Nintendo dropped a bombshell of news today, and the gaming community on Twitter reacted to it – some people embraced humor to voice their concerns, others adopted a level-headed approach to calm the storm. I scrolled through hundreds of tweets pertaining to the news and pulled out a selection that I feel encapsulates the reaction people had across the board.
The majority of the thoughts were negative. Wii U fans are angry. People are concerned about Nintendo's future and financial situation. Zelda fans are sick of the delays. A much smaller percentage of people are seeing a silver lining in Nintendo moving on from Wii U. There's also a group of people out there who are just happy Zelda is under a year away.
"Professor, with Nintendo delaying the NX til March 2017, would you say the company is doomed?"
"Yes I would Kent" pic.twitter.com/7KUYpAXfll
— Norman Caruso (@GamingHistorian) April 27, 2016
Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017. Was hoping for something this year but hey! As long as I get Zelda soon I'll be good.
— Brittney Brombacher (@BlondeNerd) April 27, 2016
Nintendo's brand new concept: NX first "green" console, powered entirely by burning company assets.
— Lucien Artorius (@LucienArtorius) April 27, 2016
i dunno the source but apparently this gif has been around since 2012?? but yeah nintendo's E3 plans 2016 pic.twitter.com/aMDuzraRd7
— Trey (@RosePrinceTrey) April 27, 2016
The funny thing is I am buying so many Nintendo published games this year, not having to spend on a new console yet is sort of a relief.
— Stealth (@Stealth___) April 27, 2016
— ped0tter (@ped0tter) April 27, 2016
Nintendo isn't going anywhere.
People will still by their games, no matter how many times they say they won't or how "dead" it is.
— Luffy (@DoctorOfFizz) April 27, 2016
Nintendo is dead. They should just go third party. Doubt their fans would care about the NX now
— Showbiz54 (@Showbiz54) April 27, 2016
Nintendo is trying to boost Wii U sales in 2016 by copying the successful strategy we used in 2015: not releasing any first party exclusives
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) April 27, 2016
nintendo: for e3 2018 our strategy is to host a booth on the roof and pass out bubble wands
gamers: this is an improvement yes
— Eric Bailey (@Nintendo_Legend) April 27, 2016
I wonder how many people will see "Wii U" trending on Twitter and learn today that Nintendo made a console after Wii
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) April 27, 2016
Whoa whoa whoa. Nintendo is launching a console in March of next year but it won’t even be announced by E3? yeahbuhwhu?
— Mikey Neumann (@mikeyface) April 27, 2016
I don't know much about the NX or a new Zelda release date. But, what I do know is that the new StarFox has THE WORST controls ever. EVER.
— Jesse Cox (@JesseCox) April 27, 2016
Can't wait til Nintendo replaces cool "NX" codename with something goofy like "SquirrelButt" and everyone complains.
— Kris Graft (@krisgraft) April 27, 2016
GOODBYE ZELDA WII U pic.twitter.com/etKVw1fUyw
— penny (@starsemblem) April 27, 2016
I waited almost wii u's entire life span for Zelda wii u to come out before buying it and now it's gonna be on the NX
— skelepunk (@ThePunkPhantom) April 27, 2016
Drinking game: Every time Zelda Wii U gets delayed, take a shot.
— Anthony Coloma (@AnthonyC0l0ma) April 27, 2016
Ouya will probably have more games at E3 than the entire Nintendo lineup
— Wario64 (@Wario64) April 27, 2016
Link's head movement in the Nintendo Direct teaser makes sense now – pic.twitter.com/XAznxylD5w
— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 27, 2016
Nintendo NX in less than a year? I got the Wii U when it launched, which seems like only yesterday.
— Jeff Spaulding (@jjbunks) April 27, 2016
Ugh. I'm so angry about Zelda Wii U being the only thing at E3. Huh…what's this? AWESOME pic.twitter.com/tv8xfsvtYH
— Neal Robobobobobobot (@nron10) April 27, 2016
Nintendo fans right about now. pic.twitter.com/XxyVGSToSp
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 27, 2016
Nintendo CEO says that Nintendo NX won't "Simply" replace 3DS and Wii U.
Except it will because Wii U is dead and 3DS is dying.
— ZhugeEX (@ZhugeEX) April 27, 2016
"How do you want to announce the launch for our next generation console?"
"Just tweet it or something"
— The Hashtagonist (@TheHashtag0nist) April 27, 2016
Well looks like I'm going to have to buy a Nintendo NX year
— Colin Sherman (@ColinSherman) April 27, 2016
Twitter right now after the Zelda Wii U delay to 2017 pic.twitter.com/IGqG8vpqvK
— Armando Orona (@armzmxz) April 27, 2016
— Justin Galletly (@JGalletFusion) April 27, 2016
- Nintendo NX in spring 2017
- Zelda Wii U/NX delayed to 2017
- No NX at E3 pic.twitter.com/4cIwiyS2Su
— Jordan Starkweather (@jackal27) April 27, 2016
Anyone who's still saying "Nintendo is dead" or "Nintendo is doomed" I'm just gonna point and laugh.
— Stefan Bonomo (@gamesEnlisted) April 27, 2016
On the bright side: I said this before but people at Nintendo told me they're very confident in their NX software lineup for Year 1.
— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) April 27, 2016
Zelda Wii U/NX delayed until March 2017 just like Mass Effect: Andromeda is rumored to be as well? pic.twitter.com/HSpA3YsaRa
— Nick Bennett (@nickpbennett) April 27, 2016