Pokémon GO And Other Mobile Games By Nintendo Might Make It To NX Console
Since recent reports suggest that Nintendo’s upcoming NX console might be a hybrid between home console and a handheld gaming machine, it is likely that the company would launch their latest, and their highest earning title, Pokémon GO on the new platform.
NX might have features like connecting to a TV, somewhat powerful specifications and famous first party titles like Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild launching on it but that doesn’t change the fact that it looks primarily like a mobile gaming machine, designed to potentially support Nintendo’s mobile games and lacking dedicated console elements.
Nintendo has been delving into the mobile gaming market for some time now so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine them launching something of their own that would erase the need for Android and iOS devices, keeping all their franchises in the family like they have been doing with their previous consoles.
The company even has a great track record of handheld gaming, in fact they are pretty much the undisputed king in the department as Sony’s PSP and PS Vita could never even hope to reach the success of Nintendo’s 3DS.
So why games like Pokémon GO on NX when they already have a huge audience on other mobile platforms and are free (which might not be the case on NX). Simply said, Nintendo might offer users some exclusive incentives to switch their platform. They can also integrate the game with their social platform, Miiverse, so players can share details about different Pokémon and gyms.
The company is in dire need of a champion, in terms of hardware, to bring them out of the slump they are in right now. Their networth might be more than Sony following the launch of Pokemon GO but the company recently reported $225 million in losses, their biggest quarterly loss in five years.
With NX bridging the gap between home and handheld gaming, the company might actually turn this into a win.