Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is confident that the upcoming Nintendo NX console has what it takes to put the company back on track.
Nintendo's hardware sales for the past three decades have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride and the company has fallen behind rivals such as Sony and Microsoft, so it's imperative for Nintendo that the NX is successful.
Guillemot, however, believes that the Nintendo NX will be the hit the company needs, putting Nintendo back in the game in terms of hardware.
"I believe Nintendo will be back in the race with the NX," Guillemot reportedly stated during an investor meeting, as cited by French journalist Chloe Woitier.
"Nintendo va revenir dans la course avec la NX" selon Yves Guillemot
— Chloé Woitier (@W_Chloe) Sept. 29, 2016
Ubisoft is eagerly waiting for the Nintendo NX and already has several titles lined up for the new console, and Guillemot has praised the NX on multiple occasions so far.
"The new Nintendo [gaming system] is a fantastic machine," Guillemot said earlier this month, during a separate Ubisoft presentation. "It's really a new approach. It's really Nintendo — coming with something new again. We love it."
Despite the praise and the hype that's gradually building up, the Nintendo NX is pretty much still shrouded in mystery for the most part. Various leaks and reports have offered some tidbits of information and Nintendo is expected to announce its mysterious console in early October, but the company has yet to confirm it. The NX should go on sale in March 2017.
Based on information that has surfaced so far, the Nintendo NX will drop discs and use cartridges instead, which would bring a number of advantages over traditional discs. The upcoming Nintendo NX is also expected to rock detachable controllers with support for motion control and multiple vibration levels, eventually replacing the Wii Remote.
Nintendo has so far kept mum regarding the details of its next-generation console, but it did acknowledge that it needs to do a better job at explaining the position of the product on the market. That means that the company needs to present the NX in a manner that would highlight its uniqueness and the difference it would bring to the gameplaying experience.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft's Guillemot is already an NX fan and recently said that the new Nintendo console is a "fantastic machine" and a "new approach."
If Nintendo is indeed planning to unveil its new NX console in early October, it means that we'll soon get more details straight from the source. Until then, it may be best to take all leaks, rumors, comments and hype with a grain of salt.