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Friday, May 02, 2014
Nintendo Denies Rumors Of New Hardware Coming at E3
The first rumors of a new Nintendo console have appeared online but Nintendo has denied them.
The speculation started over US site IGN during a recent
edition of its Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. The hosts of the
show exepressed their skepticism and hopes that Nintendo will
show new hardware at the June event, without naming their
VideoGamer also chimed in with further speculation
originating from inside an unnamed game publisher. The site
went a step further adding that even palyable games compatible
with the new gaming device will appear at the show, linking
the rumor to a January chat about a refreshed handheld and
home console duo, the Fusion DS and Fusion Terminal.
Nintendo responded quick to shoot down the rumor.
"I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this
year's E3," a Nintendo UK spokesperson told Nintendo Life.
During Nintendo's investors meeting in January 30, CEO
Satoru Iwata had closed his presentation with a section on
Nintendo's long-term plan of creating "a new platform
business" that "improves people's quality of life in enjoyable
ways," taking the theme of health as its first step and
investigating "'non-wearable' technology."
He mentioned plans for a single handheld and home game console
software architecture, new games that would take advantage of
the GamePad and also "account-based relationships" among
Nintendo will hold an event from E3 at 9 a.m. PST on Tuesday,