Even though 2015 was a better year for Nintendo than some of the years before it, many fans are looking forward to 2016. It seemed that almost everything in the company’s pipeline would come to fruition once the calendar switched over and all of those “We’ll talk about it next year” promises would finally be kept.

Now that 2016 is finally here, fans still have to wait a little longer to find out what they want to know about things like the NX platform and Zelda U. To help tide them over, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima recently spoke to Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun and offered up a few teases of what the year would hold.

In a series of six tweets, games industry consultant Dr. Serkan Toto translated the gist of the article for fans who don’t read Japanese. There were a total of five points touched on in the article, including the NX, smartphone apps, other licensing opportunities, and how the company wants to build its business over the next several years. You can see how Toto summarized these points below:

Note the emphasis on the word “details”; this seems to suggest that there won’t be an NX release in 2016. It’s important to keep in mind that this is all that Nintendo has promised in the past, despite analyst and fan speculation that the NX would see a release this year.

There were a lot of rumors last year about movies or television shows, including a Legend of Zelda Netflix show that Nintendo denied at the time. Hopefully this means that projects like those will become real moving forward, especially for properties such as the Legend of Zelda series and Metroid.

New business models could be big for Nintendo, but it’s important to remember that these will likely still be classic Nintendo through and through. Smartphone apps and other original content starring major Nintendo characters will be big, but you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for classic Mario games on the PS4.

Nintendo has a lot of money to help pad it against the lackluster sales that the Wii U experienced on launch, but profit is still the goal at the end of the day. It’s good to see that Nintendo has a definite plan to increase its profits, and that it’s not overpromising but is instead seeing a rise in profits over the next few years.

It remains to be seen just how well Nintendo will be able to pull off its plans, but hopefully its new business models will embrace the modern world without straying too far from its roots. While Nintendo lags behind Sony and Microsoft in sales, the Wii U and 3DS are a different kind of console that delivers a largely “Nintendo” experience to fans. Seeing the company abandon that to simply join the console race would be kind of sad, even though it would be great for the company to attract some of the third party developers back with powerful enough hardware for modern games. Expanding the brand into movies, anime and other media would be great as well, but let’s hope that someone keeps a bit more of an eye on the script than they did with Super Mario Bros.

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Screen Rant will keep you updated with more news regarding Nintendo as it is made available.

Source: Dr. Serkan Toto (via IGN)

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