A recent purchasing intent survey by Gamestop hints that the Nintendo NX console will be released within the next 12 months.
asked users what they plan on buying within the next 12 months, with their choices including the Nintendo NX, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR. Does GameStop know something we don’t? Possibly.
We know for a fact that a plethora of VR headsets are set to release in 2016, but Nintendo remains mum on the release date of the Wii U successor. It will, however, make the big reveal sometime during the year.
Rumors have it that the Nintendo NX handheld device will launch in late 2016, while the actual home console could arrive in 2017. With both the Wii U and 3DS devices considered outdated tech, the new hardware should fall more in line with the needs of modern gamers.
As much as we hope the NX console releases within the next 12 months, preferably sometime in 2016, Nintendo could always change its mind.