Update: After giving a no comment yesterday, Nintendo has now told VideoGamer that it will not be revealing new hardware at E3.
“I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this year’s E3,” reads an official statement from Nintendo.
Original report: Nintendo will reveal new hardware at E3, a third-party publishing source has told VideoGamer.com.
Games compatible with the hardware will also be playable at the show, our source says, with the hardware believed to be linked to system specs leaked earlier in the year.
Those specs suggest that the hardware will be formed of two parts – a ‘Fusion DS’ and a ‘Fusion Terminal’ – and be a successor to the platform holder’s struggling Wii U.
Our source’s comments tally with those made by IGN earlier today who revealed that they had “heard rumours that Nintendo might be showing hardware at E3”.
“They are absolutely going to show new hardware this year, there is no doubt in my mind…” said IGN’s Peer Schneider. “I’ve heard it from multiple people now. I’ve heard it from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I’ve heard it from somebody on the third-party front.”
The site then speculates that Nintendo could reveal a new peripheral or hardware revision rather than a new console.
Nintendo told VideoGamer.com that it does not comment on rumour or speculation when contacted about the story earlier today.
The platform holder is set to host its E3 digital event on Tuesday, June 10.