Iwata: New Nintendo console to “offer a new way of playing games within the home”

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has provided the first concrete hints in regards to the company’s new home console, commenting that it will “offer a new way of playing games within the home.”

Speaking during a news conference this morning, Iwata confirmed the existence of the console before stating: “As for the details of exactly what it will be, we have decided that it is best to let people experience it for themselves at E3. So I won’t talk about specific details today, but it will offer a new way of playing games within the home.”

A slightly open-ended comment nonetheless, but one that hints that Nintendo may be continually pursuing the direction first presented with the Wii – actively pursuing to further broaden the audience that are able to engage in enjoying videogames in an entirely new and innovative way.

With speculation and rumour surrounding the possibility of a new tablet-like controller from the industry powerhouse, all eyes are certainly set to be on Nintendo at the upcoming E3 Expo in June.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.