Financial firm Macquarie has speculated on a reveal of Nintendo’s long awaited new console for 21st October.
Seeking Alpha market news spotted the news among Macquarie’s Nintendo earnings speculations and posted the quote below from the financial firm;
“A long-in-the-works revamp to the company’s consoles — the NX, with reveal coming next week — is liable to come at a price that will result in a “major” disappointment for volume sales, the firm says.
Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii’s former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft.”
Of course, all of this is third hand information, so take it with as big a pinch of salt as you can grab, but an end of October reveal does make sense in many ways, not least to get word out before the Christmas retail season begins in order to stem a mass purchase decision from would-be console buyers.
The NX is still expected to hit stores around March time, alongside several new games from the existing IPs of Zelda and Mario. Hopefully, Nintendo will have learned from the bad PR of Wii U and will have had time to prepare some big release titles to sell alongside the console, as well as hitting a sweet point for the retail price.