Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming gaming console, codenamed NX, will be launching globally in March 2017. The information was revealed as part of the company’s 2016 fiscal year earnings report released today. The NX release date was also confirmed by a post from the official Nintendo of America Twitter account.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
“For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed ‘NX’ with a brand-new concept,” reads the release. “NX will be launched in March 2017 globally.”
“As we report the results of the last fiscal year, we also look forward to an exciting period ahead with further growth in our mobile business, new products for our dedicated video game systems and continued progress in our efforts to increase the number of consumers experiencing our IP through games, licensing and expanded entertainment,” Kimishima said in a statement.
It also announced that Zelda for Wii U will slip to that date – possibly not a coincidence, if the title will be released on both formats, as Twilight Princess was for both Gamecube and Wii U.
Nintendo has had a hard time keeping pace with both Microsoft and Sony this generation.
While the Wii was a resounding success comparable to the monumental sales of Nintendo’s handheld business, the Wii U will go down as one of the company’s most unsuccessful consoles – mentioned in the same breath as the Sega Dreamcast by some.