Vooks wrote:Today during a press conference to announce a partnership with mobile game developer DeNA, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped also announced that Nintendo is working on its next dedicated console codename NX. This console will have a ‘brand new concept’.
The announcement of the codename was an aside to the bigger news from today but Satoru Iwata said more would be revealed about the NX in 2016. They did not say whether this would be a home console or another portable console.
As 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 “NX.” It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year. – Satoru Iwata
Vooks wrote:Nintendo does not see the mobile as a place for its traditional games with traditional controls. If Nintendo were to port games to smart devices they believe it would devalue their IP.
"As for which Nintendo IP will be used, we do not intend to make any exceptions. Potentially, any Nintendo IP could be used in our smart device software. On the other hand, as I just said, games on smart devices require ever-evolving services rather than just being a finished product. A combined effort will be necessary to operate them. People’s attention would only be dispersed if we simply increased the number of the titles we simultaneously released, and we could not expect to expand our business. Accordingly, we will narrow down the titles for development and operation to some extent.
Please also note that, even if we use the same IP on our dedicated video game systems and smart devices, we will not port the titles for the former to the latter just as they are. There are significant differences in the controls, strengths and weaknesses between the controllers for dedicated game systems and the touchscreens of smart devices. We have no intention at all to port existing game titles for dedicated game platforms to smart devices because if we cannot provide our consumers with the best possible play experiences, it would just ruin the value of Nintendo’s IP.
And, if I can talk a bit further about our game development plan, we will continue doing our best to develop dedicated game titles for our dedicated game hardware platforms just as we have been doing. For smart devices, even in the case where we utilize the same IP, we will create completely new game software that will perfectly match the play styles of smart devices."
So Nintendo’s made it quite obvious they’re not porting anything, so what would like to see Nintendo make for smart devices? Which licence could work best on phones and tablets?