According to Nintendo, the creation of the Nintendo NX is a brand new concept which the company referes to as a dedicated gaming platform. In a statement made by Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata, as officially translated by Nintendo, “As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename “NX”.”
Unfortunately it seems that apart from the teaser, Nintendo still thinks it’s a bit too early to share the details. According to Iwata, “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.” Alongside the announcement of the NX, the company also announced a new membership service that they are developing alongside Japanese online giant DeNA.
It seems that this membership service will play an integral role in the Nintendo NX. The partnership with DeNA also saw Nintendo announce earlier their plans to enter the mobile game business through the creation of new games using Nintendo’s IP.