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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:33pm 27/07/16 | 11 Comments
That is, according to sources over at Eurogamer who have revealed exactly what Nintendo's mysterious NX console is all about. A portable device with its own screen, that can be docked and connected to a TV, has detachable controllers, and takes cartridges. Which even for Nintendo, seems a little out there.

Powered by Nvidia's mobile Tegra processor, during development Nintendo apparently flirted with making the device a digital download only system. But as stated the unit will take cartridges, ones that on average can contain 32GB of data. Which is a big step up from the N64 days. So there will be no crying over a lack of CGI cutscenes and high quality audio this time around.

Perhaps the strangest aspect of the Nintendo NX are the detachable controllers which are book-ended on each side of the unit that can be detached when required. Here's a mock-up of how it may end up looking.



In terms of power the Tegra processor is pretty impressive in the mobile space, but in terms of a dedicated home console it may fall short of current gen systems. When the Tegra X1 debuted in 2015 it promised Xbox 360/PS3 equivalent performance in the mobile space. But there's a chance that what's under the NX hood could be a more powerful or newer iteration of Tegra technology.

Of course if all of this is true the Nintendo NX will position itself as a very different beast to even the Wii U. A true tablet meets console hybrid. A console that you can take with you on the go. And now we wait on Nintendo to officially unveil the system, which apparently will happen sometime in September.





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Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:31pm 27/7/16
FNL, what are they doing? I just... I just can't imagine playing on something like this, surely it can't be this stripped back.
dais
Posted 02:43pm 27/7/16
It sounds like it will be more of a successor to the 3DS than the Wii U as such, which makes sense given the relatively short life so far of the Wii U.
Zapo
Posted 03:05pm 27/7/16
I had a feeling that they would do something that was a converged portable / console device.

I'm not sure if this will be it, but it probably makes sense.

I don't really have an issue with this.
ravn0s
Posted 03:56pm 27/7/16
i guess nintendo no longer gives a s*** about the home console market.
Deviouz
Posted 04:43pm 27/7/16
It's weird but so is Nintendo. I think the key will be to have their flagship titles out at launch first 6months, Kart, Zelda, Smash, Metroid etc, thats generally what sucks about them at the moment, years of waiting
Khel
Posted 06:20pm 27/7/16
I know the trend is to go smaller and sleeker, but I'd love if someone made a next gen console that used big chunky cartridges, like SNES or Mega Drive sized cartridges. I mean internally that could just be using flash memory and have plenty of space (and probably be way cheaper to make than cartridges used to be back in the day), but theres just something more physical and satisfying about slamming home a cartridge than there is about putting in a disc or fiddling around with sd cards.
deadlyf
Posted 07:27pm 27/7/16
Nintendo cartridges were my first blowjob.
paveway
Posted 08:18pm 27/7/16
Just when you thought nintendo couldn't bring out a s***tier gimmick than the wii
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:00am 28/7/16
Actually, the only plus-side I can see with this is being able to take this thing on a longhaul flight to play the new Zelda. If it were laptop-sized sans keyboard with a comfy controller, then I'd settle for that. My hands cramp up too much with 3DS these days. Would need a seat with a power supply though
notgreazy
Posted 10:18am 28/7/16
This is...great!

As Steve said, if this is meant to be a portable WiiU then that's damn cool. I might actually buy this if it allows (somehow) Wii/WiiU games.

Hopefully this is only one part of the NX package. Another one is the dedicated gaming console that rivals the Xone and PS4! Yeah go Nintendo, the golden days are back baby wooo :(:(:(
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:52pm 28/7/16
Oh, the other thing worrying me (a little) is the lack of backwards compatibility. Unless of course the 'cartridges' are proprietary storage devices for you to be able to download Wii U or even Wii games onto and then just 'dust them off'. It would free up space (no pun intended) in the unit itself I guess...

I'm just sad because I wanted Nintendo to just do a traditional console, get back in the race, and then innovate later :\
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