[Update] Nintendo denies it’s to unveil new hardware at E3 2014

Friday, 2nd May 2014 00:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Multiple reports suggest Nintendo has new hardware to show off at E3 2014 next month, but the firm has denied such rumors.


The rumour has turned up independently on at least two different occasions.

IGN cites “multiple people” for claims Nintendo is “absolutely” going to show new hardware.

IGN’s sources include a former Nintendo employee and a third-party informant, apparently, but the site has no idea what kind of hardware reveal is on the cards.

Meanwhile, VideoGamer cites a third-party source for word that new hardware will be on show, along with playable software.

The site pointed to allegedly leaked technical documents outlining a two console system called Fusion DS and Fusion Terminal.

The term hardware could, of course, mean anything from a 3DS or Wii U revision to a new peripheral to a brand new console or portable.

Normally, Nintendo does not comment on rumour and speculation, but today, it uncharacteristically issued a statement to Nintendo Life: “I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this year’s E3,” said the Nintendo UK spokesperson.

Still, we’ll know everything as of Nintendo’s E3 livestream on June 10.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. Joe Musashi

    New hardware, but no press conference?

    Hmmm, maybe a new hardware revision then.


    #1 8 months ago
  2. Erthazus

    New hardware? No.
    Maybe at the closed doors or a revision. Nope. We won’t see it.

    I think a 3DS Lite with the second thumbstick and other evolution’s.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. salarta

    I’m expecting it’ll just be some peripheral or add-on, like the Wiimote Plus. While launch a whole new console that catches up with what Sony and Microsoft are doing would be a good idea, I think Nintendo is still too afraid of letting the Wii U look like the comparative failure everyone knows it is. It just released a two and a half years ago, Nintendo would need another year and a half before ditching the Wii U wouldn’t look quite so bad.

    But again, business-wise it’d be much better for Nintendo if they dropped the Wii U and put out a whole new console that matches the specs of PS4 and XBox One as well as providing better internet service. Ditching the region lock idiocy would also go a long way toward improving perception of Nintendo’s offerings, since they have a history of withholding or nearly withholding good games from the West or United States specifically.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. CPC_RedDawn

    Yea new hardware would need a press conference.

    Also I would be mighty pissed off if I owned a Wii U right about now.

    If anything Nintendo will show off Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros U, Maybe Mario Galaxy 3, New Metroid or whatever they have Retro working on. Lastly some info on the next Zelda game.

    However, fans may want those game I just mentioned. But honestly, I feel like they need more. They should definitely make a new Starfox game and a new F-Zero. Give SEGA F-ZERO again they did a fantastic job with GX on the Gamecube. Even if they just released GX in HD with online multiplayer it would be something. They could of snapped up some of the Lucas Arts employees and created a brand new dev studio and given them Starfox. Imagine a proper full blown Starfox space shooter with realistic graphics.

    But no, Nintendo still want to milk the same franchises, Mario, Zelda, DK, and Pokemon.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Dragon

    QoL one?
    In any case, whatever “hardware” they show, it will drown without a press conference.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. OmegaSlayer

    New hardware so soon would be an insult to the consumers.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Gekidami

    I’m sure all 10 people who got a Wii-U will get over it.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Fin

    Revision, maybe.

    Something to play 3DS games on TV, likely.

    No brand-new hardware, doing so would kill the Wii U.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    Too soon, then again end of Wii support was too soon.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. DarkElfa

    The Wii U I own was a gift and I still feel cheated.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. mistermogul

    Vitality Sensor U

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Nickwpearce

    @CPC_RedDawn You posted exactly what I was going to post! you are a genius ;)

    #12 8 months ago
  13. gameoholic007

    I hope this isn’t true, Nin should be focusing on the Wii U instead.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    Maybe is a hardware thar intigrates the 3ds and The WiiU. Maybe is an external device like the nintendo 64 That increased the graphical capabilities or a VR thing. Maybe it is an holographic console or a more equal console to the other counterparts.
    Whichever It might be i hope Wiiu games and wii games work on it, that way the punch wont hurt that much.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Ilovesony

    good for nintendo…. I grew up on them and I hope they dont fall victim like Sega did.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    Nintendo denies rumors. Posted updated.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    Well i think it is this is the best way, let the heavy hitters come, with bundles and a lot of indie support. If that doenst help then start thinking up about a new console.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    Also focus in giving a better consumer service like an unificated account and other things that benefits the already amd soon to be customers.

    #18 8 months ago
  19. antraxsuicide

    Nintendo can’t release, or even announce, a new console now. It sucks for them, but they’ve got to ride it out. If they announce another console right now, no one with a brain would trust its viability. The threat of another 2 year lifespan would be the nail in Nintendo.

    A lot of people point to different things about why SEGA failed, but the failure to support their own systems was the biggest problem. They have to ride out the wave of crap.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. fearmonkey

    I never thought this could be true, it’s just way too early. New hardware revision for 3DS or Wii-u maybe, but nothing new or they would have a conference.

    Im still hoping a console-handheld hybrid is in the works, its their next best option.

    #20 8 months ago
  21. briggstown

    Developers would have needed devkits in their hands a good while ago in order to have games ready by the end of the year. The console will probably be the size of a PC based on the rumored specs.

    I just hope this isn’t a VR only console. Running two screens of 1080p 60fps is quite taxing.

    #21 8 months ago

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