Wii U GamePad Prototype
Along with announcing their intentions to develop straight-up smartphone games and launching a proper console-independent user system (like all of their competitors have), Nintendo announced the code name for their next home console today, the “NX”.
It’s already a better name than “Wii U” and we’re definitely happy that we can make jokes about Nintendo attempting to NX the game industry now. No new details about the next system are known, but as with the pre-Wii U days Nintendo has been dropping hints — this time about the possibility of unifying the mobile and home console branches into a single system of some sort.
New details about the NX are supposed to come next year, so while we may not hear much extra at this year’s E3, Nintendo will likely start to let tantalizing details slip until we get a proper formal announcement about its form and features.
We’ll keep you posted on any other developments regarding Nintendo’s NX-t big thing.