Nintendo NX Unveil In June 2016, Launch Between October-November 2016, Concept Announcement In March-May
Junko Yamamura, the analyst at Nomura Securities, has predicted that Nintendo will show a concept of NX at around March-May 2016, and full reveal will take place in June 2016 (possibly at E3 2016) and the launch during the all-important holiday season 2016 i.e. around October 2016 to November 2016.
In a recent note to an investor, Junko Yamamura said: "We think the NX will start to boost operating profits in 18/3 when it will have been on the market for a full year and will have a line-up of software titles, which carry high operating margins."
Furthermore, Nomura altered his previous prediction regarding the impact on sales of 3DS and Wii U with the launch of Nintendo NX. He stated that the launch of Nintendo NX will definitely impact the sales of 3DS and Wii U.
"We had previously thought that the NX launch would have only a limited impact on 3DS and Wii U sales as it is not being positioned as a successor to either console, but we have now altered our view because 3DS sales have been weakening a little recently, particularly in terms of software, as the machine enters its sixth year, and to factor in a harsher competitive climate and what happened to other existing consoles when new machines were launched in the past.
We still expect the NX to launch in 17/3. We have lowered our estimates for current consoles to reflect the present situation, fiercer competition, and what has happened in the past when new hardware is announced… We have reduced our operating profit forecasts for 16/3 by 5.7% and for 17/3–21/3 by 30.0–32.7%."
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