Nintendo has confirmed today that itâ€™s developing new hardware dubbed â€˜Nintendo NXâ€™.
The hardware was not specifically referred to as a console and was mentioned today in a press conference held in Japan. The same conference where Nintendo announced its partnership with mobile firm DeNA to bring games to mobile devices.
DeNA will also work with Nintendo on a new â€œmembership serviceâ€ that will work with existing hardware, mobile, PC, as well as the upcoming Nintendo NX.
â€œAs proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename â€˜NXâ€™,â€ said Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. â€œIt is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.â€
Iwata added that the new membership will not be similar to the â€“ now defunct â€“ Club Nintendo service. Instead, the service will cover multiple devices and â€œcreate a connection between Nintendo and each individual consumer regardless of the device the consumer uses.â€
Not much is known about what the new hardware will entail just that itâ€™s a â€œbrand new concept.â€