Despite the Wii U’s commercial shortcomings, Nintendo is hard at work rolling out their next console – the Nintendo NX – which we now know will see release globally in March 2017.

Despite having a release date (or month, I guess), the NX is still just a codename. According to Nintendo, the console makes use of a “brand-new concept,” which shouldn’t come as a surprise to any long-time fans of the company. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has clarified that the NX isn’t simply the successor to the 3DS of the Wii U, but instead a “new way of thinking.”

Nintendo wants to make sure there are plenty of NX games at launch, which is why they’ll be missing the holiday launch window. They also won’t be showing the NX at the upcoming E3 conference in June (they’ll be focusing on Zelda), so we’ll likely have to wait later this year to find out more about what the NX really is.

As far as the Wii U goes, according to Kimishima there is a possibility that production will end some time in the future, which definitely sounds like they may keep the console going for a while yet.

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