Nintendo has claimed many of the headlines as of late, and the large part of that has to do with their Zelda E3-centric aim, as well as the fact that they’re blazing their own path when it comes to revealing the Nintendo NX. While the doubters may continue to scream nay, Nintendo is pushing forward and is poised to reveal their new console in the coming months.
Nintendo has always kept the gaming industry guessing when it comes to its hardware, and it’s hard not to think they will continue that trend with the Nintendo NX. Joost van Dreunen of SuperData talked about where Nintendo’s head is currently at as a company and something everyone should keep in mind.
“Nintendo’s current game plan is likely to provide enough runway to develop a full strategy and rollout that capitalizes on the current market changes. The thing to remember about Nintendo is to never count it out,” van Dreunen told GI.
Nintendo achieved massive success with the Wii, but the company ended up with essentially the opposite when it came to the Nintendo Wii U. Even in the position they are in with the current console market, Nintendo can still regain a significant share of that market if they deliver something precise with the NX.
The Nintendo Wii U was a system that Nintendo was very high on, but it unfortunately missed what many gamers want from this generation. Lewis Ward, who is the research director at IDC, discussed Nintendo’s decision to move on from the Wii U and how they’re already shifting focus elsewhere.
“I don’t blame Nintendo for shifting gears and trying to come as strongly out of the gate with NX as possible. Having a great Zelda title on day one will help. Yes, the Wii U catalog is looking thin this holiday, but at this point I think Nintendo and everyone else can see the handwriting on the wall and it is pivoting towards whetting the appetite of its faithful fans for the NX,” Ward said.