For the last 6 months or so, rumors have been swirling about the new Nintendo NX console. some say they have seen it behind closed doors and it is the most powerful console yet, some think it will just be another Nintendo gimmick system like the past few. This writer’s personal opinion on the ubject at hand being a tepid mix of both of those. I love what Nintendo represents and would NOT be a gamer or game journalist (?, LOL) had I not been baptized by the N.E.S.
BUT (and anyone who knows me KNOWS there is always a but)…
I also personally think the WII and Wii U were consoles that rode off of gimmick alone, and I love how they bridged the gaming gap between children and older people when it came to mass appeal, but the mass appeal and “safety” of most of the games did not appeal to me (or most hardcore gamers I know, TBH). That said, the rumors about the Nintendo NX had many of us hopeful this would be the system the company broke back through to the genuine gamer with. It is with that thought in mind that it makes me sad to say, all arrows seem to point towards the Nintendo NX being a handheld device.
*Collective, sad sigh
But (two buts for the price of one), the thing that makes this so Nintendo is, the controllers are rumored to be full-sized and detachable. So what is Nintendo getting at with the NX? What the hell is this thing and what will it be capable of?
You’ll know as soon as we do. One thing about Nintendo no one can argue at this point, though. They sure know how to keep their fanboys drooling with anticipation.