Next-gen Nintendo 'NX' console could land in 2017

Nintendo spills a bean or two on its brand new console

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Avid Wiiers - we really need to think of a new word for that - it's time to celebrate: Nintendo is releasing a new games console in 2017.

The gaming giant has been quick to show that its recent mobile games announcement isn't a sign of a dwindling passion for console gaming. It's given away practically no information about the console, bar its NX codename, though we hope to hear more during the next 18 months.

It's likely to be a next-gen successor to the struggling Wii U, but we still don't have enough information to guarantee that it's not another portable console.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata described the new 'NX' as being a 'dedicated game platform with a brand new concept', which very cleverly gives us absolutely no clues. Nintendo has said that it'll provide more information about the hardware next year, which means our now agonising wait for further information has begun. Bring on the the rumour mill.

It looks like we're going to have to sit tight till 2016 to hear some more details about Nintendo's 'brand new concept', but when they do, we'll keep you informed.