Nintendo has a history of setting gaming trends. The motion controls of the Wii undoubtedly inspired the PlayStation Move and Kinect, and the Xbox’s SmartGlass feature was a blatant reaction to the Wii U GamePad. But what are the other big companies planning on doing about Nintendo’s NX?
Gamesbeat recently sat down to chat with Aaron Greenberg, the head of marketing for Xbox. In addition to discussing the company’s process for creating bundles and their holiday sales plans, Gamesbeat asked Greenberg what the mid-cycle launch of the NX could mean for Microsoft. His response was:
“I’m not sure what Nintendo’s doing. I hear the same rumors and stuff that you do. I guess we’ll react to that when we know more. Nintendo’s always been innovative. They’ve always differentiated in their own way. They’ve always danced to their own tune, if you will. It wouldn’t surprise me if they do their own thing when the time is right. What they’ve done is unique and different. How they’ll compete with us remains to be seen.”
It’s nice to hear the competition praise Nintendo for it’s innovation, but the fact that they don’t have a strategy planned could mean another copy-cat peripheral from Microsoft.