Listen, when I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time, and won’t be the last. A couple of weeks back on episode 6 of our Eggpod podcast, I speculated that the Nintendo NX, the company’s upcoming console slated for release in March 2017, would allow players to use their smartphones as controllers. Well, um, it appears it won’t. Instead it appears the NX will be a sort of tablet with two controller-y things on each side — these flapperoos will be detachable to create miniature controller-ooneys, several sources told Eurogamer, all of which may be Ned Flanders. Games will be cartridges, the NVIDIA Tegra processor will hang out inside the NX, and we still don’t know what the actual name of the console is (NX is just a code). You’ll be able to take the Nintendii (probably not its name) home, dock it into some sort of plastic thing with metal bits inside it, and that’ll let you game on your TV.
Now, maybe this is just me, but the entire thing seems really, really complicated. I already felt that the Wii and the Wii U had created too many different moving parts, but this seems to be bringing it to a whole new level. Or maybe I’m wrong and it’ll be awesome. All I care about is playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it comes out, on a controller that I actually understand how to use and won’t give me carpal tunnel. I’m old. What about you, kids? Excited?