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A lot of people follow and hang onto just about every word that Xbox's head honcho Phil Spencer types onto the Twitter meta-verse. His latest set of tweets actually praised Nintendo for both the Nintendo NX and the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Gamespot is reporting that Phil Spencer replied on Twitter to someone asking him about his opinion about the Nintendo NX, stating...
When Nintendo launches a new console it's an exciting time for the industry. [...] And Zelda looked good at E3,
It usually is an exciting time for the industry because it usually opens the door for something radically different from what we're used to. They really made waves back in the mid aughts with the Wii, given that it was the first home console to successfully utilize motion controls in a way that was both intuitive and (sometimes) fun. The Wii managed to become a runaway success with its both its games and hardware, with titles like Mario Kart and Wii Sports selling tens of millions of copies the world around.
Nintendo's success with the Wii was so forward thinking that both Microsoft and Sony tried adopting similar technologies further into their lifespans with the PlayStation Move and the Xbox Kinect. Both devices struggled to find an audience (and fun games), but managed to survive into the eighth generation nonetheless.
The PlayStation Move is now making a resurgence on the market this fall given that they're required for the use of the PlayStation VR headset. The Kinect, sadly, has been left by the wayside. After being bundled with the Xbox One at launch, and was at one point supposed to be a mandatory peripheral to have on in order to even use the Xbox One, the device was later unbundled from the Xbox and has not had any major titles made for it since launch.
Nintendo took a different route, opting to focus on tablet-style gameplay for their Wii U. It was a big gamble that did not pay off. The lack of innovation coupled with confusion among casual consumers left many people ambivalent to the Wii U. The system had an awful 2013 before rebounding somewhat in 2014 with the release of Mario Kart 8 and later on Super Smash Bros. Nintendo is now looking to move forward with their upcoming Nintendo NX.
No one knows what they're planning on doing with the device, but many suspect some sort of integration with mobile devices. Others are thinking that maybe they're getting into the VR game, even though Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has denied those rumors.
One thing we do know is that it will be a powerful enough system to run the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The open-world Zelda title has been receiving a lot of positive feedback from gamers and media alike, giving Nintendo a good heads-up on what they can expect from the sales of the title on both the Wii U and Nintendo NX next year. The only thing left for them to do is actually unveil the Nintendo NX.