Will Nintendo make its same old mistakes?
While we don’t know what the Nintendo NX is going to be bringing to the world of the consoles, there are almost an un-endless number of people who are willing to take a swipe at what they think the company will be bringing. At times, we’ve been able to gather some of the information through various patent filings the company has made itself. Other times we’ve had to make do with whispers and industry analysts giving their best guesses. This includes what kind of internal hardware the console is going to have.
During an open Q&A with SuperData’s analysts one of the people in attendance asked them what kind of powerful software will be included according to Examiner.com. “All of the above. There is no reason to go one way and not the other way. The critical component is the relationships. Nintendo will continue to hold high standards for its third party developers, that’s not going away. At it’s core, it’s a game company and will always look for the polished, high-quality experiences…Will it be the latest and greatest [hardware]? Probably not…Nintendo will most likely always be pursuing a more casual audience,” SuperData Research’s Joost van Dreunen said.
Of course, it’s possible the analyst is wrong and Nintendo will be changing the way they do things for this console. One of the reasons the Wii U failed so badly is that it wasn’t able to compete with the PS4 and Xbox On in terms of power. If the Nintendo NX does indeed come with software that isn’t top of the line, it might be dead before really has a chance to get off the ground.