Despite having picked up some steam in recent months, the Wii U is very clearly a failure. Considering how the company is already working on the console’s successor, this is something even Nintendo has accepted. Known as the NX, little to nothing is known about the device and Nintendo intends to keep it that way. However, the company sill pitched the idea of the console to a number of third-parties at this year’s E3.
As the NX’s presence becomes more prevalent in the minds of many, it’s understandable that some fans are both curious and concerned about Nintendo’s next move. Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested that the Wii U’s downfall was down to the console being outshone by the growing tablet industry, and that is a lesson to be learned from, though some would suggest the lack of third party titles has also played a role in decreasing the Wii U’s success. Luckily for Nintendo fans, the business magazine Fortune states that the NX was pitched to third parties during E3, and gauged many of the “insider” reactions as “positive”. Fortune also spoke to Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo’s Software Planning and Development’s general manager, Shinya Takahashi; Miyamoto stated he is a step back from the NX in order to concentrate on gaming projects. “I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software that I’m involved in — for example, the new Star Fox game. Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”