Nintendo Slips Console News Into Its Mobile Announcement, Codenamed NX

While Nintendo spent the majority of its unexpected Tuesday announcement talking about plans to expand into mobile gaming , it doesn't plan to leave console-building behind. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced the company was working on a new console, codenamed "NX," in his Tuesday address in Japan. Iwata said, "Nintendo has decided to deploy its video game business on smart devices but it is not because we have lost passion or vision for the business of dedicated video game systems." Iwata said no details of NX would be discussed until next year.