Saturday October 15, 2016

Nintendo NX May Be Revealed Next Week, Price Is "Major Disappointment"

I get the nagging feeling that Nintendo is, once again, releasing a console that can’t keep up with the competition in terms of graphics performance, so I can see where a $300/$350 asking price would be disappointing. So, once again, the console’s success is going to hinge on whatever gimmick they cooked up this time around.

A long-in-the-works revamp to the company's consoles -- the NX, with reveal coming next week -- is liable to come at a price that will result in a "major" disappointment for volume sales, the firm says. Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii's former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft.