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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a few months ago that Nintendo is working on new hardware called NX, and various quotes from executives like Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime indicate that it will be a home console. Nintendo has no NX news to share with us this year, but the wait might not be that long. According to electronics newspaper DigiTimes, sources indicate that NX production will begin later this year, and the console's launch is closer than you think. Keep in mind that this is very much a rumor and should be taken skeptically, and hit the jump for all the juicy details!

Zelda U was nowhere to be seen at E3 2015, as was to be expected, but what we didn't expect is Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime's explanation for its absence: Nintendo didn't want to create frustration amongst its fans. This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. If you've like to learn more, check out the discussion after the jump!

In the past, rumors arose stating that the NX would run on an Android operating system. While Nintendo shot these rumors down as soon as they were created, a new rumor has risen that does not fall very far from this previous bit of speculation.

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A few months ago, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the company is working on new hardware, codenamed NX. Nintendo executives have been pretty tight-lipped since then (they say we won't hear more news until 2016), but Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime opened up a little bit in a recent interview.

Many assume NX will be a home console and a successor to Wii U, but Nintendo previously wouldn't commit to that, stating only that NX is "a brand new concept." However, Reggie brought up NX when talking about home consoles, and later stated that games are being developed for NX because they wouldn't work on Wii U. Hit the jump for more!

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that they have new video game hardware in development. No specific details will be shared until next year, but with Wii U and 3DS selling poorly (3DS got a slight boost from the New Nintendo 3DS model in February, but that surge is wearing off fast) and Nintendo's E3 Digital Event failing to impress, many people feel that the launch of NX isn't that far away. The thought process is that most of Nintendo's development resources have been shifted to NX, and Wii U (and possibly 3DS) are suffering as a result of a transitional period. Hit the jump for Nintendo's answer!

Nintendo won't be unveiling any details about their next piece of hardware, codenamed NX, until next year, but that only applies to the general public. When it comes to business partners, they need to get the details flowing much earlier. According to a report from Fortune, that's exactly what happened at E3.

No specifics were given, but Fortune's "insiders" report that Nintendo pitched NX to third-party partners during E3, and the reception was positive. If true, it's good news for Nintendo, as Wii U has struggled mightily to attract third-party support. Can NX get off to a better start than its predecessor?

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Nintendo legend, responsible for the creation of popular franchises like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and more. In recent generations, he's also taken up quite an active role in the development of Nintendo's hardware, calling the shots on the design for 3DS and Wii U. However, this is a role that he won't be continuing in the future. Speaking with Fortune, Miyamoto discussed the underwhelming sales of Wii U and revealed that he is no longer in charge of Nintendo's hardware decisions.

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata teased upcoming video game hardware codenamed NX back in March, but the company has been very tight-lipped about details since then. Iwata and other Nintendo executives have repeatedly stated that no new information can be given until 2016, but Iwata has said that NX is "a brand new concept" and that playing environments that differ by country are being taken into consideration. During last night's meeting with shareholders, Iwata explained why Nintendo is holding off on NX talk, and he also promised a continued focus on Wii U. Hit the jump for more!

It's no secret that Wii U hasn't been a spectacular success for Nintendo, especially compared to the massive sales of the original Wii. Speaking to NPR about the system's sales struggle, Shigeru Miyamoto cited a combination of the console's price being higher than ideal and how, by the time it released, tablets were already capable of offering the gameplay ideas that the GamePad was designed to revolutionize.

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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Reggie Fils-Aime explains Nintendo's strategy to come out ahead when it comes to comparing sales of consoles between them, Sony, and Microsoft. He does mention Nintendo's dominant presence in Europe and Japan, as well as the fact that they are currently "hard at work" on their next home console system.

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With Zelda U's delay and the recent development that a new Metroid Prime would most likely release on NX rather than Wii U, many fans are concerned that the next title in the Legend of Zelda series might end up being pushed back to Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed NX. Shigeru Miyamoto told IGN to "[not] worry about that," however. "We have some really great Zelda footage," continued Miyamoto, "and at some point we will be showing that off, but not today."

According to a pair of recent tweets from one of the guys over at Unseen64, Next Level Games is currently working on another project in addition to Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

The tweets state that Next Level Games is currently working on a Wii U game as well as Federation Force; however, for whatever reason Nintendo did not show the title off at E3. It is possible that the game will be announced at a Nintendo Direct later this year or at next year's E3, or it could have been pushed back to launch alongside the NX.

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Metroid Prime-series producer Kensuke Tanabe stated that the chances of a new Metroid Prime title releasing on the Wii U is not great.

He stated that "if we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo's NX console". This seems to suggest that not only is a Metroid Prime game not currently in development for Wii U, but also that the NX seems to be a successor to Wii U.

Nikkei, a fairly reliable source, recently reported that Nintendo’s NX is going to run on an Android-based operating system. Nintendo quickly denied the resulting rumors, saying that there was “no truth” to the report. Nevertheless, the internet jumped quickly to speculation. Many pointed out that Nintendo denied similar reports from Nikkei that the DSi XL and the 3DS XL were in production, the latter of which was confirmed just days later.

So where does the truth lie? This is one of the subjects we discuss in the latest episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Head inside to find out.

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, we break down everything you need to know from two Nintendo Directs, and then tackle a ton of news from the week, including rumors that NX will run on Android, Splatoon's first rounds of DLC, more Amiibo hunting horror stories, and the triumphant return of Mega Man. Give it a listen in the player just below, and check out the links further down to read more on any of the stories.