We don’t yet know all that much about the Nintendo NX and what the console is going to bring when it’s finally unveiled but there are certainly plenty of people willing to guess at what the device needs to have in order to be successful. Most people think in order for Nintendo to get back into the console wars, the NX needs to be something that can directly compete with the PS4 or the Xbox One.
Matt Diener, who is a qualitative analyst for EEDAR recently spoke to Examiner.com about what Nintendo needs to do and pointed out being the outlier in the gaming industry has served the company well in the past. “I don’t think the NX needs to compete against the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to be successful. Nintendo has a history of doing things its own way, and that’s partially what’s allowed it to deliver excellent, oddball experiences like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker completely out of left field. When this experimentation works, as it did so well for the Wii, DS, and 3DS, it has paid dividends for Nintendo – but, unfortunately, when you take big risks, you’re going to have a few missteps along the way,” Diener said.
Considering some reports suggesting Nintendo isn’t going to have the biggest and the best hardware in its console, it seems the company won’t be trying to directly compete with either of the big two current gen devices. Just how the company does attempt to win over gamers is anyone’s guess at this point.