The Nintendo NX Is Being Released in March 2017!

It’s finally here! A release window for Nintendo’s next system, the Nintendo NX! Rumoured for years and smack bang in the centre of dozens of ‘leaks’ on social media sites, the console has now been announced for March 2017. Here’s the official Nintendo of America tweet about it, proving the consoles release month:

It’s also been posted about by other branches of the company, like Nintendo UK:

Nintendo of Europe in general:

And Nintendo of Japan:

But while some sort of update on the system is nice to have, there’s a catch. Because it’s coming in March 2017 rather than holiday 2016, the console won’t be shown at E3 this year. Instead, the focus will be on just one game:

The Legend of Zelda, which is now coming to both the Wii U and Nintendo NX. This will literally be the only playable Nintendo game at E3 2016.

People are not exactly taking this well. Indeed, the outcry about this (some would say suspicious) delay is on par of that for Metroid Prime Federation Force and Paper Mario Colour Splash. Heck, it’s so much outcry that previously pro Nintendo users and sites are going all Michael Pachter on the company and predicting its inevitable doom.

But let’s be reasonable eh? The Nintendo NX is coming March 2017, Zelda is going to be on said system, and it won’t make an appearance (or a big one) at E3 2016.

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Nintendo had all that E3 time. What are they doing? I'm not mad about info, don't get me wrong, but all that time can't go to Legend of Zelda. I don't think it'll all go to Zelda though. It might be the only demo there.

That aside, it's good to know when it's coming out. I can start saving money for that now.

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[QUOTE="Dark Young Link, post: 140572, member: 7"]Nintendo had all that E3 time. What are they doing? I'm not mad about info, don't get me wrong, but all that time can't go to Legend of Zelda. I don't think it'll all go to Zelda though. It might be the only demo there. That aside, it's good to know when it's coming out. I can start saving money for that now.[/QUOTE] looking at Nintendo's remaining launch titles for the year, they had to port a lot of ideas to the NX some 2-3 years ago. Anyways, watching a few news videos on… Read more »

Brunn
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Thank god we finally got a release date, and people will stop being absolutely convinced the NX was coming out this year; which never made any sense, since it hadn't even been revealed officially yet, and even Nintendo isn't stupid enough to leave quite so little advertisement time.

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[QUOTE="Brunn, post: 140606, member: 21"]Thank god we finally got a release date, and people will stop being absolutely convinced the NX was coming out this year; which never made any sense, since it hadn't even been revealed officially yet, and even Nintendo isn't stupid enough to leave quite so little advertisement time.[/QUOTE] So two things about your post. 1. Nintendo hasn't revealed anything yet but they gave a release window for the system which is odd. 2. Nintendo barely advertised the Wii U when it first started out, at least I never saw any special ads for it but always… Read more »

Brunn
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[QUOTE="Demon_skeith, post: 140618, member: 53"]So two things about your post. 1. Nintendo hasn't revealed anything yet but they gave a release window for the system which is odd. 2. Nintendo barely advertised the Wii U when it first started out, at least I never saw any special ads for it but always saw plenty on Playstation and Xbox stuff.[/QUOTE] Not terribly odd they'd put out a release window and wait for the official reveal, since we've got E3, one of the biggest 'show off all the video game stuff' convention coming up- it's the best time to get that info… Read more »