Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has said in a recent article published by SIFTD that the Nintendo NX must secure third-party support if it hopes to compete in the current market. Pachter states that Nintendo’s next home console needs to be similar to the PS4 and Xbox One in order to succeed.
With the arrival of “Minecraft” on the Wii U, the article explored whether there’s going to be a possibility that Nintendo would include “Minecraft’s” iconic character, Steve, in its fun mish-mash of characters in the brawler game.
“I think the Wii U was a disaster at $349, I think they will price this thing at $299″. So, I think they are going to be very, very cautious.
For now, there are tons of ways to play “Minecraft“, with majority of gaming consoles supporting it. Mobile versions of the title also available.
According to PEGI, the European ratings board, the Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been certified for release. Now the California Federal Court has ruled in much the same manner, concluding that Nintendo’s Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems do not infringe the asserted patent.
During the same conference as reported by Nintendo Life, Iwata further shared that owners of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS need not worry about their consoles becoming obsolete in the impending release of “Nintendo NX“. Nintendo of America has announced another patent victory in California, while Nintendo of Europe has been tackling mod-chips and “game copiers” in Italy.
Nintendo of Europe is also keen to be in on the fun, so has celebrated a win in Italy – namely the First Instance Tribunal of Milan – which has reaffirmed the goal of various mod chips and “game copiers”, while confirming that Nintendo’s security on its hardware is “fully proportionate and therefore protected under Italian copyright law”.