Not much is known about the NX, but that will change in 2016. Nintendo has yet to even announce whether its mysterious system is a handheld, home console or a hybrid of both. But based on recent comments from Koei Tecmo‘s CEO, Yoichi Erikawa, the NX will apparently serve as a home-console device. This suggestion came out of an interview between Erikawa and 4Gamer, which you can read a excerpt from below:
4Gamer: On one hand, virtual reality requires special machinery to play, and we feel that the current state of “games” is headed to yet another way of playing. It’s almost as if it’s evolving towards the opposite direction of smartphones, and requires to “only play at that spot,” or something along those lines. Lately it seems that [home] consoles haven’t been doing too well, but is that the case? At least that’s what we’re wondering.
Erikawa: “Actually, I think that it’ll start doing much better. The PlayStation 4 has recently surpassed 2 million units in nationwide sales, and Nintendo announced a new ‘machine’ called the NX. From this point forward, I believe that each company will make clear commitments for these machines.”