There have been rumours of Nintendo's upcoming NX console bubbling under for ages. After all the Wii U is so dire that it has to be replaced fairly smartish. One rumour even suggested the current-generation consoles will be axed at the end of the year. Nintendo has always denied this.
Nintendo has yet to confirm specifications for the NX, but it has gone public with a launch date. During the company's latest financial report, the company confirmed that it is 'current developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with a brand-new concept,' and that the NX 'will be launched in March 2017 globally.' At the same time, the company also confirmed that the latest entry in the Zelda franchise, originally scheduled to launch last year, would hit the NX as well as the current Wii U.
But the games maker has has no plans to show off the NX platform at the E3 show as many had expected.