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Nintendo has been relatively silent for quite some time now. This has given space for a variety of different rumors to sprout and wild speculation to brew, as a result. Nintendo finally broke their silence with their recent Financial Briefing, and while it’s great to finally have an “idea” of what the company’s future plans are, what was said has caused even more questions to arise.
The biggest news to come out of that meeting is no doubt the small details that were released about the NX, which remains to be cloaked in a thick veil of secrecy. While Nintendo has finally given us a release window for the new system, the strategy that they’ve put into place that will carry us to that point is questionable, at best.
Now knowing that the new system is just shy of a year way, it can now officially be said that it’s going to be a pretty ‘long drive’ before we reach our destination. So how’s this road trip looking to be" Dry. Death Valley California, dry. With the NX still far into future, one would think that Nintendo would be pulling up their socks and paving out a smooth path so that the transition would be a little easier to deal with?but no, they’re doing the exact opposite.
As they prepare for the launch of their new system, Nintendo is leaving their ‘old’ system flat-out in the dust. The Wii U has been desperately trying to keep its head above water ever since its launch. The situation steadily began to improve from late 2013, and up until last year, things have been going decently. Seeing that the NX was first made mention of in the beginning half of last year, we went into this year with a noticeable level of doubt as to whether or not the Wii U would still be showing any real signs of life. Nintendo got things off to a good start this year...