Miyamoto Teases "Big Idea" Inside Nintendo NX

By Gary Cutlack on at

Nintendo's top gaming man Shigeru Miyamoto has given a brief comment to the press about his company's plans for the Nintendo NX, suggesting that there is indeed some sort of weird new element to it that goes beyond the humble decisions about button colour and controller shape faced by other gaming companies.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Miyamoto explained: "In terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on. That's why we can't share anything at this point, and I don't want to comment on the other companies."

But what is that idea? Putting a screen on the controller didn't really work. Nintendo probably won't want to spend the money necessary to give the NX enough power to compete with today's VR platforms. Maybe it is just swapping the letter on the buttons around or adding an extra 20cm to all the wires?

This confusion and delay in revealing the NX's Big Secret has led industry observers like the omnipresent Michael Pachter to claim there's little chance of Nintendo making its previously announced March 2017 launch date for the NX, as if they're still working on its magical and mysterious new features now what chance any actual games that use them being finished in time? [AP via Express]

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