Upcoming Nintendo NX is Portable, Has Detachable Controllers
According to a new report, the Nintendo's upcoming gaming console, codenamed NX, will be a portable console that has detachable controllers.
A number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer, the NX will be a powerful handheld device, but that it also has controller modules that can be attached to both sides of its screen. The console can also be connected to a docking station for use on a big screen. This base unit effectively connects what is described by Eurogamer as the "brain of the NX" to a TV.
According to the Eurogamer, Nintendo’s new console, NX will use cartridges as its physical media of choice. Nintendo has a long history of using cartridges for its portable gaming devices. It is unclear what capacity these cards will be available in. Modern games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can store up to 50 GB of data, and many often require further installs on their internal hard drives. Furthermore, the NX will reportedly run on a proprietary operating system designed by Nintendo, and not Android.
The Nintendo NX console was first officially announced in March 2015 and, before his passing, company president Satoru Iwata called it a "brand new concept" for video game platforms.
Nintendo has not publicized about the hardware in an official capacity, but the leading rumor lines up with this report. It posited that Nintendo is seeking to unite its handheld and console efforts. Nintendo confirmed that the March 2017 as NX's global release date, but not enough details are provided by the company.
"In terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on," said Shigeru Miyamoto. "That's why we can't share anything at this point, and I don't want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker."
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