Nintendo's NX is on the horizon, and it hopefully won't be long before Nintendo officially unveils what the system is. So we think now is a perfect time to remember the biggest features we wish the console would offer when it's finally in our hands.
This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and they range from the totally-expected to the totally-farfetched. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.
Alex wants to see Nintendo give their content-focused multiplayer games free-to-play models that supplement their traditional premium price tag, so new gamers who don't know that they want to spend the full $60 can still feel welcomed to enjoy the game and pay for various different offerings to unlock specific content once they feel it's worth it. He also adds that shared family accounts in their Nintendo Network account system would be much appreciated.
Ben wants Nintendo to wrap up all the interesting things their rumored tech partner, Nvidia, has done with their Nvidia product lines to stream movies, shows, and even Steam games directly to the NX, in order to make it a cheap entertainment hub for the television—like a Roku enhanced with gaming, in addition to its portable console roots.
My biggest wish is that NX launches with all the games currently available on the Wii U and 3DS' Virtual Console platforms available for NX's Virtual Console at launch—and furthermore that it can upload your 3DS and Wii U save data to continue playing our past five years' worth of Virtual Console save data on the NX without having to start all those games from scratch.
Our full thoughts include a few more suggestions, so be sure to check out the discussion video above to hear about a TV remote, SD card storage, and more. If you like the video, you can subscribe to Nintendo Week on iTunes, where we release new episodes every Wednesday, or you could check out the full episode. If you don't like long-form podcasts, you can subscribe to us on YouTube, where our discussion segments are uploaded on Thursdays, and these select snippets from the rest of the podcast—which we call NWC—are uploaded throughout the week. If you like what you hear, we'd love it if you leave us a review on iTunes, where you can find episodes covering tons of other subjects, or send us your feedback! We'd love to know what you think of the show, and how you think we can improve it.