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Koei Tecmo CEO hints at the future of Nintendo's mysterious NX

Yoichi Erikawa, president and CEO of Japanese publishing powerhouse, Koei Tecmo has suggested that Nintendo's NX system will be a dedicated home console similar to the PS4. 

Nintendo's NX is one of the video game industry's biggest mysteries. Announced back in March as a game platform with "a brand-new concept", no one really knows what form the NX will take. 

At this point, the NX could be just about anything - with many speculating it'll either be a handheld system, a dedicated console, a hybrid of the two, or perhaps even a controller for the smart device era

Now, Yoichi Erikawa, president and CEO of Japanese publishing powerhouse, Koei Tecmo, has shed some light on the issue, hinting in a recent interview with 4Gamer that the NX will in fact be a home console. 

During the interview, translated by Siliconera, Erikawa was asked about the performance of home consoles, which prompted the CEO to mention the NX in response. 

“Actually, I think that [home consoles] will start doing much better. The PlayStation 4 has recently surpassed 2 million units in nationwide sales, and Nintendo announced a new ‘machine’ called the NX," explained Erikawa. 

"From this point forward, I believe that each company will make clear commitments for these machines."

While Erikawa doesn't categorically state that the NX will be a dedicated home console, his comments echo those made by people "familiar with the [NX] development plans," who recently told the Wall Street Journal that the NX will be not one, but two devices, with Nintendo packaging a powerful dedicated console alongside a handheld system that can be used together or separately.

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