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Nintendo Moves into Mobile Gaming and Announces a New Console

Big changes in the House of Mario, folks. Nintendo‘s finally caving and moving into the mobile gaming market, but will it save the games giant or destroy them?

Join Jessica Chobot as she breaks down who Nintendo‘s new partner, DeNA, is, what games they might bring to phones and tablets, what it says about Nintendo’s future, and b-b-b-bonus: what Nintendo might be cooking up for their newly-announced console-in-development, The NX! All on today’s Nerdist News.

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  1. @STCPod says:

    You know this News got serious when Chobot followed a fore finger point with a same-handed pinky point.  Heavy

  2. agentsfire says:

    Nothing would be more exciting than Nintendo bringing VR to video game consoles, but at the same time if its not as good as the oculus rift or better why bother?

    • analogtrash says:

      Pretty much every VR set in development is better than Oculus, so it wouldn’t be difficult. 

  3. Orionsangel says:

    Great job Chobot! I noticed at the end you’re wearing sandals. Who gets to wear sandals to work? Lucky!

  4. boB says:

    So now “mobile gaming” only refers to gaming on a phone or tablet?  I thought Nintendo pretty much invented the mobile console with the original GameBoy?

    • Ian says:

      Handheld and mobile are not the same thing. None of Nintendo’s handheld systems are mobile. As in, they cannot connect to any network on the go, aside from jumping on available wifi connections. There’s no mobile network for the DS, basically.

  5. MJB says:

    Isn’t “Announcing a console” kind of an irrelevant statement? It’s a safe bet that the big three have a new console in development before their current one even hits shelves. They just told us what the codename is which, historically for nintendo, has been utterly irrelevant  to the final project.

    Dolphin? Revolution? Cafe? Reality? Wat?

  6. Not Amused says:

    “…but will it save the games giant or destroy them?” 
    I didn’t know a company who has enough cash reserves to run a deficit for 38 years (492,334,000,000 Yen or $5,038,214,927.30 dollars.) was in jeopardy.
    Sorry Ben Mekler. Good journalism doesn’t need to be overly dramatic.