Is the Nintendo NX another “Gimmick”?

In an interview with Asahi Shimbum, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has described the upcoming platform as “a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact than the Wii U.” It is no surprise that their next console will have a new feature that they would claim could change the way games are played, this is the same company that created the rumble pack along with other industry changing innovations. 

The question that Nintendo will have to answer, after the downward spiral of the Wii U, is why should the average gamer care? Nintendo will always have their hardcore fan base that will buy their product, however the Wii U proved that they cannot survive on this pool alone. In a day that Microsoft and Sony rule the gaming space (from a console perspective), it could prove rather difficult to find their footing once again. Will the NX be the next Wii? 

While Nintendo has confirmed that they will not be showing off the new console this year at E32016, they did go on to say that they would be holding a separate event for the introduction of the platform. What do you think, can they make noise in the console market again? Or do you want to see them move to a primarily software based movement onto other platforms? Let us know in the comments below. 

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