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Nintendo is the only major video game hardware producer that still region-locks its products; fans have been petitioning against the policy for years, but Nintendo hasn't budged. CEO Satoru Iwata was recently asked about this by investors, and he revealed that Nintendo is considering dropping region-locking with NX. Iwata says it's "unrealistic" to expect region-locking to go away on 3DS and Wii U, but he's optimistic about a change in the next generation.

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Back in March, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that new video game hardware codenamed "NX" is in development. Details are scarce, and NX's full reveal won't come until next year, but Iwata has stated that it's a "brand new concept" and not just a replacement for 3DS or Wii U.

During the recent investor Q & A session, Iwata was asked if NX was a new handheld, a new console, or if those notions should be abandoned entirely. Iwata responded that the way games are being played is changing, especially between Japan and overseas markets, and part of NX's "brand new concept" is taking the varied playing environments of different countries into consideration. Hit the jump for his full statements.

Two months ago, Nintendo announced that they were partnering with Japanese publisher DeNA to release mobile games. To assure fans that Nintendo was still focused on dedicated gaming platforms, Iwata also teased new hardware codenamed NX. No real details were given for NX, and it looks like that's going to be the case for a while. After stating that Nintendo won't discuss smartphone games at E3, Iwata reiterated that we'll have to wait until next year for NX news, but he did leave investors with the teaser that NX is not a "simple replacement" for Nintendo's current consoles. Hit the jump for more!

Fans have been asking Nintendo to do away with region-locking for years, but so far Nintendo has stood by the policy. Nintendo games can only be played on a console that was purchased in the same region, making it impossible to play imported games. However, this might not be the case with future products. CEO Satoru Iwata just wrapped up a Q&A session with investors in Japan, and parts of it have been translated by reliable sources. According to Iwata, Nintendo is investigating the possibility of dropping region-locking with NX. Hit the jump for more!

Nintendo fans have been asking the company to buy out Capcom for quite some time, and while it's still a pipe dream, it's not just raving fans with a blind wish; Nintendo actually has all the reason to buy them out.

Capcom has dozens of franchises that would do well to bring Nintendo out of their downward-trending console sales, and franchises like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry would help Nintendo shed the "kiddie" reputation they have among so many gamers—and more importantly, among third-party developers. Head inside to learn more!

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed last month that Nintendo is working on a new dedicated gaming platform codenamed NX. No specifics were given, and Iwata said he hoped to share more next year. In the meantime, a principal test engineer at Nintendo has updated his LinkedIn profile to indicate that Nintendo has multiple devices in the works.

Nintendo's Lu Yang marked under "Experience" that he has spent February 2014 until the present working on "Platform Tools for current (Wii U) and next generation (unannounced) consoles." Nintendo typically starts brainstorming for the next handheld and home consoles immediately after their current one is released, but the fact that they're creating platform tools for multiple consoles indicates they're a little further along.

Nintendo's recently announced next-generation platform, codenamed NX, has had many wondering and theorizing on possibilities for the future of the company. While many are imagining a system that melds Nintendo's prowess in home consoles and handhelds, at least one analyst has something radically different in mind, calling his prediction "a video game controller for the smart device era."

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Let's be honest, the Wii U has had a less-than-amazing run so far. While Nintendo's current console has had many great exclusives such as Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., and Hyrule Warriors, as it stands, the console has sold barely 10 million units. Our friends over at VentureBeat say that recent events may point towards a premature, yet controlled, development downswing of the Wii U. Nobody is saying this is because "Nintendoomed" but more because recent events are coming together in a less-than-appealing fashion. Between the delay of Zelda U (which isn't much of a surprise alone), the reveal of Nintendo diving into the mobile market with DeNA, and their latest announcement of the NX, things are starting to look a bit suspicious.

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Just under a week ago, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata surprised the gaming world by teasing upcoming hardware. Nintendo is keeping fairly tight-lipped about the details, but we know they're working on "a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept" under the codename NX. Iwata also said that he hopes to reveal more specifics about NX next year. However, as is the Nintendo tradition in recent years, Nintendo is teasing a revolution. Speaking with Japanese publication Nikkei, Iwata hinted at life-changing innovation. Click below for more!

A few days ago Nintendo revealed that they are working on a new video game hardware. Dubbed "NX," Nintendo describes it as "a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept," but no further details have been revealed. Wii U, Nintendo's home console, is still relatively young, and the improved New Nintendo 3DS model recently launched to re-ignite handheld sales, so it's not clear at this time which device NX will succeed.

We'll likely have to wait until next year to find out, but in the meantime, which are you hoping for? Do you want to see Nintendo launch a new home console, is it time for the next evolution of Nintendo handhelds, or would you like to see some kind of combination of the two like in the "Nintendo Fusion" rumors? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!

As part of the new Nintendo-DeNA partnership, Nintendo will be unveiling a new membership program boasting proper cross-platform functionality. The new system will function on all current and future Nintendo systems as well as across smart devices. Former DeNA developer Ben Cousins says that the cross-platform feature is the key ingredient to this new system being a success. Without it, "it’s really hard to pull off this kind of cross-promotion and interoperability." The successful implementation of this system would drive home Nintendo's goal of making their smartphone presence a way to funnel new players into the console and first-party handheld market.

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We've had a flood of news since Nintendo announced their plans to develop games for mobile devices on Tuesday; couple that with their announcement of a new console called "NX," and you've got a news storm like no other brewing. But we here at Gamnesia have boiled it all down into one easy video that highlights and discusses everything you need to know about the NX and their mobile development plans: both what it means for Nintendo and what it means for you. Head inside to check it out!