Is Nintendo NX the Company's Last Hurrah?
The buzz around the Nintendo NX, is getting stronger as E3 approaches, but once it does come out in the market, will it be the game company's last attempt to produce a home console? The Nintendo NX will face a lot of competition when it finally comes out, with speculations of new, more powerful consoles being produced by rival companies, like Sony and Microsoft.
Nintendo Insider reports that Nintendo fans are concerned about how the NX will fare against the competition. The new PS 4.5 is rumored to be able to run games in 4K, which the NX cannot do. The NX does boast VR capability, but this is nothing out of the ordinary, as both Sony and Microsoft already offer VR.
As with all console releases, the fate of the NX lies heavily on the game titles that will be available. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed in a recent interview with Asahi Shimbun that Nintendo is looking at polishing the software lineup for the NX before launch, Perfectly Nintendo reports.
"When people finish the launch titles, they will want things to buy in spring, on summer break, at Christmas," Kirishima said. "As such, it's not simply a question of when the hardware's ready; rather, we need to ensure our software lineup is also in a good place."
However, Sony also has a solid games lineup for its console. Games the likes of "Horizon Zero Dawn" are on its list of exclusive titles, according to Tech News Today. The Xbox One is not far behind, offering quality multiplayer titles like "Call of Duty" and "Battlefield."
The Nintendo NX's predecessor, Wii U, has sold a dismal 12.8 million units since its launch. Compared this, the PS4 sold a record 40 million units, despite being released one year later. The Wii U's depressing sales record is worrying for the Nintendo NX, which may follow the same trend.
Nintendo is hoping to mirror the Wii's success with the Nintendo NX. If in case the NX does not succeed, then the games company might look into focusing on the handheld market. The Nintendo 3DS has been beating the PS Vita solidly, with the latter selling 5 million units in Japan only after five long years, PlayStation Universe reports.
Still, it would not be a loss for the tech giant if ever NX does fail to penetrate the console market. However, it would be better if the company focused on its strengths, which is producing portable games or mobile games in the future.
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