on the Nintendo NX.
4. Nintendo’s Biggest Game Console to Date? The Nintendo NX, according to Nintendo’s current president, Tatsumi Kimishima, is a “revolutionary” game console. As to what he means by that, we do not know until they release the specifics. But, one thing would not be called revolutionary if it doesn’t have revolutionary specs, right? This could mean that the NX is Nintendo’s “Project Scorpio”. This could also mean that the game console is so powerful that it blows all of Sony and Microsoft’s offerings out of the water.
These are all just speculations. Some of the might be true; some of them might not. But, these are all the plausible scenarios as to what the Nintendo NX really is.
Computex is just around the corner and maybe Nintendo will finally reveal what the Nintendo NX really is.