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Early in the year, Nintendo revealed that they are currently working on their next dedicated gaming platform, code named NX. Official details have been few and far between since then, and Nintendo doesn't plan to spill the beans until sometime next year, but there have been multiple reports and rumors indicating that it will launch in 2016.

While a 2016 launch is the popular prediction, this is far from official, and not all analysts agree. Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter recently weighed in on the subject. Based on Nintendo's past behavior, Pachter thinks it's far more likely that NX will launch in 2017. You can check out his reasoning by clicking below.

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced plans to enter the mobile market. To assure fans that this would not mean a departure from consoles, the late Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo was working on a new dedicated gaming platform as well. The working name for this upcoming gaming device is "NX," but just as Project Dolphin became GameCube, Revolution became Wii, and Project Café became Wii U, NX will have a different name when it actually launches.

Even so, many have assumed that NX must stand for something and that deciphering its secret name could give us some hints about what we can expect. Well, you can take off your thinking caps, super sleuths, because Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima says that, to the best of his knowledge, it doesn't actually stand for anything. Click below for more.

Early this year, Nintendo announced that they are currently working on a new dedicated gaming device codenamed NX. Few details are known at this time (although Nintendo has dropped some cryptic hints, and rumors abound), and we'll have to wait until 2016 for any concrete details on the upcoming system. However, what we do know is that it will be a departure from Nintendo's recent efforts.

Speaking with Time Magazine, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima stated that convincing Wii owners to transition to Wii U has been a challenge, as it's been difficult to explain what is different about the newer hardware to customers. As such, NX will be "unique and different," and not "the next version of Wii or Wii U."

Wii U has struggled to gain popularity, selling just over 10 million units in three years. We know that Nintendo is already working on their next console, codenamed NX, and a lot of fans are concerned that this will mean the end of Wii U games. In the past, Nintendo executives like Reggie Fils-Aime and the late Satoru Iwata have stated that they want to satisfy the Wii U audience before moving on to their next console, and newly-appointed President Tatsumi Kimishima shares that sentiment. Speaking with Time, he stated that his "first job" is to make sure that the 10 million people who have purchased a Wii U have games to play and are satisfied with their purchase.

Nintendo's latest original IP, Splatoon, has rocked the world of gaming as a family-friendly FPS that's actually fun to play. While the game has been out since May, new content such as maps and weapons has been added over the course of several months. While discussing what NX launch titles Nintendo may have in store with a fellow gamer, I brought up the possibility of Splatoon 2. As another suggestion, he theorized that it may be a better idea to simply port Splatoon to the NX and add expansion packs. Join in on the discussion by clicking below.

Level-5 has hit it big with Yo-Kai Watch, and the company wants the franchise to get into the hands of as many players as possible. However, the publisher has a rich history of other franchises as well, including Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven. Akihiro Hino, the company's CEO, wishes to expand Yo-Kaii, as well as the developer's reach as a whole. Hino-san says that future may include the Wii U and the NX, Nintendo's upcoming next-generation hardware. There's no official word on whether any of the company's properties will expand to home consoles, but it is open to the possibility. Head inside for the quote.

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!