Koei Tecmo CEO Suggests Nintendo NX Is A Home Console

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Ever since the Nintendo NX was announced, rumors have run rampant on just what kind of console it will be. Some were quick to say it will be a home console while some suggested it would be a console/handheld hybrid. Well in an interview with 4Gamer, Koei Tecmo CEO Yoichi Erikawa suggested that it will be a home console after all. Below is the excerpt from the interview…

4Gamer: On one hand,  virtual reality requires special machinery to play, and we feel that the current state of “games” is headed to yet another way of playing. It’s almost as if it’s evolving towards the opposite direction of smartphones, and requires to “only play at that spot,” or something along those lines. Lately it seems that [home] consoles haven’t been doing too well, but is that the case? At least that’s what we’re wondering.

 

Erikawa: “Actually, I think that it’ll start doing much better. The PlayStation 4 has recently surpassed 2 million units in nationwide sales, and Nintendo announced a new ‘machine’ called the NX. From this point forward, I believe that each company will make clear commitments for these machines.”