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Early this year, late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo is working on new video game hardware with a code name of NX. Unfortunately we don't have any official information (and Nintendo is keeping quiet until next year), but there are lots of reports and rumors, and many in the industry have begun voicing their thoughts and speculations.

Several developers, notably including Square Enix, have expressed interest in the upcoming console, and another developer has just joined that list. Retro City Rampage developer Vblank Entertainment recently announced their new game, Shakedown Hawaii, and they're also eyeing a possible NX release. However, studio founder Brian Proviciano is currently waiting to hear more about NX before making a decision.

Earlier this year, DigiTimes reported that Nintendo would begin initial production of NX, their upcoming video game device, in October 2015. Mass production was then expect to kick off in May, with Nintendo reportedly expecting to ship 20 million devices in one year.

DigiTimes has now released a follow-up, and a few things have changed. According to the latest report, NX mass production will begin at the end of the first quarter of 2016. This would put the starting point for NX mass production in March or April, unless they are referring to Nintendo's fiscal 2016, in which case the start date for mass production would be in June or July.

Additionally, DigiTimes reports that Foxconn will be manufacturing NX, which is a fairly safe assumption from a historical perspective. While Nintendo is reportedly expecting to ship 20 million units, DigiTimes claims that suppliers are estimating shipments of 10-12 million units instead.

Nintendo announced earlier this year that they are working on new hardware code named NX. Nintendo hasn't revealed many details, but there are lots of rumors, development kits have reportedly shipped, and multiple sources claim that it will launch next year.

Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter has been doing a little NX speculating of his own, predicting that it will likely sell for $300 or less. In a recent video, he also speculated on its chances of success, which he estimates at about 60%. Additionally, he suggested 30 million as a plausible sales figure. Click below to check out his thoughts.

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that they are working on new hardware codenamed NX. No official details have been given, but rumors and reports have been swirling for months, and there's a lot of talk that NX could incorporate multiple devices, either as a hybrid between a console and a handheld or as a platform of multiple interacting devices.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter was recently asked what he thought about these rumors and what price point he believes NX will have. Pachter asserted that he had "no freaking clue" about what NX will be, but he believes it will be priced at $300 or less. Pachter says that he thinks Nintendo has learned from the mistake of launching Wii U (at least the Deluxe model) at $350, and he believes that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One could receive another price cut by the time NX comes out, prompting them to offer it at a price point at or below $300.

Next year, Sony's PlayStation VR will be released and Nintendo will give us more information about the NX. In a recent interview with investors, Capcom has stated that they "will consider" making games for both platforms. According to Capcom, their research and development team is diligently working on "many types of hardware."

You can read the rest of Capcom's statement after the jump!

It's been a long time since we received a Nintendo Direct, but as we reported earlier today, that will soon be changing. Nintendo will be hosting a Nintendo Direct on Thursday, November 12, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time, revealing news about upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. Since then, Nintendo has also announced that this Direct will not feature any news about their upcoming hardware, NX, or their mobile game plans.

We'll likely have to wait until next year for more information on those two ventures, but we should get lots of 3DS and Wii U news. We'll be livestreaming the Direct and covering all of the news as it breaks, so tune in to Gamnesia on Thursday!

Nintendo has often been behind the times when it comes to online accounts and leveraging online services and social media, but these are areas where they have been looking to improve recently, and their upcoming My Nintendo service is the next big step. You'll be able to get a Nintendo Account and access My Nintendo not only via a Nintendo Network ID, but also with Facebook, Google, Twitter, an email account, and more.

Speaking with investors, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima and Nintendo EPD General Manager Shinya Takahashi discussed how this more open account system allows Nintendo to communicate directly with a large consumer base via social media. Nintendo recently teamed up with Facebook to promote Super Mario Maker, and they plan to "keep coordinating" with Facebook and Twitter for future events. Click below to see their thoughts.

Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed that they were working on new gaming hardware with a codename of NX. Very little official information has been revealed (that's supposed to be coming next year), but we've heard lots of rumors and reports that NX will encompass multiple devices or that it will be a hybrid of some kind between a handheld and a home console. There have also been rumblings that it's packing impressive hardware, while others say it's no more powerful than the current generation.

In a recent interview with Venture Beat, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg was asked for his thoughts on the rumors and his predictions on how it will affect the current console cycle. Greenberg responded by asserting that Nintendo has always been innovative and has always done things in a unique way. Click below for his thoughts.

Nintendo has struggled to attract third-party support in recent years, and that has been especially true on Wii U. This is a problem they will be hoping to rectify with their next console, NX, which reportedly had a positive reception among third-party developers at E3.

One large publisher that has shown little support for Nintendo recently is EA. During the company's second quarter earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson was asked whether EA would be aggressive or cautious when it came to spending resources to develop for it. Check out his response after the jump!

One of the key complaints when Nintendo rolled out Nintendo Network IDs in 2012 was that, despite Nintendo's insistence that they'd built a modern account system that answered everyone's problems, the benefits associated with the new accounts still weren't quite on par with what players had come to expect on PSN, Xbox Live, and even their iOS and Android devices. For one thing, NNIDs offered virtually no support for digital cross-buy, even for games that appeared on multiple platforms like NES Virtual Console games. You couldn't log in on a friend's system and play local multiplayer using your account and your data. And, of course, the most damning issue of all: if you need to replace your Wii U, your NNID doesn't let you simply log back on your new system and access all your old digital games—you had to make a special call to Nintendo tech support.

Nintendo's recently started paving over some of the early issues with NNIDs. You can now unite your eShop balances across both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U by linking your systems to the same NNID. Some games, like OlliOlli and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, have started to support cross-buy. But many of the bolder issues remain unresolved, even today. Thankfully, Nintendo's new account system—the aptly named "Nintendo Account"—seems to be moving in the right direction.

Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke out at Nintendo’s investor briefing concerning the current situation of their next-gen console, codenamed NX, and it sounds like the company is now looking beyond just licensing their IP to third parties. Rather than being overly protective of the direction of their catalogue as they have been in the past, Nintendo is now planning on utilizing a more aggressive approach regarding their IP's in hopes to bring greater prospects to the company’s future. Hit the jump for more information.

During Nintendo's second quarter investor briefing, new President Tatsumi Kimishima finally gave more details on Nintendo's new account service and membership program that's set to replace Club Nintendo. Initially we reported (via translations from The Wall Street Journal) that the service is called Nintendo Account. As it turns out, Nintendo Account is actually the name for the new account system, and you can register for a Nintendo Account by using your Nintendo Network ID, Facebook, Google, Twitter, an email account, and more. The overall service will be called "My Nintendo," and lots of details have been revealed. Hit the jump for more.

Retro Studios launched their latest game in February 2014, so they've been working on new games for over a year now. In this week's episode of Nintendo Week, Gamnesia's Nintendo podcast, we pondered what kind of project Retro Studios is working on—and with good timing, too, seeing as we were joined by Liam Robertson, also known as Tamaki from Unseen64, a freelance games researcher who often uncovers hidden information from within Nintendo.

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full discussion, or keep reading below for a brief rundown of the news.

The Wall Street Journal recently released reports about Nintendo's next console, the NX, which included information that it was powered by "industry-leading chips" and that it showed developers a tech demo that would have been "impossible" without cutting-edge hardware. Many Nintendo fans have gotten excited that their next platform will be significantly more powerful than what's currently on the market, but we're not so quick to jump on the hyper train.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. We're joined by special guest Liam Robertson, of Unseen64, who claims to have spoken with engineers working on NX who say that that is absolutely not Nintendo's intention. Check out the full discussion video after the jump to find out why we don't think the NX will be a pioneer of cutting-edge gaming tech, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

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.

This week, Alex, Ben, and Colin are joined by Liam Robertson, also known as Tamaki from Unseen64, to discuss a whole slew of subjects. Our news segment includes some recent reports about a powerful NX console, as well as Tri Force Heroes impressions, Chibi-Robo, and more. After the break we'll touch on the rumor Tamaki reported that Shovel Knight is coming to Smash, who the Fighter Ballot characters could be, Retro Studios' next project, and what's happening behind-the-scenes with Metroid, Kirby, and more. This is a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! 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 we discuss!