During a shareholders meeting today, Iwata responded to a question regarding the transition between Wii U and 3DS and the forthcoming NX:Source: NintendoLife
We can't talk about the NX. If we do, competitors may take our ideas and customers won't be surprised. This would not be beneficial for the company or its shareholders. The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0. However, the 3DS and Wii U have install bases. Immediately cutting off software for previous hardware upon the release of a new machine is inefficient. We will continue making 3DS and Wii software while preparing for the NX. We are prioritizing satisfying customers who purchased the Wii U.
Nintendo not talking about NX console as it fears others will steal its ideas
Posted on Monday, Jun 29 2015 @ 11:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck