Miyamoto: We Didn’t Show NX at E3 2016 to Avoid Copycats

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While Nintendo boss Shigeru Miyamoto recently explained the lack of information for their new code-named NX console. However, it seems like holding cards close to their collective chests is to protect the new technology in the new console.

In a recent shareholders meeting, the company and its key staff talked up the new NX console, its production, and so on. The most interesting tidbit of information is why Nintendo didn’t show the NX console at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo – easily the biggest trade show for the year.

When talking about E3 and their big showing for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Miyamoto also revealed (NStyles, via Cheesemeister) why the company didn’t show the NX console at the trade show, despite the fact that the new Zelda game will ship for it.

“Normally we would’ve shown the NX at E3, but we didn’t,” Miyamoto said. “We’re worried about imitators if we release info too early.”

Rumors circling the new hardware have been all over the place – a console/handheld hybrid of sorts, a return to touch screens on controllers, and more.

What do you hope to see in Nintendo’s new hardware? Sound off in the comments below!

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