Pokemon Company CEO stokes fire of Nintendo NX hybrid form-factor rumors

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The CEO of the Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, has confirmed that the company is intending to release games for the as-yet-unannounced Nintendo console, the Nintendo NX.

"We will make games for the NX," Ishihara said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

This confirmation is, in itself, interesting: Pokémon games have almost exclusively appeared on Nintendo's handhelds rather than its consoles, which means that Ishihara is implying that the NX is closer in form-factor to the former rather than the latter.

The NX goes hybrid

But of course, as the continuing rumors have suggested, the NX is not a traditional console in the sense that it can be categorised for either home or on-the-go use.

Ishihara suggested as much in the interview, "The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held [sic] device."

He doesn't give any firmer details than this over the course of the interview, but we're starting to get a clearer and clearer image of what the console might end up being when it's released in March 2017.

Via: SlashGear

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