No new Nintendo console at E3 this year

By Matt Martin, Monday, 11 May 2015 12:53 GMT

Nintendo has crushed any rumours that it will be showing off any new hardware at E3 this year.

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Speaking during an investor conference, president Satoru Iwata said “we do not plan on talking specifics about the the NX until 2016,” as translated by Kotaku.

“Presently, we cannot talk about the time period when it [the NX] will go on sale or what it’s like,” added Iwata.

“Because we are calling it a ‘new concept,’ we are not thinking of this as a ‘simple replacement’ for the 3DS or the Wii U.”

Nintendo first spoke about the NX back in March, the same time it revealed a mobile phone gaming collaboration with DeNA.

Iwata wants any new gaming hardware from Nintendo to “surprise” players and not expand on existing consoles.

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