For many of us, Nintendo have been a part of growing up. From the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), through to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and all the way up through M64, GameCube and the Wii systems; all long before mobile phones were around. Now according to a report from Nikkei they’re looking to the future by basing their next games console on the Android operating system.
While the translation is not the best, Kotaku have done a bit more digging and found that Nintendo have decided that instead of further developing their own platform the NX will feature Android as the base operating system. The huge bonus for Nintendo on this front is the volume of game developers already actively pushing their products into the Android space.
“This would be able to speed up getting all game developers on board.”
With the previous news that Nintendo will enter the Mobile Gaming Market, this may be the logical step for them to move to an Android based platform simplifying development and maximising market share.
Has the games console market got serious competition with the Nvidia Shield on its way and now a Nintendo competitor, or is it still Xbox Vs Playstation?