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KRSOne

Registered User
#1
Gamers and media insiders still have no idea what exactly the Nintendo NX is. It will be the house of Mario’s next game platform but whether or not it will be a hybrid of a handheld and typical home console along with what kind of controller it will have is still subject to wild speculation. There’s also rumors of Wii U remasters.

Nintendo announced that the NX will release in March 2017, while also revealing that the next Legend of Zelda game has been delayed so it can launch on both the NX and Wii U simultaneously, something many had already expected after the same thing happened with the original Twilight Princess during the previous console generation transition. During the company’s fiscal year briefing, Nintendo’s President explained a little bit more about the decision for the chosen release window.


Nintendo published President Tatsumi Kimishima’s full presentation from the company’s Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ended March 2016 on their website and in it are slides about upcoming titles, particularly for Nintendo 3DS including the worldwide Winter 2016 release of Pokémon Sun and Moon. Kimishima also reiterated the news that the Nintendo NX console will land early next year. Many fans and industry experts were expecting such information to be made public during E3, but as in recent years, Nintendo is not hosting a full press conference and instead is focusing purely on The Legend of Zelda – their only playable game coming to E3 2016.
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Good idea they need a bunch of exclusive games ready for launch. From what I remember when the WIIU came out the only game they really had was Mario Bros U. I still say the WIIU was nothing but a Wii with HD.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#2
It's going to be a cartridge system.

:haha7::haha7::haha7:
 

SOS

Is alive.
Wackbag Staff
#4
The NX is coming March 2017.


http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/05/05/rumour-nintendo-nx-to-drop-discs-for-cartridges

May, 05 2016
Rumor: Nintendo NX to Drop Discs for Cartridges
NX level.
by Joe Skrebels

The financial statements of the company that provides Nintendo's ROM chips - used in both consoles and for 3DS game cartridges - have sparked speculation as to whether the upcoming Nintendo NX will drop the use of optical disc drives in favour of cartridges.

As spotted by Screen Critics, Chinese memory manufacturer Macronix is reportedly expecting an increased order of ROM chips from Nintendo, and company chairman Wu Miin made specific reference to the NX in his financial briefing (reported by Money-Link and translated by NeoGAF user Jim_Cacher):

"Macronix’s ROM chips are usually supplied to videogame console maker, Nintendo. Although the sales is in off season during the first quarter, the revenue is similar compared with the same period last year. Wu Miin suggested that as Nintendo had just announced it will release a new generation console in March next year, and the console will be launched at the same time in Japan, America and Europe, so ROM’s sales is expected to increase in the latter half of this year, and it will have a large growth potential.”

An increased need for ROM chips above and beyond the usual level required for 3DS game production has been touted by some as possible evidence of a return to cartridge-based game delivery for Nintendo. Cartridges were dropped for the GameCube, and all subsequent consoles used disc drives.

The high-speed nature of cartridges could obviate the need for PS4-style game installations and, if the rumours of the NX being a handheld/home console hybrid are true, the lack of an optical disc drive would make the console far more portable.

There are mitigating factors here - the NX could very well just include internal ROM chips, leading to that increased demand (although some have questioned whether the potential size and quality of Macronix's latest chips would be required for an internal component).

Screen Critics also reports that Macronix recently began testing chips with a capacity of 32GB, and that these could be what Nintendo plans to purchase. Given that Xbox One and PS4 both use 50GB capacity Blu-Ray discs, and many games exceed even that, forcing extra features to be downloaded, there's some question as to whether Nintendo would adopt a format that reduced the need for installs, but still required it for many modern games.

There's a chance that all of this is moot - last year, Nintendo filed a patent for a console with no disc drive, but emphasised the use of downloads to a hard drive for game distribution. Even that's being used as evidence of cartridges by some, however, as the patent also includes a "read/write card slot"

This should all be cleared up soon enough - Nintendo has announced that the NX will launch globally in March 2017, although we won't see it at E3.
Which is faster: Flashcart or Blu-ray?

Wii U's Line-up
Splatoon
Super Mario Maker
Super Smash Bros
New Super Mario Bros. U
Mario Party 10
Xenoblade X
Star Fox Zero
 
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KRSOne

Registered User
#5
It's going to be a cartridge system.

:haha7::haha7::haha7:
I love the idea of carts, the load time should be a lot faster. The only problem is you wouldn't be able to play wii or wiiu games.
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
#6
I love the idea of carts, the load time should be a lot faster. The only problem is you wouldn't be able to play wii or wiiu games.
You do realize you are living in the year 2016 and you are excited about load times. Think about that one.

Load times.

With the limited space available on the cart have fun downloading every.fucking.thing just to play a full game. Im not talking about DLC, you are going to have to download (or save to the cloud that Nintendo will announce so people can be fooled into thinking they are getting some state of the art gaming system) massive amounts of data just to be able to play a game. Good luck with that, Kirk.

Load times. You really are a treat.
 

KRSOne

Registered User
#8
With the limited space available on the cart have fun downloading every.fucking.thing just to play a full game. Im not talking about DLC, you are going to have to download (or save to the cloud that Nintendo will announce so people can be fooled into thinking they are getting some state of the art gaming system) massive amounts of data just to be able to play a game. Good luck with that, Kirk.
Yes this is 2016, a cart isn't limited to 125mb.
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
#9
Yes this is 2016, a cart isn't limited to 125mb.
Yet still no where near what a blu ray can hold for a hell of a lot cheaper to produce. You are going to get those fast load times though, so you wont be able to heat up an Uncrustable while you are waiting on your game. Sorry, bro.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#10
You do realize you are living in the year 2016 and you are excited about load times. Think about that one.

Load times.

With the limited space available on the cart have fun downloading every.fucking.thing just to play a full game. Im not talking about DLC, you are going to have to download (or save to the cloud that Nintendo will announce so people can be fooled into thinking they are getting some state of the art gaming system) massive amounts of data just to be able to play a game. Good luck with that, Kirk.

Load times. You really are a treat.
The best thing about an SSD is the elimination of load times. It's great.
 

crippledalbino

The God of 42nd Street
Donator
#11
Yet still no where near what a blu ray can hold for a hell of a lot cheaper to produce. You are going to get those fast load times though, so you wont be able to heat up an Uncrustable while you are waiting on your game. Sorry, bro.
Whatever point you're trying to make, don't besmirch the mighty Uncrustable.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#13
Yes this is 2016, a cart isn't limited to 125mb.
No, but they are limited to about 1/4 of a blue ray, you'll be DLing a whole lot of data.

Unless it's Nintendo's usual quality of game, then you can probably get two on a cart.
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
#14
No, but they are limited to about 1/4 of a blue ray, you'll be DLing a whole lot of data.

Unless it's Nintendo's usual quality of game, then you can probably get two on a cart.
Let it go. He'll never listen to anything remotely resembling a good thought. Don't even try.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#15
No, but they are limited to about 1/4 of a blue ray, you'll be DLing a whole lot of data.

Unless it's Nintendo's usual quality of game, then you can probably get two on a cart.
Flash memory. It's a thing.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#17
I'm guessing it'll be under powered and feature a gimmick!!!
 

crippledalbino

The God of 42nd Street
Donator
#20
I tried to watch the whole video. Tapped out. You don't need three and a half minutes to show a bunch of reasonably attractive hipsters playing fucking mario and then having to go somewhere.
 

NotSoFast

Registered User
#21
Playskool graphics. Gaming on the go? iPad has better graphics. I guess Nintendo will never learn what the people (minus children) want.
 

Chip Spackler

Well-Known Member
Donator
#24
No one with a lifestyle as active as the guy in this video wants to take his video games wherever he goes.

Is the average Nintendo Switch consumer jet-setting, flirting with girls around town, and playing basketball with a dozen buddies?
 

SOS

Is alive.
Wackbag Staff
#25
I guess Nintendo never heard of the slang definition of "Switch".
 
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