Nintendo NX release date, rumors: redemption starts for Japanese gaming giant

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Nintendo is the name that could have easily been preferred when it comes to choosing a game console a couple of decades back. But in recent memory, most people would pick Sony or Microsoft any time of the day without even considering the Japanese brand. This is because the company didn’t manage to keep up with the competition these past several years, with Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation sharing the consumer market exclusively.

But for the first time in a very long period, it looks like Nintendo is making a return from obscurity, and this time, the Kyoto-based consumer electronics company wants the lion share of the industry through its new console called the Nintendo NX.

So does this new console have the right offerings to compete with the mainstream competition? Well, at least game developer Ubisoft thinks so. As quoted by French journalist Chlo Woitier, the company’s CEO, Yves Guillemot opined that the upcoming Nintendo NX console does have what it takes to compete once again. “I believe Nintendo will be back in the race with the NX,” he said during a meeting. The same person earlier admitted that the upcoming console is a “fantastic machine” while presenting a new game from his company, Ubisoft.

According to Tech Times, Nintendo needs to succeed in this new endeavor because it has to, but there’s no telling how the NX will be able to bring the company back to relevance because the gaming console remains to be a mystery up to now.

While there seems to be no shortage of rumors about the Nintendo NX, none of them are officially confirmed by the Japanese company. The most popular speculation so far is that the device won’t be using discs and will instead go back to cartridges, claiming that the use of this old type of media device has several advantages.

Well, as long as Nintendo doesn’t come up with an official confirmation, fans of the once-mighty video game brand will have nothing to do but continue waiting and speculating.