‘Nintendo NX will be a major event’ says GAME

GAME boss Martyn Gibbs says Nintendo’s comeback next year will be a ‘major event’.

Nintendo plans to debut its NX console in March 2017 and the UK retail boss is optimistic following the reception to Pokmon Go on iOS and Android.

In terms of looking forward, we are positive because we have new consoles coming to market,” Gibbs told MCV. We have PS4 Pro in November and Project Scorpio for peak next year. And then we have the new Nintendo NX console, which on the back of seeing the appetite around Pokmon after the success of Pokmon Go, we see that as being a major event.”

He continues: We don’t have any numbers around NX in our budgets yet, because we don’t know enough about the product. But when Super Mario Run comes to mobile… if that does for Mario what Pokmon Go did for the Pokmon franchise, then there will be numerous things that we can capitalise on in the market.”

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