Nintendo wants to “surprise” players with NX
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system.
Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.”
“In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a gaming platform gradually changed,” he said. “If you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull.
“In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”
Iwata went on to say there’s a need to “start over from zero” when putting out a “new game machine” and depending on the model change, there is a possibility of cutting off the “relationship with our customers”; therefore, Nintendo is “reflecting” on its past hardware releases and what a new system should offer to consumers.
“Switching platforms had [resulted] in a gap in the relationship with our customers,” he said (via Google translate).”Whether with Nintendo DS, 3DS, or what happened in the transition from Wii to Wii U.
“I think it’s [something] to be reflected upon greatly.”