Nintendo Signage
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

Not much is known about Nintendo’s next hardware dubbed NX. With 2016 drawing closer, fans could see the NX pretty soon.

So far, the device itself remains a big mystery with just a few rumours suggesting what it could possibly come out to be. Previous reports claimed that the NX could be a mix of a home console and a handheld device, but a developer recently hinted that it could be more of a home console like the Wii and Wii U.

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming website 4Gamer (via Nintendo Everything), the President and CEO of Koei Tecmo, Yoichi Erikawa, hinted that players could expect that the Nintendo NX is a home console. Nintendo has yet to confirm this, but seeing as Koei Tecmo is one of the top developers out there, it could be possible that it is working on titles for the upcoming hardware.

4Gamer asked Erikawa about the current advancements being made to virtual reality gaming. It noted that gaming is taking another direction as it progresses, adding that it is steering away from smartphone gaming. The interviewer also noted that home consoles haven’t been doing well as they used to. Erikawa answered by saying that consoles are starting to lead the fray once again.

“The PlayStation 4 has recently surpassed 2 million units in nationwide sales, and Nintendo announced a new ‘machine’ called the NX,” said Erikawa. “From this point forward, I believe that each company will make clear commitments for these machines.”

With that hinted by Erikawa, all that’s left is an official reveal by Nintendo. No official release date has been set for the upcoming device, but Ubergizmo speculates that NX could be announced during CES 2016, which is going to take place in Las Vegas next week.