U.S. research firm IHS Inc is confident that Nintendo will release the NX hand-held game device later this year. This will be the successor to the Nintendo 3DS which has proved a hit in Japan and in the US and Europe. IHS Technology senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase believes that the device will be a portable instead of a controller with a screen like the Wii U.
“We expect a small recovery in shipments of flat-panel displays for game devices because of Nintendo’s new game hardware expected to be released in 2016.”
“Their expectation is that displays sized between 3.1 – 5 inches wide will increase to 16.5 million units this year, growth from 14.1 million units last year. However, data has shown that OLED displays would remain unused by the market.”