Nintendo’s most recent financial report reveals huge information regarding the upcoming NX console. According the to the release, Nintendo will ship the console worldwide in March 2017.
For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed ‘NX’ with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.
Nintendo also confirmed in a Japanese Twitter post that the moniker “NX” will only be a code-name. No official name has been given to the console just yet. Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki and Nintendo of Europe suggest that the console will not make an appearance at E3 this year, and that most of the focus will be aimed at The Legend of Zelda.
1. No NX at E3. Will focus on new Zelda
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) April 27, 2016
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) April 27, 2016
The news falls in line with The Legend of Zelda being delayed into 2017, which is now confirmed to be a simultaneous release on the Wii U the NX. Whether it is a launch title has yet to be seen. Translation from Siliconera.
[お知らせ] 2016年に発売を予定しておりました、Wii U『ゼルダの伝説 最新作』ですが、さらなるクオリティ向上のため、発売を2017年に延期させていただくことになりました。何卒ご理解のほどお願い申し上げます。なお、Wii U版と同時発売予定で、NX版の開発も進めております。
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) April 27, 2016
The Legend of Zelda’s newest tile” was expected to release in 2016, but in order to further improve on its quality, we have decided to delay the release to 2017. We ask for your kind understanding. Furthermore, with the Wii U version, a NX version’s development is advancing for a simultaneous release.
Stick around for more from Nintendo on the NX and The Legend of Zelda.