I’m a big fan of the new game, and the whole PlayStation experience in general. I’m enjoying playing it more and more. I had a chance to talk with Nintendo about the new games, which is always a good thing.
Nintendo has been hinting at some sort of new hardware for some time now, but a new hardware reveal on the horizon will probably change the trajectory of this entire story. For instance, we already know that the new Super Smash Bros. game will be arriving on multiple platforms, so the likelihood of Nintendo getting on the ball and announcing a new game in time for the Switch is pretty high.
And for the very same reason, the possibility of a Nintendo Switch is high. As of now, there are only two platforms that are likely to get the new Smash Bros. It’s not even clear which platform will get the upcoming Mario Kart 8. So, if Nintendo can confirm the Switch is coming, then it’s very likely that we’ll see more of Nintendo’s other hardware.
The real excitement though, is that Nintendo has the resources to put together an announcement. And it’s not just about the Switch or Mario Kart 8, but also about the potential launch of a new IP. Nintendo is very good at making things big, and it is very well equipped to have a new project ready for launch, whether it is an upcoming entry on the DS or a mobile game.
The question is, does Nintendo have the resources to make all of this happen? That remains to be seen, but its a good bet. Nintendo’s already planning on a new Pokemon game, and we are sure to see more news about Zelda and Mario and Link and Pokemon games come in the future. And it’s also possible that the company has the resources to launch a new IP on top of its existing franchises.
Nintendo has already started planning the next console generation, but like the other consoles they have just announced or are in the process of announcing, their next major console is also coming at the end of the decade. This means that for the next few years the console space will see a lot of innovation and experimentation.
The company has announced that it is going to support four years of additional hardware, which will be available for the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. It will also be able to run games on both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS without needing to swap discs or power cables. Nintendo is also planning to support the 3DS in all new ways, not just with new games and features. It’s also planning on releasing support for the 3DS over time.
Nintendo’s plan for the Nintendo Switch is a bit more ambitious. It says it will support up to four years of additional hardware, which will be available for the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U. It also says it will be able to run games on both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS without needing to swap discs or power cables. Finally, it also plans on releasing support for the 3DS in all new ways, not just with new games and features.
It seems like Nintendos plan is to support Nintendo hardware for the long haul. They plan to support all four of the consoles for as long as they’ve had them, but the 3DS is still the “last” console to have support. That makes the Switch look a little bit like a “new” console for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
The only reason I’m even mentioning the 3DS is because I got a chance to sit down with the folks at Nintendo Japan to get a few details on how Nintendo plans to continue supporting it for the future. In particular, the 3DS is still in development, but there are plans to include support for the system in all new ways, not just for games.