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Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Nintendo fans can celebrate the holiday and look forward to a new year filled with developments. This was what Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had promised in his latest message.

The letter, which had been published in the Nintendo website and quoted by Nintendo Everything, had contained some of the company’s plans for the incoming year. According to the source, Nintendo is stepping into 2016 by providing more people with new avenues to enjoy Nintendo’s intellectual property.

This means finding more ways for Nintendo IP to get their hands into more people—and the company tapping into mobile may be a great way for this to happen. The company called it the “smart device gaming business,” meant to be a synchronised move with Nintendo’s own gaming platforms. Kimishima stated that this plan is for those who may either be casual players or old-time Nintendo fans who may have not picked up its latter consoles and gaming devices.

Those who are hardcore Nintendo gamers can also look forward to the Nintendo NX. Kimishima confirmed that this hardware will continue Nintendo’s core business. In addition, amiibo were also mentioned as part of the Nintendo IP plan, though Kimishima did not cite any specifics. All of that said, Nintendo may be looking at quite an eventful year in 2016 in terms of plans.

While the Nintendo president’s message does not confirm anything about the Nintendo NX’s concrete future plans, such as its release date, there have been some speculations of when this can occur. Nintendo Enthusiast reported that speculations from a tip that appears to be pointing to a reveal of the Nintendo NX console at the CES 2016.

Specifically, the Nintendo NX may be unveiled at a closed-door session at the Las Vegas event. The grounds for this rumour is the invitations that have been sent to third-party companies, a move that is similar to when the Wii U was revealed at the same event back in 2012.

Furthermore, the original source of the speculation has something to say about the power of the Nintendo NX. It appears to be at par with the Xbox One, which could make it a competitive device in the console war. A similarly competitive price point was also touched on, another factor that can help Nintendo sell the device, once the details have been finalised.

Note that the source has wished to remain anonymous. The report has also emphasised that the statement is a rumour at best, since Nintendo does not appear to be looking at announcing firm details at the moment.

Nintendo NX console (Credit: YouTube/Real Gamer27)

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