Liam Robertson of Unseen64 has made a new revelation regarding Nintendo’s future platform NX via Twitter. According to him, the console maker’s next-generation platform will not be competing with the likes of the PS4 in terms of specs and hardware muscle. This comes as no surprise, however, especially given Nintendo’s prior reluctance to enter the graphical arms race with Sony and Microsoft.
Robertson’s tweet can be seen below.
For the uninitiated, Robertson has previously reported about the existence of an Uncharted collection on the PS4 and a Pip-boy collector’s edition for Fallout 4 prior to their official announcements.
Innovation in gaming isn’t only driven through more powerful console innards, though, and it’s likely that Nintendo has a unique selling proposition for its next platform just as it did with the Wii as well as its successor, the Wii U. As a matter of fact, the company’s boss, Satoru Iwata, hinted at the same during a recent investor call.
According to Iwata, Nintendo is currently keeping all specifics regarding the NX platform close to its chest, as revealing such details would give its competitors the opportunity to borrow its ideas. He said that such a predicament would have a negative impact on the company as well as its shareholders.
We can’t talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won’t be surprised. This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders.
The CEO of Nintendo went on to state that the NX platform is built from the ground-up with brand new hardware, hinting that it won’t be based IBM’s Power PC architecture.
The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases.
Unless Nintendo comes up with an emulator that runs Wii and Wii U software, this would also imply that NX won’t be offering backward compatibility.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Nintendo’s NX platform as it becomes available. In the meanwhile, tell us what kind of innovation you’re expecting the company to drive with its next console in the comments below.