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Nintendo drops tiny NX launch hint in between being arsey about everything


The Nintendo NX is set to arrive in 2017, and the latest rumours point to the company next discussing it at one of its special Nintendo Direct events. In the meantime? The company doesn't want to talk about it.

At least, that's the latest according to games blog Game Skinny.

At the Yo-Kai Watch 2 launch in Canada, the site sat down for some cozy time with Nintendo of Canada communications manager Andrew Collins, who apparently said at the start of the event that questions about the NX would result in the interview being cut short.

GS originally reported on the warning, then later changed its article at Nintendo's behest (as was first spotted here) – so the company isn't just being testy about NX talk, it's going full on bully boy by the sound of it.

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Collins did, however, hint that a future Nintendo Direct event could hold the key to the elsuive NX console, cryptically saying that, "Nintendo Directs are actually presented to the communications teams much closer to their release."

It's a hint. The smallest of hints. Barely event a hint, if we're honest, but it's the only fix around at the moment – other than that potential £350 price tag, of course.

The fact that both Sony and Microsoft have beaten Nintendo to the shelves in the next-gen console wars is one possible explanation as to why the firm is being so arsey about hardware-related chatter.

Similarly, the rash of NX leaks and rumours circulating could be well off the mark, and the company obviously wouldn't want to stymie the sense of excitement building around the new system.

By way of background, Sony recently launched the PS4 Pro and an updated PS4 (née the PS4 Slim), while Microsoft debuted the Xbox One S.

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What part of 2017 do you think the Nintendo NX will launch? Let us know in the comments below.


September 28, 2016, 2:04 pm

PS4 Pro hasn't been launched yet, that's in November.


September 28, 2016, 2:51 pm

well nintendo better do something to get people's intrested, release date in 2017, maybe q1 or q2.

Luís Antonio Rodríguez

September 28, 2016, 11:06 pm

Sony and Microsoft didnt beat Nintendo to market on current gen. Wii U launched 2012 a full year before xb1 and ps4. They are now coming out mid cycle with completely new hardware.

Eddie Battikha

September 29, 2016, 12:45 am

Wii U launched in 2012 to compete with a 2005 Xbox 360 and a 2006 PS3. Nintendo will always be far behind in Hardware.


September 29, 2016, 12:59 am

Yeah, Nintendo is really screwing themselves over from the sound of it. I like Nintendo (and I definitely prefer them over Microsoft and Sony in the video game industry), but I'm not a _fan_ of them, because of stuff like this. It seems like Nintendo is very fanbase-unfriendly based on many articles I read about them. It's sad that Sega had to go early, because if they ever came back with a new console I'd SO pre-order it, even if I was in debt.

Luís Antonio Rodríguez

September 29, 2016, 2:52 am

I think your mistaken the Wii had already killed both of them in sales it didnt need to compete on hardware it was crushing on entertainment value. Hence Sony and Microsoft playing catch up with motion controls.

Alexandre Bret

September 29, 2016, 5:32 am

waste of time


October 2, 2016, 5:57 pm

No big surprise, friendly face of gaming is a Myth, it's business!

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