The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had recently quoted something about the Nintendo NX news, and many were wondering if that quote was a reference to how the platform will be interacting with mobile, rather than interacting with the system itself. Well, below is the relevant excerpt from WSJ (via NintendoEverything) for you to make an educational guesses.
Analysts expect Miitomo, developed in partnership with mobile-game platform operator DeNA Inc., to contribute little to earnings. It will be free to download and built around communications features, meaning users won’t spend a lot for add-on items in a race for high scores.
Analysts have been watching for indications of how Nintendo’s mobile game will interact with a next-generation system that Nintendo has under development, code-named NX.
Mr. Kimishima said Tuesday that the company will provide an update “not too late in the course of this year.”
Analysts expect Nintendo NX to be unveiled in spring, with a possible release in October or November.
“Nintendo’s NX and smartphone games will be a test case for the videogame industry’s trend of trying to merge smart-device games and console-based games,” said Junko Yamamura, an analyst at Nomura Securities.
Nintendo did not speak about the NX much in the release of its financial results. Though president Tatsumi Kimishima shared a little tease about the timeframe in which we will be hearing about the Nintendo NX platform. The president mentioned that an update regarding the platform will be shared by Nintendo “not too late in the course of this year.”
A lot of people are expecting to see the Nintendo NX in June at E3. However, Kimishima’s statement suggests that we might hear some official words earlier than that. Let’s wait and see!