There is a war going on among consoles, so perhaps Nintendo NX hoping for a 2016 or 2017 release would be one of their best decisions in the coming years, at least that seems to be the consensus. If their marks will be set to offer the public a new platform within the next year or perhaps the year after that, it could certainly fight its way back into competition.
Nintendo has a long-standing history of excellent games that have underlined our childhood and brought us memorable characters. However, with avid rivals such as Xbox and PlayStation, the company has failed to keep up and has unfortunately fallen in their shadows. It’s the hopes that it may rise again, and taking advantage of the open field of 2016 or 2017 could be their solution.
It would mean a relatively close release to their latest Wii U, which while it has done decently for itself, could not keep up with the better performing Xbox One or PlayStation 4. A new console might upset some people who have been boasting to owning the latest Nintendo platform, along with investing in games.
However, with Nintendo NX’s announcement to be made official and detailed in 2016, it’s in the hopes that they could prevail on the market once again. First off, they might take advantage of the upcoming years that will likely have no new releases. It’s not expected that we will have PlayStation 5 or another upgrade of the Xbox within the last three to four years.
Nintendo could certainly find themselves in top once again, if they provide a platform that will keep up with next-gen consoles and prove itself to be a much needed update from the Wii U. It’s quite clear that the new system will not be ready in 2015, although it has been reported that users have tested it behind the curtains of E3 this year.
It seems that 2016 might be a possibility, with chances growing better for a 2017 release, both of which might be the perfect moments for Nintendo to make its appearance.
It has also been suggested that the Nintendo NX will open itself up more to third-party games, which could lead them into a full-on attack on the market, after Wii U has mildly tested the waters and poked at games such as Assassin’s Creed III and IV, Deus Ex or Arkham Origins.
Devising a line-up of both Nintendo-made games, such as classics Mario or Zelda, along with a decent string of third-party titles could bring the console back into the race, and possibly firmly in the lead for 2016, or 2017.
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