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Game Developers Conference 2016 is right around the corner, and the "State of the Industry" report has been issued ahead of the conference. The report included the results of a developer survey, showing which platforms are most popular with developers right now. The survey brings disappointing news for Nintendo and its fans, as it shows that only 5% of developers surveyed are actively working on Wii UI games. 3DS is even worse off, attracting just 3% of developers, while the upcoming NX has 1% developer support thus far.

PC games led the pack, with 52% of developers actively developing for PC. Mobile was the second most popular platform, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One followed behind it. There's also a lot of interested in Virtual Reality, with 20% of developers working on titles for Oculus Rift.

Nintendo is currently developing a new dedicated gaming device under the code name NX (first announced almost a year ago), and they'll be sharing details on the system this year. During the wait, we've heard lots of juicy rumors and reports, and today we have an especially intriguing claim from a reliable source.

Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games, is reporting that Bandai Namco Entertainment is currently developing multiple games for NX. Among them is a Super Smash Bros. game which Toto says is planned as a launch title. Unfortunately we have no other details at this time and the original source of the information cannot be revealed, but Toto has proven reliable in the past, and he assures fans that "the source situation is very solid. Otherwise I wouldn't have tweeted." It's unclear whether this is a new Super Smash Bros. game or a re-release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. We'll keep you posted if and when more details leak!

Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles X recently came out in the West for the Wii U, allowing us to finally explore the massive world of Mira to our hearts' content. Of course, some people have already completed the game and are starting to wonder about what the series could do next.

Fortunately for such fans, a new rumor from TiLMENDOMiNATiON, a part of the NiNTENDOMiNATiON team, states that Monolith Soft is already working on a sequel to X that would be intended for Nintendo's mysterious NX hardware. Head past the jump to see the tweet and to learn more!

Nearly a year ago, Nintendo teased that they were developing new video game hardware, code named NX. Official details have been few and far between sine then, but Nintendo executives like President Tatsumi Kimishima have promised to share more news this year. In the meantime, there have been numerous reports (some conflicting), and many of them suggest that Nintendo NX will launch this holiday season.

Video game retailer GameStop recently sent out a survey to fans, gauging their knowledge of and interest in various consoles and virtual reality devices, including two questions related to NX. Firstly, the survey asked if fans were aware that Nintendo was developing a new console. Secondly, NX was included in the section that asked customers which consoles they intended to buy in the next twelve months. This is very likely just a hypothetical question from GameStop, but it's possible that major retailers have a better idea of when NX will launch than the general public does. We'll keep you up to date as more NX news is announced.

Nintendo had both its most successful home console of all time and its most successful handheld of all time last generation, but things have been different this time around. Wii U is on pace to sell fewer units than any Nintendo home console in history, and 3DS, while more successful than Wii U, is on pace to be Nintendo's lowest-selling handheld of all time, unless you count the Virtual Boy.

Because of this, many analysts have voiced their opinion that Nintendo should abandon hardware and focus on software. Among them is Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter – a vocal critic of Nintendo's business model over the past few years. In the latest episode of his Pachter Factor podcast, he was asked whether Nintendo should become a full-time mobile developer, shift to third-party development on other consoles, or continue making their own. While Pachter doesn't see Nintendo abandoning hardware anytime soon, he does believe it could lead to some interesting developments in the industry. Hit the jump for more.

Nearly a year ago, Nintendo teased that they were working on new video game hardware code named NX. Official details have been few and far between since then, but Nintendo has hinted that it could incorporate multiple devices, and rumblings in the industry say it will be available as both a handheld device and as a home console.

While this dual-device approach isn't confirmed, a lot of analysts believe it's the real deal. In fact, the latest report from analyst David Gibson of Macquarie Capital Securities actually predicts that the handheld version of Nintendo NX will launch in 2016 (with a price tag between $200 and $300) and the home console version will launch in 2017. This is also the same report that suggested NX could be compatible with PC and PlayStation 4, but that is speculation based off of recent patents.

While we're still waiting for the official announcement of NX details Nintendo promised we'd get this year, rumors are flying regarding the company's next-generation console. The latest was picked up by Liam Robertson, a contributor for Did You Know Gaming and Nintendo Life. The rumor falls under a new premise: the details were allegedly spilled in a survey hosted by the very real Nintendo client GFK. Whether this adds credibility to the rumor is up to you.

Read the full report after the jump.

While it's been quite some time since Nintendo announced their next-generation console, currently going under the production title NX, the company has held true to its promise that no more information will be revealed until 2016. But now that 2016 has come, reports and rumors are slowly starting to emerge regarding the gaming system.

The latest whisper of NX comes from Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki, who claims to have gotten some information from David Gibson, a trusted insider often present at closed-door Nintendo events. According to Mochizuki, Gibson says the NX "may work with smartphones, PCs, and even rival consoles such as PlayStation 4."

Will you be happy if this is true? What kind of functionality do you expect from such compatibility? Let us know in the comments inside.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS have made some of our wildest crossover dreams come true, but meanwhile there's a lot of content that has a long history with Nintendo that's gone ignored. A listener question on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, looked back on characters like King K. Rool, Isaac, Waluigi, and other popular requests from longtime Nintendo fans and asked whether the next installment of Super Smash Bros. should forge its identity in contrast to the current version by cutting out a lot of the crossover content and doubling down on representing characters who have smaller but more passionate groups of fans behind them.

Head inside to see our response!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join the Nintendo Week crew's first episode of 2016, as we dig deep into new rumors about the NX, details on cancelled Fire Emblem games, and a ton of recent news from Sakurai about his work on Smash and other future projects. After the break, we revive the Mystery House feature to answer awesome questions from listeners like you, so we dig into their movie deals, future remakes, and indie games we'd like to see on Wii U. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

Nearly a year ago, Nintendo teased that they had a new dedicated gaming platform in the works, and they gave it the code name NX. Officially announced details have been few and far between, but juicy rumors have been surfacing regularly, and many in the industry are expecting that Nintendo NX will release this year.

You can add Nomura Securities to that list, as analyst Junko Yamamura's projections have Wii U making its official debut in June before launching during the holiday season. According to Yamamura's analysis, Nintendo will announce the "concept" for NX sometime between March and May, but the full reveal will have to wait until June, which likely means an E3 reveal. Click below for more.

As was revealed yesterday, Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros., says his next job has already been decided. He said nothing further on the subject, and did not hint on what his next project will be. Until we hear more from Sakurai, all we can do is speculate.

One possibility brought up by our Editor-in-Chief on Twitter is the resurrection of The Mysterious Murasame Castle, a Zelda-like game from the days of the NES which only released in Japan. There are plenty of other options, though, so check out more of our thoughts and share your own after the jump!

Early last year, Nintendo first teased that they are currently developing new video game hardware code named NX. Plenty of rumors and reports have popped up over the months, but official information has been rare. That should hopefully be changing soon, as Nintendo promised more information in 2016, and the new year is finally here.

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima briefly mentioned Nintendo NX during a recent interview on Sankei West, stating that his company would not just jump into the market with a new console. According to Kimishima, NX development is "steady," and (reiterating previous statements) the upcoming device will offer a new experience that differs from 3DS and Wii U. Unfortunately, he did not elaborate any further. We'll be on the lookout for more NX new as it breaks.

Back in March of this year, Nintendo revealed that they have a new dedicated video game device in the works, code named NX. Very few official details have been released, and rumors abound. Nintendo has indicated that NX could incorporate multiple devices as part of one platform, and many believe there will be both a home console and a handheld version.

During a recent interview with popular Japanese gaming publication 4Gamer, Koei Tecmo President and CEO Yoichi Erikawa was asked if he believes home consoles are on the decline. In response Erikawa pointed to strong sales of PlayStation 4 and the upcoming Nintendo NX as signs that companies are still committed to that market. Click below for his thoughts.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS have finished their long run of additional DLC content, and it's time for Director Masahiro Sakurai to start thinking about his next project. But we all know Nintendo's NX could be even less than a year away, and unless they want their exciting new console to have no Smash game any time in the foreseeable future (which they surely don't), they're going to need some quick turnaround.

This was one of the talking points on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on a next-gen port of Super Smash Bros., or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.