No NX and Smart Devices at E3 2015 for Nintendo

Satoru Iwata

This years E3 expo is rapidly approaching and rumours are flying left, right and center. Some of these murmurs via the grapevine have included that this year Nintendo will be revealing more information regarding their next console, the NX, as well as Smart Device games.

President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has put these speculations to rest announcing that Nintnedo will only be focusing on the Wii U and 3DS at this years event. In a recent investors meeting, Iwata has said that Nintendo doesn’t plan to reveal anything on the NX until 2016. It was also mentioned that there won’t be any focus on Nintendo’s ‘Quality of Life’ platform either which is good news to a lot of traditional Nintendo fans.

This is what Iwata had to say:

“We do not plan on talking specifics about the the NX until 2016.”

“Presently, we cannot talk about the time period when it [the NX] will go on sale or what it’s like, because we are calling it a ‘new concept,’ we are not thinking of this as a ‘simple replacement’ for the 3DS or the Wii U.”

“Incidentally, we’re getting various questions for this year’s E3, like ‘Won’t there be a NX announcement?’, ‘Will there be a presentation on smart devices?’, or ‘Will there be more on the quality of life platform?’ However, since we understand that E3 is an event for dedicated video game machines, we do not intend to discuss the smart devices as well as quality of life.”

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