Nintendo president outlines plans for 2016; NX details coming

Nintendo's new president has outlined his plans for the company, which includes details on the Nintendo NX, the future of its smartphone apps, and more.

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Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed the company’s plans for 2016, which includes the Nintendo NX, film and TV, and more.

Kimishima-san published his outline of 2016 in Mainichi Shimbun and says Nintendo would like to surprise fans with new ideas this year, and not build on old ones. As a result, Nintendo plans on releasing details of its upcoming console, the Nintendo NX.

Beyond consoles, Kimishima-san reveals the first smartphone app from Nintendo will be rolled out in March 2016 and promises apps with well-known characters will launch in 2016. Outside of the smartphone business, Kimishima-san also plans on expanding Nintendo’s reach to theme parks, movies, and TV animes.

As for Nintendo’s financials, Kimishima-san plans to bring profits to 100 billion yen ($855 million) in “several years.”

A report was published in late 2015 that says the Nintendo NX will enter mass production at the end of Q1 2016. If that report turns out to be true, then we should hopefully hear more about the upcoming console sooner rather than later.

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    January 15, 2016 7:56 AM

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      January 15, 2016 8:02 AM

      I'm not a huge Nintendo fan, I don't have a WiiU. I did have a Wii but haven't touched it in years. I'm still pretty excited about the NX. Just the possibility of having ALL the Nintendo first party games on one platform instead of split between console and mobile is really enticing.

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      January 15, 2016 4:22 PM

      Nintendo pulled off a near-miracle to salvage their standing with Wii U owners in 2015, but everybody who didn't buy the system knows there's no future in it. I love Mario Maker, but I know I'll love Mario Maker 2 on the NX.

      Hopefully they understand the Wii U is a sunk cost and move to replace it with another double-platform Zelda at the end of the year.

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        January 17, 2016 7:03 AM

        I wonder if NX is going to bring Nintendo back to some sort of parity with the other big players. I would like to see the new console be at least as powerful as the Xbox one or PS4 and have the backing of 3rd party developers this time.

        Right now my opinion is that Nintendo makes the type of console that is worth getting towards the end of its planned cycle. Considering the fact that Nintendo consoles aren't really known for doing multiplayer all that well you might as well just wait for the games you want to play.