With one tweet, Nintendo has finally answered the prayers of video gamers all over the world: The Nintendo NX, the legendary company’s next console, will officially be unveiled on Thursday morning.
Thursday morning at 7am Pacific Time, Nintendo will unveil the first trailer for the NX, after months of impatient waiting, rumors, and speculation. The console is expected to launch by March 2017.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 20, 2016
The word on the street is that the Nintendo NX will be a unique hybrid games console – a powerful portable games system that can plug into a TV and become a full-fledged gaming console, too. We know that top-shelf blockbuster games like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will be coming to the NX, whatever form it takes.
Nintendo’s most ardent fans have been waiting for the official announcement of the NX with baited breath for over a year now, taking any scraps of new information they could find and driving themselves crazy over each new morsel. For those passionate fans, the wait is finally coming to an end.
And not a moment too soon, either: Nintendo has been struggling to adjust to the reality in the era of the smartphone, and needs a hit more than ever. The Wii U, Nintendo’s current-generation hardware, is widely regarded as a flop, with a mere 13 million units (to the leading Sony PlayStation 4’s 40 million-plus) sold as of June.