Nintendo Sends Out Nintendo NX Development Kits

Well, if this isn’t evidence that the next console is around the corner, then pretty much nothing is!  According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is sending the kits to various third party game developers so they can have games ‘ready’ before the launch of a new system.

Adding to this, analyst David Gibson (from Macquarie Capital Securities) is noted as saying that the NX launching in 2016 is a no brainer.  You know, based on the ‘softness’ of the 3DS and Wii U, and perhaps unambitious nature of their future games.

Above: Given that this is the type of game the Wii U is getting this Christmas, he may be on to something.

It’s also believed the NX could be two different systems that can be ‘used together or seperately’.  No real evidence is given for this (other the comments being from a supposedly ‘trusted source’), but it definitely adds a bit more fuel to the rumours fire.

So that’s the Nintendo NX situation for you.  Seems like it’s being released in 2016 in an early attempt to get Nintendo back in the game and make up for the disappointing sales of the Wii U.  What do you think about this news, and the possibility of the console coming so soon?

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Nintendo Begins Distributing Software for New NX Platform – Wall Street Journal

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