The Wall Street Journal has published a report on the mysterious Nintendo NX following the distribution of the “Nintendo NX software development kit”, a move that confirms earlier rumours that Nintendo planned to start approaching developers in October, revealing new information that could be ready for as early as 2016. And it seems that 2016 will be a good year for Nintendo given what has been revealed. Back in March of this year, Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo NX was indeed a new platform bringing with it a revolutionary new concept for the video game industry. That concept has now been revealed to be that the Nintendo NX will be a home console/handheld console hybrid which all sounds pretty promising given Nintendo’s experience with both markets.
The Wall Street Journal Reports: “The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.”
Without wanting to cause too much speculation, what we feel we can expect from Nintendo is a bit of a reinvention of their most current hardware, the Wii U. Which would allow owners of the console to remove the game pad from their homes and continue using the device without any infringement on performance. Which definitely appeals to us as a gadget, with quotes like “Industry leading chips” inspiring our confidence in Nintendo’s ability to bring such a device to market.
However, we don’t really want to get too far ahead of ourselves so we’ll keep the rest of our speculations to ourselves until a more appropriate time. Nintendo are clearly gearing up for an announcement so hopefully we’ll see more of the up-coming Nintendo NX in the near future.