Nintendo: ‘We Have to Do Better When We Launch the NX’

Nintendo: ‘We Have to Do Better When We Launch the NX’

Nintendo announced that it will do a better job launching their upcoming console the NX compared to its predecessor, the Wii U. This stance comes directly from Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime, who admitted that the 2012 system had problems at release.

"One of the things that we have to do better when we launch the NX," Fils-Aime told alistdaily, "[is] we have to do a better job communicating the positioning for the product. We have to do a better job helping people to understand its uniqueness and what that means for the game playing experience."

"We have to do a better job from a software planning standpoint," he continued.

At the launch of the Wii U, several high-profile first-party games were delayed to allow for extra polish. This included Pikmin 3 and Game & Wario, leaving the system with a very limited software library.

"[Nintendo must] have that continuous beat of great new games that are motivating more and more people to pick up the hardware and more and more people to pick up the software," Fils-Aime added. "Those are the critical lessons."

The NX – the company’s latest system, with mobile and home-play functionality – is slated for release in March 2017. Rumours surfaced last month about the system, and a supposed September reveal for Tokyo Game Show. One title announced for the system is the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can read our thoughts on the Wii U version here.

Source: Eurogamer


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Comments Comments (4)

Posted by Bank
On Monday 29 Aug 2016 9:49 AM
//off topic;

Ooooooh so this is the face where the memes came from. It all makes sense now.
Posted by ptys
On Monday 29 Aug 2016 11:35 AM
I doubt they'll announce at TGS if they are wanting people to cover the thing, it should be a more public event. I believe the Wii U didn't sell is because it was too expensive and alot of people didn't know if existed.
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 29 Aug 2016 7:05 PM
I really hope its power is comparible to current consoles, and 3rd party support it, as Nintendo really do have the best Exclusives imo. But most of the games I play are 3rd Party... Looking at you GTA V.
High hopes for whatever they show us though. Im sure it will be great.
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Monday 29 Aug 2016 8:33 PM
It's easy to say but harder to do.

They need to pull something out soon as with PSVR/PS4 Neo and Xbox One S/Scorpio taking a lot of the media limelight they will fade into obscurity