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Report: Nintendo NX reveal 'coming next week'

We could be learning all about the Nintendo NX as early as next week.


The Nintendo NX will reportedly be revealed next week.

The report of the long-awaited unveiling of the Nintendo NX comes from the Macquarie Group, which has downgraded Nintendo’s stock from its previous “Outperform” rating to “Neutral” as it says its official reveal is coming next week. This lines up with previous reports saying the console would make its debut in October 2016.

The reason for the downgrade is because it believes the console will come at a price that will be seen as a “major” disappointment for volume sales, which the Macquarie Group says the NX will retail between $300 and $350.

This price point is being considered as a way to keep in line with competing consoles, which would be quite the departure from how the Nintendo Wii was priced against the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 when it was announced. Considering the Nintendo NX won’t outperform either the PlayStation 4 Pro or the Xbox Scorpio, the $300 - $350 price point appears to be the logical range, especially since it’s expected to be a console / mobile hybrid.

This past Summer, Nintendo reconfirmed its NX would launch globally in March 2017, which means it’ll have approximately five months for gamers to gain interest in the unit. If they can assure its fans a new The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Pokemon game would release six months within its launch, then we could see interest skyrocket with ease.

We’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update our story accordingly.

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    October 14, 2016 11:25 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Report: Nintendo NX reveal 'coming next week'

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      October 14, 2016 11:26 AM

      I am eager to be disappointed!

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      October 14, 2016 11:56 AM

      isn't the Wii a massive outlier for launching at < $300? At least in the past decade? Seems a little odd to have expected the NX to launch at significantly less, especially if you believe the hybrid console rumors that presumably would use evolutions of the Wii U and 3DS tech that brought their launch prices upwards.

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      October 14, 2016 12:16 PM

      I am that guy in that I will buy whatever console Nintendo puts out because of Nintendo first party games. Microsoft just removed the need for me to buy their console with the Play Anywhere stuff, and the Sony first party stuff doesn't really grab me besides Uncharted. Horizon looks good as well.

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      October 14, 2016 12:25 PM

      I want them to succeed so much but I fear that they are too obstinate (in a business sense) to change in order to accommodate 3rd party devs and increasing hardware expectations from players.

      I so want to be proven wrong.

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        October 14, 2016 12:48 PM

        All the leaks point to the new dev tools being really nice to work with.

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          October 14, 2016 12:56 PM

          UNF so hard. I never wrote anything for the Wii/U but all the 3rd party devs said it was a pain in the ass. Hopefully this will make it significantly easier for them to port titles to the NX.

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          October 14, 2016 1:54 PM

          they still need marketshare and roughly equivalent horsepower to the competition for that to be truly useful though

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        October 14, 2016 1:25 PM

        They've made several popular online games, which nobody believed they could, or would do. So they're at least that open to change.

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          October 14, 2016 1:28 PM

          Several? Pokemon GO is a good example but what else?

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            October 14, 2016 1:29 PM

            Oh there's that Mario iPhone game too, but it's not out yet afaik

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            October 14, 2016 1:32 PM

            Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, and if you want to count integration Mario Maker.

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            October 14, 2016 3:08 PM

            Splatoon which is almost entirely multiplayer sold 5 million units. Its kept an online community hooked through regular map/gear updates and community events for its first year (RIP Splatfests). Mario Kart 8 and Smash 4 are both big online. Mario Maker is the best its been now that quality makers tend to get upvoted over gimmick courses ("don't move" courses, etc)

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              October 14, 2016 3:16 PM

              Yeah I own and played Splatoon, I was thinking of mobile because reasons. I also have all the others you mentioned lol and I think Mario Maker is one of the most ingenious things they've done in a long time.

              And I still haven't beat Shacknews Level 5 because TMWTB is a jerk.

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          October 14, 2016 3:13 PM

          Doh, for some reason I thought you meant mobile games. Agreed! Splatoon and MK8 and Smash U were all great online games.

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            October 14, 2016 3:18 PM

            And prior to that everybody was "wait and see" when it came to MP. But they came through.

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      October 14, 2016 12:57 PM

      Any predictions on what it will be called? NX is a codename, right?

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      October 14, 2016 12:57 PM

      Woohoo FINALLY! Day one for us.

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      October 14, 2016 2:34 PM


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      October 14, 2016 2:50 PM

      Why is everything a REveal these days. Can't anyone make an original Veal anymore?

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      October 14, 2016 2:57 PM

      Nintendonx sub Reddit is weird . It's like a cult . Anyways they're not buying this so I'll believe them

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      October 14, 2016 3:01 PM

      Are they going to demand revenue sharing for covering Nintendo news soon? Their streaming rules are so bad I don't even want to give them money.

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