Nintendo Chief Govt Satoru Iwata said on Thursday he plans to introduce a new more or less video games console and instrument for emerging markets as early as subsequent 12 months, relatively than launch current hardware akin to its Wii U or 3DS.
Iwata informed Reuters in an interview following an analyst briefing that Nintendo would provide new hardware for international locations comparable to China, oriented in opposition to customers with lower incomes and no more gaming expertise than these in developed international locations.
A Bloomberg document costs Iwata to claim “”We want to make new things, with new considering quite than a less expensive version of what we currently have. The product and value balance should be comprised of scratch.”
Nintendo also introduced a smartphone companion app for its upcoming Mario Kart 8 title, detailing various data concerning the participant’s gameplay, in addition to video pictures of their own and different gamers. An online model will also be launched for avid gamers to test their stats and see videos online. It has been tentatively named Mario Kart television.
A Nintendo Figurine Platform (NFP) can be going to be launched, with a physical figurine bought to additional interact with the game. Nintendo will show off NFP at E3 2014.
Nintendo launched its full-12 months’ salary on Wednesday, booking its 1/3 12 months within the red after disappointing sales of its Wii U home video games console. The corporate had then stated it hoped a collection of recent video games equivalent to “Mario Kart eight” would revive gross sales and return it to benefit.
Nintendo had a torrid 2013 as sales of its Wii U console fell some distance in need of projections as a result of a paucity of video games, whereas informal avid gamers weren’t given sufficient reason to upgrade from in style predecessor Wii because of the consoles’ perceived similarity.
The company hopes to dispel that perception by demonstrating the adaptation of the Wii U through new video games, whilst building on the relative reputation of the 3DS handheld console to finish the present industry 12 months again in the black.