Nintendo's new gaming platform, codenamed NX, will be launched worldwide in March next year, the company said Wednesday without providing any further information.
"For our dedicated video game platform, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with a brand-new concept," the gaming console company said while announcing its annual results.
The gaming console has been rumored to have a mobile unit which can work together or separately from a home unit, with other reports suggesting that it will run on the Android operating system.
Nintendo will continue to offer games for smartphone devices, a strategy it has started executing on, but its core business focus will be on what it describes as its "software-led hardware-software integrated business."
Nintendo named Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing as the two new apps in the pipeline.
For the fiscal year ended March 31, the company sold 6.8 million units of the portable Nintendo 3DS hardware and over 48.5 million units of 3DS software. Global sales of the Wii U hardware and software were 3.26 million and 27.4 million units respectively.