Report: Nintendo NX might be a high-powered handheld console
According to an article from Eurogamer, Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers that uses cartridges.
The Eurogamer article claims that multiple sources have confirmed the portable nature of the upcoming console. When you are on the move the “NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal – but here’s the twist: we’ve heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.” Then when you get home, the console can simply connect to your TV for gaming on the big screen.
Things get even crazier for the NX as the console will use game cartridges, possibly alongside digital downloads. Eurogamer stated that they “have heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge,” Addition rumours include that there are no plans for backward compatibility, the console will run on a new operating system from Nintendo, and that the NX will use Nvidia’s powerful mobile processor Tegra.
Eurogamer contacted Nintendo regarding their story, and they received the following response, “Nintendo has not made any new official announcements regarding NX which is due to launch in March 2017,” “As such [we’re] unable to comment on the various rumours and speculations circulating.”
*top image is an unofficial illustration of the Nintendo NX provided by Eurogamer*