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Old 24th March 2016, 10:58 AM   #16
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i dont think its real at all. nintendo have a rich history of making really good feeling controllers to hold. the snes with nice round edges was a big step up from the nes square design. the 64 was the first one with analogue thumb stick and multiples ways to hold. The gamecube controller was one of the best ever made with the best triggers of any controller imo. the wiimote was a major departure from the industry standard yet also super comfortable with perfect a + b button placement. the wiiu again a major departure with huge screen in the center yet still very comfortable to hold.

that prototype looks anything but comfortable and its simply not nintendo. Its not something they would give to consumers.

putting the wiiu controller in the second picture just reeks of a setup
I'm sorry but most Nintendo controllers are a) hugely different from their predecessor and/or b) weird at first glance.

that controller would fit right in with the evolution of Nintendo controllers.

Think for a moment just how different all the Nintendo controllers are.

I mean the last 3 for example are GC > Wiimote > WiiU tablet thingy. N64 controller was not a nice thing to hold, NES was pretty shocking, SNES is probably the best but the MD controller was more ergonomic by a fair margin.

The only two actual "normal" controllers they've had of late are the Wii's awful, awful pro controller and the WiiU's 360 knockoff that they moved the right stick on.

One thing that every Nintendo controller does have is that it will be wildly different than what went before and usually not what you will expect (the WiiU pro controller is the most conventional they've ever made imo).
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Old 24th March 2016, 11:19 AM   #17
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I'm sorry but most Nintendo controllers are a) hugely different from their predecessor and/or b) weird at first glance.
i already pointed all that out.

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that controller would fit right in with the evolution of Nintendo controllers.
no it would'nt all nintendo controllers are super comfortable. that one breaks that pattern.

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N64 controller was not a nice thing to hold
yes it was, not saying it was the best ever but was still comfortable

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NES was pretty shocking,
for an early 80's standpoint no it wasn't it was a huge step up from the atari 2600 people were used to.

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SNES is probably the best but the MD controller was more ergonomic by a fair margin.
worng again, MD had only 3 buttons, no shoulder buttons. not to mention the 3 buttons layed out in a line. the snes buttons were all pushable by barely moving your right thumb at all.

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The only two actual "normal" controllers they've had of late are the Wii's awful, awful pro controller and the WiiU's 360 knockoff that they moved the right stick on.
no ones talking about normal, its the comfort factor. nintendo have always made comfortable controllers

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One thing that every Nintendo controller does have is that it will be wildly different than what went before and usually not what you will expect (the WiiU pro controller is the most conventional they've ever made imo).
again i already pointed that out.

that controller is definitely not for the NX it breaks the patten that nintendo have established since their inception of comfortable controllers.
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Old 24th March 2016, 11:21 AM   #18
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I fully expect you to eat all of the words if that turns out to be close to the final controller.

and IMO, most ninetndo controllers are not what I would call comfotable to hold - but they work and they show Nintendo are willing to try something different (unless you count portables - everything is just an iteration of G&W ).
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Old 24th March 2016, 11:39 AM   #19
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I fully expect you to eat all of the words if that turns out to be close to the final controller.
sure ill eat em. but if im right you gotta eat yours to, with french fried potatos.
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Old 24th March 2016, 1:04 PM   #20
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sure ill eat em. but if im right you gotta eat yours to, with french fried potatos.


I never said that it will definitely be the controller

I'll take those fries though
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Old 25th March 2016, 10:55 AM   #21
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Confirmed fake. Better luck next time
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Old 25th March 2016, 2:55 PM   #22
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Confirmed fake. Better luck next time
That doesn't really confirm anything...

It might not be the controller, it could just be a new portable console..
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Old 25th March 2016, 5:29 PM   #23
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told ya !!
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Old 25th March 2016, 8:31 PM   #24
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Second round of leaked photos.... wait for it.... also fake
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Old 26th March 2016, 8:12 AM   #25
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Second round of leaked photos.... wait for it.... also fake
yup, big old fake. Still makes me wonder what Nintendo are up to though.

saw a video of the second one and the dude put some impressive work into the fakeage not just like the original which was a photoshop.
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Old 27th April 2016, 7:00 PM   #26
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Nintendo officially launching codename NX March 2017

The Nintendo NX *Will Be Out March 2017 Worldwide

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Nintendo just announced that the Nintendo NX will be out in March 2017. That release window is global.

Via a financial release, Nintendo states, “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.”

In a tweet, the company pointed out that “NX” is still only the console’s codename.

Oddly, Nintendo apparently will not be showing the still unrevealed NX platform at this year’s E3, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, who was at today’s Nintendo financial briefing in Osaka.
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Old 27th April 2016, 7:05 PM   #27
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They should just keep the codename for launch... the Wii's codename was far better than the release name
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They should just keep the codename for launch... the Wii's codename was far better than the release name
They never pick the cool names. Dolphin and Project Cafe were cooler too.
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Old 27th July 2016, 10:17 AM   #29
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So their new console is going to be a mobile device of sorts that supports carts and is fully portable.

Reports coming out of Eurogamer point to a Tegra X1 powered device with real controllers a touch screen and a custom ninty OS.

Oh lordy - assume they have some sort of plan here.

Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

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On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal - but here's the twist: we've heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.
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For more on the console's power, Digital Foundry has a deep-dive look at the chip Nintendo has chosen as the centrepiece of NX, according to numerous well-placed sources: Nvidia's powerful Tegra mobile processor.

NX will use game cartridges as its choice of physical media, multiple sources have also told us.

Considering NX's basis as a handheld first and foremost, the choice may not come as too much of a surprise - although we have heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge, which is small when considering the size of many modern games.
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Old 27th July 2016, 10:36 AM   #30
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So their new console is going to be a mobile device of sorts that supports carts and is fully portable.
From what I'm reading:

1) The "carts" sound like legacy options for people without Internet. It sounds like digital distribution will be Nintendo's main aim.

2) It'll be the "inverse" of the WiiU, which was a console with a "detachable" screen. This will be more like a powerful mobile device that lets you attach it to a TV if you want.

It sounds like Nintendo are not interested in competing head on with Microsoft/Sony, and acknowledge that they have the lions share of portable gaming (especially true in Japan). Their biggest competitor right now are actually iOS/Android phones and mobile gaming. It sounds like the NX will attempt to compete more with these than it will with traditional consoles.

There was rumour for a while that Nintendo would release a phone, but I think that would have been pretty stupid in a market where even Microsoft can't make a dent. They could try to partner with someone like Apple (now that Steve "I hate games" Jobs is out of the picture) or even Google, but Nintendo like to be in control. A "mobile first" console that replaces both the WiiU and 3DS product lines in one is a pretty interesting strategy. And given Nintendo's typical push of software being more important than hardware, their less-than-cutting-edge hardware means at the very least they'll have some decent battery life (a major failing in mobile gaming).

Speaking as someone who enjoys the idea of mobile gaming, but hates 99% of games on phones (mostly because of the touch/swipe mechanic that IMHO sucks), I'm looking forward to what this brings.

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Hardware looks to be a mix of Nvidia Tegra and ARM.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...y-nvidia-tegra

Not unusual for modern devices to have powerful main CPU/GPU with a small ARM to handle communication in a low-power state (the Wii, WiiU and PS4 all use a low power ARM CPU to do things while the console sleeps).

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