Everyone’s favourite video game analyst Michael Pachter has made yet another prediction. This time around Pachter isn’t convinced that the NX platform from Nintendo will be released in 2016. The reason he says this is because he is adamant that his contacts would have informed him if they had received a development kit. No one has mentioned it to him so he’s of the opinion that it’s probably going to be a 2017 launch.
“If any western developer has a dev kit, who knows me, I think they would have told me by now.”
“They wouldn’t tell me when the launch date was or what they’re working on, they’d just say ‘we have a dev kit’.
“I think the lack of dev kits that have been, as as I’m aware, suggests very little to know software support from third parties and if you don’t have software how are you going to launch a console?
“Nintendo’ history has been to announce a console around E3 and launch a year-and-a-half later. We didn’t get an announcement at this year’s E3.”