Nintendo is working on a new console. Big N explained that “we may see the new system sometime in the future.” Yes, that’s a relatively vague statement now, but it’s still surprising that the company talks about new hardware so early.

The reference to the new console comes from Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi, who took part in the BAFTA Awards and gave a short interview to the BBC.

Nintendo constantly works on hardware, we research and develop. Maybe you’ll see the new system sometime in the future,” he told the BBC.

It is now official that Nintendo is at the beginning of its next generation of consoles. It often takes years to develop a new console and rarely has Nintendo talked so openly about future systems so early.