A couple weeks ago we posted a rumor that Nintendo was already developing their next hardware iterations as of 2013. While this doesn’t confirm when they started making the hardware, Iwata did state rather plainly that they are indeed currently researching and developing their next hardware platforms, as they always have. In addition, he reaffirms Nintendo’s stance that they will not shift their focus to other platforms, which is almost always an indication that they are not considering becoming software only. Here is how Iwata phrased it:

“Since the revision to our full-year financial forecast, there have been various reports and comments about us. However, we do not hold a pessimistic view of the future of dedicated video game platforms.

We therefore believe that dedicated video game platforms which integrate hardware and software will remain our core business. Naturally, we are moving ahead with research and development efforts for future hardware as we have done before and we are not planning to give up our own hardware systems and shift our axis toward other platforms.”

Simple and to the point. They are not abandoning their ideals, which we reported earlier, and now we know they are already making new hardware as they always do. Kudos to you, Nintendo.

Source: Nintendo

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Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
I am the current Editor-in-Chief of Zelda Informer and have been running the show here since July 16th, 2008. I've actually been running Zelda Fan sites since 1998, so I've been in this "industry" for roughly 16 years. I'm 28 years old and have two kids, one biological, the other more of a step daughter (not legally yet, but practically). I live with my girlfriend and our two kids (Aiden, age 1 and half, Melody age 3 and half). I'm attending college to create video games web applications, and I naturally love Nintendo (I run a Zeld a website after all!). For those curious, I currently own a Wii U, Xbox One, 3DS, PlayStation 3, and a gaming PC (and a gaming capable laptop too!). I do plan to eventually get a PlayStation 4, likely when more comes out I am interested in playing on the system. I do play the Wii U more than any other system I own.


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