Saturday June 18, 2016

Nintendo Is Right About VR, Wrong About NX Horsepower

One day, presumably in the far off future, Nintendo will realize that increased horsepower actually allows for more engrossing experiences and better contentآ—but it may be too lateآ…

"For us, it’s not about specs, it’s not about teraflops, it’s not about the horsepower of a particular system. For us, it’s about the contentآ…We’re focused on bringing our best entertainment to both the Wii U as well as the NX in the future. So for us, whatever Microsoft and Sony are doing in terms of talking about new systems, that’s for them to fight out in that red ocean." Ah. While I appreciate their stance on avoiding VR, I can’t get behind the idea that ignoring horsepower in favor of "content" is still a solid strategy, given what we’ve seen with Nintendo’s last two console generations.