Nintendo has made it clear that they want to launch their NX console by Q1 next year. It’s strange that despite this, they have yet to do so much as an official announcement. This doesn’t fall in pattern with any of their previous announcement strategies.
They always announce consoles in large high profile ways, but they do so sometimes years before a console launches. This time around, they skipped the NX announcement opportunity at E3, and it’s starting to become unclear what their strategy really is.
So far, it seems to be the consensus that the Nintendo NX will incorporate portable handheld elements with a docking station that increases the performance of a title up to the standard of modern gaming. It can be assumed that because of the nature of this device, we can expect the handheld portion to function as its own device, rather than streaming like the Wii U Gamepad.
Hopefully, Nintendo takes a stand and hosts a Nintendo Direct where they finally announce the console. They’re running out of time, and fans won’t allow another delay. Not so much because of the console itself, but because delaying Zelda again will have everyone up in arms.
Nintendo has a lot of work to do to get people thinking about buying an NX, and it’s time to set those wheels in motion! With Project Scorpio and PS Neo right around the corner, Nintendo needs to prove that they have a product worth buying.