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Rumor: NX is a portable console with detachable controllers, Nvidia tech, cartridges, Sept. reveal, more

Posted on July 26, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch

Update: Here’s Eurogamer’s mockup of the NX (not official or final in any way):

nx-mockup

The site also has a follow-up on specs here.


Eurogamer has a new report on NX – the first concrete rumors about the system since its announcement last year.

The site claims that “NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers”. That information comes from “a number of sources” speaking with the site.

Eurogamer goes on to say that “NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display.” What makes it more unique is that “the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.” The system will then be able to connect to the television when at home. There’s also a base unit/dock station “used to connect the brain of the NX – within the controller – to display on your TV.”

As for technology, Nvidia’s powerful Tegra mobile processor is rumored to be behind NX. Nintendo is apparently “not chasing graphical parity” in order to “squeeze all of this technology into a handheld”. It will also not offer backwards compatibility because of “the radical change in hardware design and internal technology”. Another technical tidbit: NX will run a new operating system from Nintendo rather than Android, which is something some had speculated could be possible.

Aside from that, Eurogamer also mentions cartridges as physical media. The site has “heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge, which is small when considering the size of many modern games.” Nintendo supposedly making a system which supported digital downloads only, but decided against that.

So when will we finally hear about NX? Eurogamer pegs the reveal for September. The company is said to be pursuing “a simple marketing message for NX – of being able to take your games with you on the go.”

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  • Lord Ozzie

    Someone hold me! My hype is going insane! I was hoping for a new handheld! Does that mean BotW will be playable on it?

    • javier

      oh man I never even considered a portable Breath of the Wild, that would be insane!

    • Gaming News UK

      What hype?
      This could turn out to be completely false.

  • AzureStarline

    I really hope this is true!

  • RmanX1000

    Hm… I’m not hyped. But I’m not disappointed. I still just want to see this thing in action already haha. Can’t wait for the official unveiling.

  • ForeVision

    Well, that kills of any expectations of it being for core gamers, and it being able to at least match the Xbox One and PS4 IF this is true. Guess it’s time to invest in my PC.

    • Διονῦς84

      Why wouldn’t it it be for core gamers? Just because it’s a handheld/home console hybrid?

      This plan is Nintendo’s only hope to compete with Sony and Microsoft. They can only beat them in the handheld field.

      Also, who cares about core gamers? They’re a lost cause for Nintendo.

      • ForeVision

        First, no they cannot only beat them in the handheld field, why do you think Nintendo is keeping quiet for this long? Because of an idea they’ve got that they don’t want Sony and Microsoft copying and they wouldn’t leak that out through some kind of ditzy rumor like this.

        Second, their IP is strong, just look at Pokemon GO for confirmation.

        Third, Core Gamers have been with Nintendo for an incredibly long time, and they will stick with them until they literally only make casual stuff or go full mobile. They’re not gone, they’re still here, waiting for the next console to be a true Nintendo console once again.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Core Gamers have been with Nintendo for an incredibly long time

          They haven’t been with Nintendo since the GCN came out.

          • ForeVision

            You’d be surprised. Though I can only speak for myself I’m sure many who like their more core franchises are still with them.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            That’s not “core gamers,” as in the fickle bunch that went from 360 to PS4, that’s Nintendo fans.

          • ForeVision

            Core gamer is a concept that’s different to everyone as there’s no particular set-in-stone description for them. For me it’s people who play games like Dark Souls, Fire Emblem, Overwatch, Total War etc.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            You did better when you were arguing insults rather than semantics.

          • ForeVision

            Last thing I’ll say on this, as I see you’re kind of offended right now. I’ve been trying to do this the polite way, but you cannot argue with people who are extremely fan of something and do not wish to see things a different way. So I’ll leave you to that and bid you a good day, end of this discussion.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I’ve been trying to do this the polite way

            lol You really are completely delusional.

            but you cannot argue with people who are extremely fan of something and do not wish to see things a different way.

            Well, look at the pot calling the kettle black. You can’t fathom the idea that a Nintendo Playstation cannot be successful. You cited no facts, only claiming you did so and proceeded to throw petty insults around and devolve the entire debate. You think you can take a high road now? lol Get off your high horse kid.

      • MagcargoMan

        “Also, who cares about core gamers? They’re a lost cause for Nintendo.”

        Do you play video games regularly? Congrats, you are a a core gamer. Now go and think about what you just said and why it was stupid.

        • Διονῦς84

          The term “hardcore gamers” is usually used for people that play Call of Duty, GTA, FIFA. Generally speaking these people own a PS4 or a XB1, so they wouldn’t care about the NX anyway.

          Now if we’re talking about Nintendo core gamers, they will definitely buy the NX because this is a home console that just happens to have a portable controller with a screen…

          • MagcargoMan

            You really don’t know what a hardcore gamer is.

          • Διονῦς84

            I don’t agree with the term, but that’s how it used. And my point was that the so-called “hardcore” gamers have a PS4 and an XB1 so they’re a lost cause for Nintendo with a traditional home console, but a hybrid system would easily attract many of them, as it offers what their consoles don’t.

          • Shawn

            Yeah. I think hardcore gamers are not the majority of gamers, usually play first person shooters and the like. I heard an interesting conspiracy that it was a marketing term that ‘coincidentally’ started when Microsoft entered the market. That it was meant to force market segmentation so you could make a few types of games for a group of people that can be easily goaded into buying most of them.

            And it’s used by the hardcore themselves to differentiate themselves from ‘fake’ gamers who like different types of games, or a broad variety of games. Including Nintendo games. Any fan of Nintendo who calls themselves a hardcore gaming is sucked into either clandestine marketing (if you believe the conspiracy theory) or a snobbish, holier than thou culture with a superiority complex.

            I think Super Mario Brothers takes more skill to master than most modern games that ‘hardcore’ gamers like.

          • Διονῦς84

            Hell yeah, Super Mario is way more hardcore than all these pseudo-mature games.

  • JustGleek47

    Not looking for graphical parity? Well, Nintendo screwed up 3rd Party support again.

    • ForeVision

      As much as I’d like to say it’s nothing new, I’m too sad to know these are concrete rumors, albeit still rumors.

      • JustGleek47

        First concrete rumours and they don’t match up with any other rumor so far (in terms of the power of the console). So I think it’s safe to assume that it won’t be powerful.

        • ForeVision

          Reggie already spoiled us on that when they interviewed him. Doesn’t soften the blow though, it feels like Nintendo didn’t learn anything from what happened with Wii-U.

          • JustGleek47

            Oh, right. I remember that interview now.

            Damn it. I wonder why they keep this stubborn game when they could’ve done the same thing as Sony did and ask the developers what they wanted in a console.

          • ForeVision

            I’d think it has to do with having no confidence in their IP to directly compete with them. But then again, I just don’t get their mindset of wanting to avoid competition at the cost of just about everything…

        • Lucas Bandeira Gobo

          It will be both handheld and console

      • Señor Cardgage

        Really though, no matter what anyone says, “concrete rumor” is an oxymoron.

        • ForeVision

          Exactly, as a rumor by it’s very definition is the opposite of concrete. But I wonder why a “reputable” site would even bother indulging in rumors like these, if not purely for clickbating.

    • Exy

      There’s no easy answer to this. Trying to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One in computing power, with the consumer bases as big and established as they are at this stage, is nonsense. But doing the opposite has proven disastrous in the past. Nintendo had to make a hard choice here and it looks like they’re hoping third swing is the big one.

    • Yet KOEI Tecmo confirmed support, Sonic 2017 and Dragon Quest XI are confirmed games.

      Sure no western support but who give a damn. Japanese Developers Love Handheld.

      • ForeVision

        Correction, they love mobile gaming, as that’s the money maker in Japan right now.

    • If this rumor is true Nintendo will most likely use the Nvidia X2 to power the NX. Although she’s not right all the time, Emily Rogers said the NX will be expensive. That also may to due to the fact that Nintendo is trying to get the power of a current gen console formatted in a handheld form but it could be also due to the NX using the Nvidia X2. A handheld that is able to run games at native 1080p 60fps but also able to it when it’s in tv mode is highly impressive power wise

  • Drybonekoopa85

    Not impressed if true. This isn’t what I was hoping for. I feel like Nintendo is bowing out of the home console market. I feel like everything that has been said by Nintendo and different leakers contradicts all of this. I can’t see how porting games to this thing is going to be easier on third parties… I will wait for the official announcement from Nintendo and judge the NX then.

    • ForeVision

      A wise thing to do. It feels like Nintendo’s trying to merge their console and handheld audience together, which I can’t see working since there are some games that just work better on a big screen and don’t work on a small cramped one, not to mention buttons.

      • Shawn

        Let the user decide. The point is that the if the user only plays small screen games, they can buy those. If the user only plays big screen games, they can buy those. But the point is that it’s one big game pipeline. Also, some games can work well on either.

        The point is to increase market share to make 3rd Parties want to have games on the system. And to make it so they don’t have to make 2 Mario Kart games (portable and hom). Just one, sell to both.

        Also, I heard some say that they think there will be a portal NX that can hook up to the screen AND an home NX. I don’t know if that is likely. But it’s consumer choice. But the games will work in both. (Though some games I wouldn’t want to play on a small screen.)

    • Bcardia

      I agree with you. This is not really what I wanted from the NX. I’m very iffy on rumours regarding Nintendo in general, but if all of this is true, then my number one priority will be the Neo instead.

      Damn, is it too much to ask for a powerful home console, Nintendo?

      Edit: Oh, I realized that BotW on NX won’t look that much better if this report is true. FFS, Nintendo…

      • jimmy

        Honestly i don’t think BotW would look much different even if it were on a more powerful console

        • Michael Cortorreal

          It would look a lot more sharper and some technical issues would mitigate.
          Like the pop in and framerates.

          🙁 Come on Nintendo, just powerful enough so you have third party support, I want to see Kingdom Hearts III on your platform too

        • Kenshin0011

          It could look so much better, it’s very obvious the graphical settings are turned down to low atm for the Wii U version

        • daizyujin

          Well for one it could run at 1080p instead of 720p and they could turn up the effects and anti aliasing. The frame rate also is pegged at 30 fps which isn’t terrible but not great either. Besides it can’t even hit that. Digital Foundry saw it drop into the low 20s fairly regularly. The game can most certainly benefit from better hardware.

    • Exy

      Some people speculate that the home console market is sunsetting anyway. With PC ports becoming ever more common and console hardware falling more and more behind, people are beginning to question why they need consoles at all. Maybe consoles are ready to go the way or arcades and kneel to superior, more convenient technology.

      • Shawn

        In the way that Xbox games work on your computer. So you don’t need an Xbox. Sony might be the only full, dedicated home console in the next generation. They may become king of a dying breed. And Nintendo may become King of the future.

        Or not. I’m not a prophet.

    • Simple. It won’t get ports. It will get exclusive games like
      Bravely Third, Etrian Odyssey and all that 3DS goodness.

      Sonic 2017 is already confirmed. KOEI Tecmo has stated they are supporting it.
      Dragon Quest XI was the first to be confirmed to early.

      • ForeVision

        3DS goodness, what is shown in the picture barely has any room for proper specs and would barely be any better than the 3DS. Besides, do you think Breath of the Wild would ruin on such a thing? Highly improbable.

      • Drybonekoopa85

        I don’t see how that fairs any better??? The Wii U is almost made up of just exclusive games and it did nothing really for the console. I’m inclined to think that this is definitely not the Nintendo NX.

        Look at the games that have been announced for the console already. Those are not the type of games I would expect to run on a 32 Gig cart and be played on the go.

        Like I stated in my previous comment I’m going to hold judgement until Nintendo announces the NX for themselves.

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      • Exy

        With any luck, third parties will be enticed at the possibility for their biggest games to be played anywhere and will go out of their way to port them to NX just so players never have to stop playing them.

        • ForeVision

          But we’re not all Japanese who want to play their games everywhere whenever. I for one appreciate taking time to sit down and enjoying a good game on a big screen.

          • Exy

            What if I’m a Japanese who want to plays my games everywhere whenever?

          • Evan Gustavson

            If you WERE Japanese, you wouldn’t have said “Maybe consoles will go the way of arcades”. Arcades, much like handhelds, are still big in Japan, bro.

          • Exy

            And they’re actually in decline too just like the rest of the world, even if it isn’t obvious.

          • ForeVision

            All power to you, and there’s plenty of ways to do so. Doesn’t mean the NX has to fit in that alley, as no matter what innovation is brought, nothing can replace something like good old couch co-op, or just genuinely sitting down on a relaxing chair/couch to enjoy your leisure time playing an awesome game on a big screen.

          • Evan Gustavson

            Nothing can replace good old vouch co-op, huh? Must be why it comes with two controllers, huh?
            Sitting down in a relaxing chair? Am I the only person on the planet who plays handhelds on my own couch?
            Playing an awesome game on the big scree ? See above, then think about how awesome I think it is to use the big screen while playing said handheld games when I’m already home…

          • ForeVision

            That was meant as a general way of saying that those days and those ways of enjoyment shouldn’t be shoved aside for simply sitting with a handheld all day, everywhere.

            Take from it what you will.

      • JaidynReiman

        The confirmed games so far aren’t exclusives at all, though. Sonic 2017 is a home console game, there won’t be a “port” version of it (otherwise that ported version would be on NX and 3DS). The only confirmed first-party game isn’t exclusive either (its also on Wii U, a home console). Just Dance, home console.

        Technically Dragon Quest XI was confirmed early, but they back-pedalled. But that’s also a home console game.

        • way to ignore possibly Bravely Third and Etrian Odyssey and 3DS goodness.

          The second part of my comment wasn’t connected to the first part.

          • JaidynReiman

            Yeah, and the first part and second part are contradictory.

            The only known games for NX right now are ports. Not only are they ports, they’re ports from home consoles.

            That right there contradicts the notion that the NX won’t get ports. We already know it will.

          • The first part was the future of the system not now.

          • Pinkie-Dawn

            Careful, Otaku DJK1NG, Jaidyn is a well-respected user from Smashboards during the Smash Bros. 4 hype.

  • Blanco8x8

    This rumor worries me. I want the NX to be a home console first, a handheld second. Detachable controller, similar to the Nvidia Shield? So it’s just a flat touchscreen with mobile specs? It may be connected to the TV, but will the visuals outperform the Wii U?

    • ForeVision

      As much as technology may be advancing and chips are getting smaller, they still need a solid case and a good amount of space to fit in (otherwise gaming rigs would be as small as a console, when they downright aren’t). So I’d think it’s safe to say we can expect it to be marginally better than Wii-U.

    • daizyujin

      The X1 in the shield is said to be marginally more powerful than the Xbox 360. It may be a little better but I wouldn’t expect much out of it. Considering that it won’t be able to touch the Xbox One and people constantly complain about the lack of power of that box, I would be wary of getting my hopes up. Besides I have seen literally no one mention the fact that this thing can’t be too powerful or else it won’t be able to run for more than 10 minutes on the battery.

  • AquaBat

    Is that the same “number of sources” that said Zelda would have a gender option?
    Or the same “number of sources” that said Devil’s Third wasn’t being published by Nintendo in North America?
    Or the same “number of sources” that said Rockstar was working with Wii U?
    I could go on.
    I remain attached to my deep-seated hatred of rumors.

    • ForeVision

      Even though we tend to disagree fairly regularly, I wholeheartedly agree with your disdain of rumors.

    • Joe

      Good point bro

    • Brian

      I’m not saying these rumors are true, but Eurogamer tends to be a reputable site for the most part. They must have strong reason to believe in their report, or they wouldn’t have put it up. They’ll be taking a massive hit in credibility if what they’ve written turns out to be incorrect.

      • ForeVision

        So then Brian, would you say this is good news? Would you say these rumors should be true?

      • Stuart

        Like I said down bellow Brian, they really have credibility and this can be true.

        But I’m with Aquabat here, credible or not, being extremily angry or hyped over a rumor is still stupid and one of the most annoying things of the Nintendo fanbase. The “wait-and-see” really should be a rule on the internet.

        • ForeVision

          Feels like their visits have been hitting a low point and they needed to get an NX rumor in…

        • Gamer_Greg

          “wait-and-see” – while I love the approach, no one else seems to share this. Everyone wants “take-it-now” approach, which is why people enjoy posting spoilers, rumors, screen shots. Have to be the first one on the internet to make the claim. People had to spoil Ryu in Smash 4, among some other things. Upcoming items in Splatoon, Mario Maker, etc.

          • Exy

            They do it because they can. It’s that simple, and everyone on the internet wants to be famous for a while.

            But in the end, the only thing these rumors cause is that people must fight. Even if they turn out to be true, they only ever hurt people until the facts come out.

        • daizyujin

          Well Nintendo does not usually make this easy. Wait and see tends to be their MO more so than just showing their cards.

      • AquaBat

        They also insisted sequels to The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order would be announced at Bethesda’s E3 2016 conference and they were not.
        They insisted that Moiher 3 would be localized for its 10th anniversary, and both E3 and the anniversary of the game’s release date have long since passed with nothing but crickets from Nintendo. I don’t consider them as reliable as they say they are.

        • TheJuiciest

          People forget so easily. Eurogamer spits out horseshit just like the fansites they seem be looking down upon in the article.

          • Exy

            There is a bright side to rumors, which is that the people who devote themselves to the ones that turn out to be super wrong can be highly entertaining for a short moment.

        • Pinkie-Dawn

          Nobody at Nintendo said it was a home console. They said it was going to be a third pillar.

          • Exy

            They said it would not be a successor to Wii U or 3DS. I still don’t know exactly what was that supposed to mean.

          • Blackbishop

            Perhaps they mean:

            – If it is going to be an hybrid (which I don’t believe) it won’t be compatible with Wii/Wii U/DS/3DS games. It would stand on it’s own games.

            Or

            – It won’t be a handheld, but a home console and won’t be compatible with Wii/Wii U games. Cannot be successor to 3DS because it isn’t even similar and it is not a successor of the Wii U because it is not just a Wii U++… it has a different architecture thus it is not even a fork of it.

          • Exy

            Or maybe it just means the DS and Wii brands are done for and they’re starting over fresh. I took it to mean that they were going to try to support all three platforms at once, and they will, but for how long?

          • AquaBat
          • Pinkie-Dawn

            “We’ve also said publicly that we are already hard at work on our next home console and that’s another element we’ll be talking about much later,”
            Not once has Reggie said it was the NX, so it’s more likely that he’s referring to the real successor to the Wii U, which is codenamed the Famicom 7 (just like every other console):

            https://disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-videogamefacts/the_nx_is_not_the_famicom_7/

          • AquaBat

            “Also Liger asked the employees what on there[sic] thoughts on Third Parties, they said ‘**** Third Parties’. LOL.”
            Nice job presenting blatant satire as evidence, dummy.
            Not once has a console been codenamed “Famicom [number]”. This is a fake post played for humor.

          • Evan Gustavson

            This. N64 is codenamed “Project Ultra 64”
            GameCube is codenamed “Project Dolphin”
            Wii is codenamed “Project Revolution”
            Wii U is codenamed “Project Cafe”
            The new system is currently known only as “Project NX”

          • AquaBat

            Don’t bother trying to explain it. This moron’s clueless. I found out he’s talking behind our backs on another website with his circlejerking friends who all genuinely believe what was in that article he linked and that every console is codenamed after the Famicom.

          • TheJuiciest

            How can you tell people you’re working hard on a console you never announced at all to general public? Makes no sense. He was clearly talking about NX since that is the only dedicated gaming platform officially announced from Nintendo.

        • JaidynReiman

          I’ve seen people saying Eurogamer is so reliable and credible, that there’s literally no way they could be wrong. It didn’t take long for me to find some article they posted about how the “Kinect 2” (which as far as I’m aware doesn’t exist, and the Xbone Kinect is just a slightly improved version of 360 Kinect) would be so capable it’d be able to “read lips.”

          And I’ve tried finding anything about this and there’s not a peep about it from anywhere but Eurogamer. I also read about the Xbone Kinect and there’s no reference anywhere to it being able to “read lips” (only that it can recognize up to 6 people at once).

          That being said, they did get SOME rumors right. As far as I could tell, they pretty much got the PS4 specs exactly. They also got the Neo and Scorpio rumors largely correct as far as I could tell.

    • Lord Ozzie

      The source is from Eurogamer, they are rather reliable when it comes to their sources and they wouldn’t bother to write an article if the sources were unreliable.

      • AquaBat

        See above.

    • Exy

      I actually find most of this plausible at best, but the one thing I’m not big about is the lack of backward compatibility. I used to favor this decision but while I can still believe this will have more long-term benefit, it’s not going to go over with fans of the Wii U library, just when it was getting good.

      And let’s not forget their coverage on the NX controller hoaxes earlier this year.

      • JaidynReiman

        Lack of backwards compatibility I can believe. The biggest problem with this, IMO, is the fact that this is primarily are a handheld when all indications we have about Code Name NX is that its primarily a home console.

        If there are two devices that can work together, that I can believe. That’s what I’ve been thinking we’d be getting for some time. I find it hard to believe this is primarily a handheld, and if it is a handheld, its going to be expensive as hell because of all the power that would take to run home console games in a handheld device.

        We also know that there are multiple SKU’s for upcoming Nintendo hardware. I don’t know if it was strictly confirmed to be for Codename NX or not, but I thought it was. That means multiple retail releases tied to the NX.

        • Exy

          If Tegra is as good as the expert opinion says it is, then as far as that goes I’m just wondering how cleanly that hypothetical dock will transition from the portable session to TV output. I also hope that additional controllers for it are wired so fighting game makers will give it a chance this time.

  • Vjon

    Hmm, thought the whole point of being portable, was a handle like the GameCube. The cartridge is more likely as it will allow insight into a future handheld device – something which Nintendo likes to do. Eurogamer got its rumours mixed up.

  • Blanco8x8

    Maybe Nintendo realized that the arms race is stupid and just want to do their own thing.

    • ForeVision

      It may be stupid, but without it we wouldn’t get games improving and stagnation would be a very real thing. Even though consoles cannot hope to match up to a good PC, one must still try to at least get close.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Yes, and Nintendo not having confidence in itself shows, blatantly so. That is not good in creating consumer trust.

        • ForeVision

          It has been said numerous times that their previous “blue ocean” is currently devoid of fish and that the reason the Wii-U failed, is nearly 100% accountable to Nintendo’s own decisions.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Yes, I’ve stated it very often as well. Smartphones have fished most of the blue ocean’s fishes. Nintendo is currently casting a lure in an empty abyss.

  • Vigilante_blade

    I’m sort of two minds…. I want Nintendo to make a powerful bit of hardware. I’m tired of Nintendo being pathetically afraid of its competitors, cowering in the corner. They have extremely powerful IPs and yet they lack so much confidence that everyone sees it.

    I’m not sure what detachable controllers mean for them. I’d want to be able to plug several controllers on it, so two is not enough. Being able to detach it…. does it mean games can be played without buttons? Or does it mean the detachable unit has buttons too?

    I like Nintendo handhelds, and I’ve always wanted an ability to connect controllers on them via blutooth / connect them to a TV via HDMI, but at this point, I just wanted to see Nintendo games in glorious next gen visuals.

    • amak11

      The thing is they aren’t afraid. They have confidence in their IP and hardware and they definitely don’t like competing. They’re the guy that everyone likes, that doesn’t cause issues and is relatable. The other two are feuding gangs that feed off hate (bloods vs crips)

      3 “powerful” consoles in a space are bad. On top of that the tegra chipset these days can rival and surpass what the ps4 currently can output with a sufficient amount of RAM. Do some research on the matter.

      • ForeVision

        Competition is good for the consumer. It’s good for us as a gamer because it causes them to push themselves harder, to reach greater heights and to inspire new games and different approaches.

        Why would you bother to change anything about how you do things as a company if you don’t have people who compete with you? You wouldn’t, simply because there’s no need to, as you’re the top and nobody challenges you.

        As for the Tegra Chip, that may be true, but there’s more to it than just a chip, otherwise the strongest PC’s would be the size of a console. If it is, as the rumor states, a small handheld-like device then they can barely get much better in than the current day 3DS.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          No it isn’t. Too much of the same thing will create stagnation. Only the most shortsighted consumer cannot understand this. This Nintendo Playstation you and Vigilante are obsessing over is nothing more than a pipe dream. It cannot and should not ever happen so long as both Sony and Microsoft continue making Xbox and Playstation consoles in tandem.

          • ForeVision

            You cannot dispute the way business works, as it’s a proven fact of how it is. I know your grand delusional fanboyism won’t allow you to see things clearly, but Nintendo can take on Sony and Microsoft with their IP, otherwise the Vita would’ve won against the 3DS.

            Besides, it’s not like Sony and Microsoft will continue much longer along their current route.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            but Nintendo can take on Sony and Microsoft with their IP

            My fanboyism? lol Did I strike a nerve?

            There is no fact to support your claim. The people who buy Xbox and Playstation will not change tune and buy a Nintendo system just for Nintendo IP. Wii U proved this false with low sales and quite honestly a library of mostly Nintendo games.

            The Vita was an overpriced handheld PS3 with no exclusives to its name that is not even currently being supported by Sony. It’s not even production right now with no sign of a successor on the way. Not even slightly comparable.

            There are no facts, none whatsoever, to back up what you are insisting. You have provided no such evidence, no industry trend and no data to suggest a Playstation with Nintendo games will sell better than a Playstation 4. None. It’s a pipe dream that only shortsighted people with delusions of grandeur believe.

          • ForeVision

            The Wii-U failed for many other well-known reasons that you’re now ignoring as I’ve expected you to. The facts I speak of is how business works, and that is that to have competition spurs you onward, as if you’ve got no competition you don’t have any reason to become better either as you’re already at the top and can dictate as you please, but I doubt you’d understand that even if i typed it 1000 times and sent it to you in physical letters.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            The Wii-U failed for many other well-known reasons that you’re now ignoring as I’ve expected you to.

            I’ve ignored none of them. I’ve only stated that the Wii U had a library of mostly Nintendo games. And it is the lowest selling Nintendo hardware after the Virtual Boy. Clearly shows Nintendo IP are not enough to sell hardware.

            but I doubt you’d understand that even if i typed it 1000 times

            If your comments were slightly rational or well thought out, maybe you could make a coherent point.

          • ForeVision

            You’ve failed to mention the numerous other reasons, the key one being bad marketing as some people even thought the Wii-U was an add-on for the Wii, which is a very big problem when trying to sell a new console. Many have mentioned this, Nintendo themselves admitted to this.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            the key one being bad marketing as some people even thought the Wii-U was an add-on for the Wii

            I don’t need to? I am acknowledging the Wii U is a failure. Why do I need to cite anything to suggest otherwise? You are trying to argue that Nintendo IP can sell hardware. You are proving my point by listing reasons why the Wii U failed in spite of Nintendo IP. Seriously, get some reading comprehension and use that noodle of yours before responding. This is ceasing to be funny and becoming pitiful.

            Edit: Also whatever happened to ending the discussion? Can’t help but respond, I assume?

          • TheJuiciest

            This isn’t true. Sony did put out games for the Vita. The truth is, their first party offerings are weak and in a head to head match with Nintendo with ALL their IP at their disposal, just about every developer is screwed. People like to cite the Wii U as the textbook example of how Nintendo IP can’t compete, but where is the Mario or Metroid everyone expected on the Wii U? Where was Breath of the Wild this whole time? Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing New Leaf, etc.? You’re talking about IP that push millions and millions of copies sold, missing from your console’s library.

            Now that said, that alone is not enough to compete with a PS4/X1 because there’s a long laundry list of mistakes with the Wii U even removing games from the equation. It doesn’t matter who the hell released the Wii U, it was screwed from day 1. It’s everything you didn’t want to see in a modern console from a developer’s standpoint and fan’s. I’ve not seen one person that says NIntendo can take on a PS4 or Xbox One with just their IP, so let’s not even set that up. Nintendo with PS or Xbox type 3rd party support, proper online infrastructure, marketing, etc. on the other hand, would likely bring a ton of intrigue in the gaming industry. When it comes down to it, players ultimately just want one $300 box to play everything and in an industry where even Japan is steadily heading towards releasing everything multi plat to recoup the rising costs of development, you can see why a Nintendo branded PS/Xbox would be very appealing.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            This isn’t true. Sony did put out games for the Vita.

            Irrelevant. Literally any and all of the most notable Vita exclusives are now on PS3 or PS4. They put games on it for a short while, most of which were ports anyway and then let it crash and burn after failing to market it as a controller for the PS4.

            Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing New Leaf, etc.?

            On 3DS. For this reason having all of those games and IP on a single platform is the best possible decision they could ever make because now all of those audiences will have to converge on a single device that can satisfy both crowds. That’s a lot better than Wii U’s separation from 3DS if you ask me.

            hen it comes down to it, players ultimately just want one $300 box to play everything

            With provisional upgrades coming out, I don’t see that lasting much longer. People expect at least a five year lifecycle for their Xbox and their Playstation.

          • TheJuiciest

            That wasn’t the case in the beginning. Games like Gravity Rush and Uncharted didn’t begin making themselves available elsewhere until later on. By the time you games sort of drift towards PC and PS4, Sony knew long before there was nothing else they could muster without it becoming a waste of resources. The problem is that their first party head to head, without any third party like the PS4 gets, stands no chance when you’re looking into the mouth of Pokemon or such franchises from Nintendo. First party is why the 3DS is where it is, but simply putting those games on Wii U doesn’t guarantee it would’ve sold because there is a very long list of issues with Nintendo’s console business and it’s obvious people would rather just pick up their handheld and play Smash there instead of dropping $300-400 for a console an entire generation behind with an unappealing gimmick.

            The last part about Pokemon GO, Wii U and casual players says absolutely nothing. Pokemon GO is a free app and we’re in a age where everyone owns a phone. Wii U selling as much as it did is almost a miracle in and of itself. I already mentioned, it’s missing so many of Nintendo’s killer franchises and somehow millions still bought one. I own one, so I know all about it’s shortcomings. It gets thrown around that A TON when people bring up this argument and you can say it had so and so great games, but I sit here and ask you, where’s Metroid? Where’s Zelda? Where are all these games I expected, but they never showed up on the Wii U? You basically had Smash, Mario Kart and Xenoblade from Nintendo. This is supposed to be representative of what Nintendo can do opposed to the 3DS which actually had all their franchises? $300 is a lot to drop on a secondary console, so don’t act like everyone should’ve picked one up because the Wii U had some good games scattered here and there.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Sony knew long before there was nothing else they could muster without it becoming a waste of resources.

            Oh bull. Sony pulled support only a year or two ago, but they sure as heck did not support it with any real content after the very games you mentioned. And even those aforementioned games were small pickings at best. None of them were system sellers.

            but simply putting those games on Wii U doesn’t guarantee it would’ve sold

            You are just completely wrong about this. If full on Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games made it to Wii U, you bet the sales numbers would be vastly different. Those franchises mattered hugely for 3DS.

            it’s obvious people would rather just pick up their handheld and play Smash there instead of dropping $300-400 for a console an entire generation behind with an unappealing gimmick.

            …Which is why Smash on Wii U completely outsold Smash on 3DS. The numbers really are not in you favor here.

            Where’s Zelda?

            Please tell me this is a joke. The Wii U has two Zelda remasters and is still getting Breath of the Wild despite its failure. There were still great experiences and new ones at that. Hyrule Warriors? Pokken Tournament? Bayonetta 2? Wonderful 101? And how come you haven’t listed Splatoon?

            so don’t act like everyone should’ve picked one up because the Wii U had some good games scattered here and there.

            How about you don’t put words in my mouth? I never said nor implied that.

          • TheJuiciest

            Oh please, spare me. Those ARE Sony’s so called system sellers. Stuff like Final Fantasy and Madden are not Sony. They can’t compete with Nintendo IP head to head. The last game worth anything Sony put out for the Vita was a half baked MH, that either pulled the budget from or flat out were just showing that they gave up long ago. And that was over 2 years ago.

            No duh. Putting one of the most popular franchises in gaming history would make just about any platform sell more. However, could it have saved the Wii U? I doubt it. I mean, maybe you’d be getting Gamecube numbers, maybe. Gamecube is much more highly regarded than Wii U and it wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. Again because Nintendo’s mishaps outside of their software, as usual.

            Wii U version of Smash sold half of 3DS. No matter how you spin it, people just chose to play it on the 3DS.

            The only joke is the lack of games Nintendo made everyone sit through. Oh yeah, we got 2 Zelda remasters, one, many thought was unnecessary, the other, a last gen game put together quickly to cover up the lack of software until the cross platform Zelda finally gets here. This should be telling enough to most people. I mean yeah, Wii U had Pokken and 2 games Nintendo paid someone else to make, but hey, that’s great for a console cycle. Not really though.They’ve clearly struggled with HD development and it’s just been piss poor showing from them this gen. Hopefully like other devs, they’ve gotten over the hump in time for the NX.

            You don’t need to imply anything. I’ll go ahead and say it, it’s stupid that you even brought it up. You’re gonna use the Wii U as proof that people have a lack of interest in Nintendo IPs. Surely it’s not because it’s behind a 300 dollar wall that once you gain access, you get an underpowered, half thought out tablet console, lacking a bunch of games people expected to be there? Surely more people would’ve picked this up when even many Nintendo diehards are upset with the thing.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Those ARE Sony’s so called system sellers

            Gravity Rush and a portable Uncharted spin-off were clearly not system sellers at all. I’m sorry, but you’re factually wrong here.

            However, could it have saved the Wii U?

            It saved the 3DS. So yes. Wii U’s software momentum was not nearly as good as the 3DS. The 3DS was saved by two new Mario games with a plethora of RPGs and new Nintendo experiences to follow, including Pokemon. Don’t sit there and tell me those audiences would have gladly hopped on board for those games for Wii U, especially after the first price drop.

            Wii U version of Smash sold half of 3DS. No matter how you spin it, people just chose to play it on the 3DS.

            There is no spin, my wording was just off-base. The Wii U version had a far higher attachment rate and is generally the more well regarded of the two games. The 3DS has six times the Wii U install base and yet only sold twice as many copies of its iteration of Smash. So compare the two after that; Smash Wii U was the stronger release by far.

            one, many thought was unnecessary

            Like who? I’ve literally never heard anyone say Wind Waker HD was unnecessary. Most people I’ve observed tend to agree it looked much better on Wii U and was a better remaster than the recent Twilight Princess.

            They’ve clearly struggled with HD development and it’s just been piss poor showing from them this gen.

            You are literally making this up as you go. Wii U has some of the highest rated games this generation among all three, particularly in terms of exclusives. They “clearly” struggled on, what, one game? Two? Pikmin and Star Fox are the only notable games where such issues were prevalent. And the former of the two is a well received gem.

            it’s stupid that you even brought it up.

            What are you even trying to argue at this point?

            half thought out tablet console, lacking a bunch of games people expected to be there?

            So… you just argued that having those games on Wii U would not have mattered. Now you’re saying it would have mattered to people? Honestly, try forming a coherent thought before responding. This discussion has really dwindled beyond uninteresting and straight into redundant on your part.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Fueling hate? What is this socil justice nonesense? Their fans are similar to Nintendo fans, except that Nintendo fans tend to cannibalize each other due to some casual elitism in their ranks. Nintendo fans have been known to be just as mocking, if not worse.

        And clearly, you haven’t checked the news. The illusion that they are “good guys” died off when they attacked content creators.

        • amak11

          What have you smoked and where do I get it? Your SJW bull is why the general gaming community is dying. Can’t wait for Sony and MS to start paying off developers to not make games on each others… oh wait it already happens.

          Go away with your nonsense. My response wasnt aggressive and its a general observation on the current environment. If you want to be aggressive go to the toxicity that is Kotaku and have fun there.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          lol Someone had to complain about imaginary SJWs on an NX rumor article. This community baffles me sometimes.

          • Vigilante_blade

            It indeed baffles me that people can accuse entire groups of people of hate for not sharing their opinions

    • Operative

      I pretty much agree. If this was just a handheld, I’d be super excited. But viewing this as a console, it just seems like an embarrassment .If this is true, it’ll struggle to even reach wii u power levels.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        The rumor suggests it is primarily a handheld though.

        • Operative

          That doesn’t matter if it’s also a home console, or meant to replace it. Like I said, people will either see an expensive handheld or another underpowered console. There’s just little demand int he market for something like this. On paper it sounds great, but I doubt it would do well in execution

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            That doesn’t matter if it’s also a home console

            While it was niche, no one viewed the Vita as a console despite being constantly marketed as a controller for one.

            I doubt it would do well in execution

            We’ll certainly see. I don’t think it’s DOA based on concept alone. It’ll be about games first and foremost.

  • TheJuiciest

    I’m more a handheld guy so I’d love something like that. On the otherhand I’m not seeing sources or anything. If its from Emily Rogers or something, I wont even entertain this rumor.

  • Stuart

    Hmm back to hybrid rumors huh?

    As always,even if it sounds credible since it comes from Eurogamer,I will wait to see it if it’s true. But if I’m not mistaken,Nintendo did said that NX would be a home console…Aaaanyway,I do believe in a september reveal so… lets wait.

  • Michael Savard Paquet

    oh god plz noo….

  • KnightWonder

    Guys, it’s a rumor, calm down and wait for the reveal.

    • ForeVision

      True as that is, everyone who reads this has nothing else to go on. Nintendo isn’t gaining ground by keeping silent for this long.

      • KnightWonder

        Well too bad. Just like me, they’ll have to keep a level hype level and just wait.

        • ForeVision

          I’m impressed you can feel hype with this much uncertainty and many rumors pointing towards things going down like a brick in the ocean.

        • Vigilante_blade

          The problem is that dying hype is hard to get back up.

          I’ve worked on a gaming-related project before and made an article about that. You need to keep nourishing the hype, or it may die beyond saving.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Any and all current NX hype is based on rumors and conjecture. It’s irrelevant until an actual reveal.

  • Jame Windy Sam

    i am disappointed….New 3DS XL is enough …… I want new home console …..not handheld ……

  • Christina

    By the way, everything that is a rumor and not confirmed by Nintendo isn’t solid.

  • Greg Caldwell

    People need to let go of the 3ds that tech is 7 years old; it’s time to move on to an HD handheld.

    • ForeVision

      Gladly, but should it take the place of a home console as some strange hybrid?

    • Blanco8x8

      I’ll take a handheld more powerful than the 3DS, but not a home console less powerful than Wii U.

  • KnightWonder

    Guys, this is probably fake. Reggie stated in June of last year that the NX was a home console. Here’s his quote:

    “From a Nintendo perspective, we clearly have strength here in the Americas, we have strength in Europe and we have strength in Japan,” Fils-Aime said. “That isn’t necessarily true of some of our more direct competitors. We’ve also said publicly that we are already hard at work on our next home console and that’s another element we’ll be talking about much later.”

    • Kenshin0011

      But if it connects to a TV at home then IT IS a “home console”

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        If you can take it out and play it anywhere it is a “handheld portable.” 😉

        • Evan Gustavson

          So? His point is that it doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.
          being able to connect to a TV makes it a home console, being able to take it out AAnd play it anywhere makes it a handheld, but nowhere is it said that being able to take it out and play it anywhere means it CAN’T be called a console do long as it can also connect to a TV!

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            “If it connects to a TV it’s a home console.”

            “But it’s portable that can be taken on the go.”

            “NO! IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT!”

            That’s basically what people upset in these comments are acting like right now.

          • Operative

            It’s both. As such, you have to look at it from both points of view. As a handheld it sounds great. Super powerful. As a home console, which it also is, it sounds very disappointing. It’s not one or the other because it’s trying to be both, so it needs to be seen from both angles. It’s not JUST a home console and it’s not JUST a handheld

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I’m well aware it’s also a console. So what? Plenty of people are looking at this just from the console angle. Besides, considering the success difference between 3DS and Wii U, I doubt this thing won’t be a moderate success if it’s true.

          • Operative

            People are looking at it from a console angle because that’s the disappointing part. That they would replace the wii u with something that’s hardly as strong as it. You can’t blame them for looking at it from the console angle when the Wii U is the one that’s being abandoned by Nintendo while the 3DS keeps having games announced for it.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            People are looking at it from a console angle because that’s the disappointing part.

            The internet looking only at the negative side of things? Color me shocked. Why not acknowledge that this is great for 3DS fans because those expressing disappointment seem to be failing to do that. Apparently that’s the objective thing to do these days.

            That they would replace the wii u with something that’s hardly as strong as it.

            The rumored specs place it marginally above Wii U. We already have a PS4/Xbox One Sonic game confirmed for it but not for Wii U.

            You can’t blame them for looking at it from the console angle when the Wii U is the one that’s being abandoned by Nintendo while the 3DS keeps having games announced for it.

            I think I can, actually. What 3DS games are coming out in 2017? None. 3DS sales are lower and they will see only a short term spike after Pokemon comes out. That’ll be it. This device should be seen just as much as a 3DS successor as it could be considered a Wii U successor.

  • Armando Márquez González

    So we’re getting a beefier PS TV…good luck with 3rd party publishers

    • KnightWonder

      Except Reggie already confirmed the NX is a home console.

      • Lord Ozzie

        Reggie can confirm its a toaster and it wouldn’t be one. You cant really trust the guy.

        • KnightWonder

          Nice way of discrediting someone you don’t like. Also I trust those who actually work for the company than those outside it.

      • Armando Márquez González

        I hope so! I really want to play all those 3rd party games on a Nintendo console instead of buying another just for that.

        • KnightWonder

          “From a Nintendo perspective, we clearly have strength here in the Americas, we have strength in Europe and we have strength in Japan,” Fils-Aime said. “That isn’t necessarily true of some of our more direct competitors. We’ve also said publicly that we are already hard at work on our next home console and that’s another element we’ll be talking about much later.”

  • Yolkghost

    I’m happy to have a powerful Nintendo handheld – I really am, and I think those of you going “OH NO ITS GONNA BE UNDERPOWERED CONSOLE TIME” need to realize it’ll have to be SOMEWHAT reliable to handle Sonic 2017, Breath of the Wild, and Just Dance. I’m wondering what they’ll do without the Wii waggle since Nintendo can’t be silly enough to keep it a 3rd time when there’s no BC.

    • Yolkghost

      Another note, this’ll probably sell at least what the 3DS sold in numbers due to the handheld series people will want to come back for. Handheld gamers will end up getting it for their games and more, same with console gamers.

    • Vigilante_blade

      Being able to handle Just Dance is not a shining endorsement.

      • Yolkghost

        It is in the sense the handheld is atleast reliable / the console end isn’t just super weak because of a weak handheld.

        • ForeVision

          Is that because you need super specs to run a game in which you’re mimicking the movements of pop-stars? Or are you telling me it’s because of the ultra-high fidelity motion-control sensor required for it?

          • Yolkghost

            A little bit of both, but more along the lines of the console part has to be its strong enough on its own because there’s no way they expect you to play on a handheld. So I think Just Dance puts to rest the idea of “all it is is is seeing your handheld on a TV!!! its a super weak console”

          • ForeVision

            My previous post was pure sarcasm….

      • Yolkghost

        Also, I was just adding Just Dance to a list of “console level” games – Dragon Quest probably would have been better. :p

  • Bruno_Ostara

    If it’s a portable console then it makes sense that it’s not a powerhouse. But anyway, it’s a portable console that can play BotW?! That’s pretty interesting, a portable that at least matches the wii u is and advancement over the 3DS. If we’re looking for something to compete directly with PS4 and Xone it won’t be it. But well, Nintendo is making a move were it goes well, portable devices. The sad part about this is that I still want something to replace my Wii U given the lack of support for it. But i’am truly excited with the games a handheld like this can give. I always thought the 3ds had some amazing games, some of them even should have been on the Wii U, now i’ll have the chance to play on a television screen. Imagine what kind of pokémon game we will have for this handheld.

    • KnightWonder

      Reggie has already confirmed it’s a home console.

      • Bruno_Ostara

        I still believe it will be both. A NX handheld, and an NX home console. It would make sense for the handheld to come out first considering how old is the 3ds. But if it goes that way that lack of support for the wii u just gets worse.

        • KnightWonder

          It could be, but those saying it’s purely a handheld are really, really stretching it. For instance Breath of the Wild and Sonic 2017 are coming to it, both of which will probably have some pretty impressive graphics that a handheld can’t handle. Also, Ubisoft confirmed Just Dance would come to the NX, how would one play Just Dance on a handheld? To me there’s just too many factors pointing towards it being a home console or hybrid.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            I agree with you. But I still think this rumour is somewhat believable. And if that’s true, I would still go with the theory that it will be both, handheld and console (cause like you said, a game like just dance on a handheld?). But if the rumour is true, maybe the handheld would come first and thats why the rumour believe it to be just a handheld, and a handheld that can play this new zelda is just mind blowing. I’m making fanfics in my head with Pokémon NX hahahahah

          • KnightWonder

            Here’s what I think it could be. The NX is both a handheld and a console, and it’ll improve on the WiiU’s gimmick of streaming games to the handheld. It’ll instead port the data over to the handheld and allow you to play it on there instead.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            The only thing I don’t like about it is that the description fits that weird patent of a console with no buttons and the screen covering the whole damn thing, and then attachable buttons. I really don’t like that idea, sounds too much like a cellphone to me. And the attachable buttons would cover part os the screen this way, so I really don’t se the point of it being like that.

          • Zivalve

            Have you seen Just Dance Now?

  • Smarties Kallum

    I dno why it says “not looking for graphical parity”, but they state the NX will be powered by Nvidia’s latest Tegra Processor. The X1 processor can literally play games at 1080p. For what they are saying is a handheld console, that’s some pretty decent hardware power. Specially when we’ve been living off 240p graphics for a generation

  • This is what I was hoping for, I know BWC will be crap but ZOMG some progress here!

    Also they could easily do BWC cheap bastards…. I guess I will wait until its hacked/jail broken……

    • Vigilante_blade

      Really, I just want to be able to buy a game once and own it forever….

      • Evan Gustavson

        Then don’t sell your old systems?
        I mean, seriously, if you want to buy a game and own it forever, you have to at least be willing to do the same with the systems you play them on…

        • Vigilante_blade

          It’s a pain in the butt to have over 15 systems plugged in. Are you trolling on purpose?

      • As long as you have the old hardware you can, unless its digital only, then you are screwed.

  • Bruno_Ostara

    You’re forgeting the point where it is a handheld device. I’ts competing basically with the 3DS, not with other consoles like PS4 and Xone. So it makes sense not being that powerful. Also, if you think about it, it’s a prett cool portable device to have, considering it will be receiving the new zelda, that new sonic. It will be far more powerfull then the 3DS, I’m just imagining a pokémon game for it

    • ForeVision

      But it’s not a home console, of which they’ve said it would be one, coupled with them already having a good handheld line and them having had a great history with home consoles it just doesn’t make any sense.

      • Glenn Davis Jr.

        I don’t honestly recall that it was said to be one thing or the other. All I’ve heard so far has been rumors and speculations. Besides what people are forgetting is that the NX is said to NOT be the replacement for the 3DS or the Wii U. This is something new. The 3DS will probably see a proper replacement soon, and we all know the Wii U didn’t do well, but Nintendo could be planning something else in its place. I think what made me think that the NX could potentially replace either of those systems or both was how the original DS was meant to be a stand alone device for Nintendo and form a new pillar to exist with the home console line and the GBA, but as we all know the DS overtook the Gameboy. I feel like the reason that happened was due to the fact that the DS was backwards compatible to the GBA. The NX is not backwards compatible to either current system.

        I’m rather excited for this news providing any of it is actually true and look forward to the official reveal, but as always we just need to be patient and keep our expectations in check until we know what we’re dealing with and Nintendo has made their official plans known.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          If the NX is a portable, it stands to reason that this is the replacement for the 3DS. The 3DS did come out before the Wii U after all.

          • Glenn Davis Jr.

            That doesn’t make it a replacement for it though good sir. Logically yes it “could” be, and given the whole situation that surrounded the Gameboy series and DS is a given fodder for your argument, but Nintendo has stated multiple times that the NX is not meant to replace the 3DS. Does that mean it won’t happen? Certainly not; history has taught us otherwise.

            Also, remember that rumor from early this year that suggested Nintendo is possibly working on a new handheld dubbed the “MH?” If it’s not Monster Hunter related, that could potentially be the next generation handheld IF that rumor even holds any water. Still just a wait n’ see game until possibly this September.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Technically Nintendo stated NX would not replace the Wii U either, to be fair. With all these rumors, I think you and I can both shake hands and agree that until this system is formally revealed, it is a massive wild card right now. It could be just about anything.

            I’ve heard no such portable rumor, but that’d be super interesting if they essentially had two portable systems. Pretty crazy, but interesting nonetheless.

          • Glenn Davis Jr.

            Yeah definitely, and I’d gladly shake your hand in agreement. Anything could happen, and we all know just how random and off beat Nintendo is so anything is possible.

            And two handheld? That’s madness! Lol, but I could see Nintendo doing it. The NX could be this portable “handheld” console, and if the 3DS has a successor to follow… if it’s good, I’m going to be broke as a joke!

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            You and me both good sir.

  • theFooFighter

    Just reveal the damn thing already

  • Kyle K. Moore

    Think they could go for a 32GB cartridge with download requirements for bigger games? Either way I’m down for this!

    • Michael Cortorreal

      If this is have a homeconsole component…that base better have a terabyte of space >_< I can go online only sure…

    • Exy

      The article says 32 GB is small for modern games, but I look at my Steam library and the biggest ones are no bigger than 25 GB. DLC can push it close to or over that limit, but making bigger cartridges is trivial with the leaps in solid state memory technology these days.

  • Smarties Kallum

    I think people are looking too much into hardware power and still not fully seeing the NX for what it could possibly be. If this was a home console then I would understand the disappointment, but this is a handheld were talking about and for a such a console, them specs are way higher than what the Nintendo 3DS has. People have been wanting a powerful handheld for a long time and this is something I can see working great.

    • Masso

      If it turns out to be a very oowerful handheld that can trabsform in a “home consile” I would understand nintendo doing this, because the handheld gaming market is completely dominated by them.

  • Gilmar Venancio

    I dont think that a X1 could handle BoTW or Sonic 2017 based on what they show on Shield. If that was the case, Sonic 2017 could be launched on Wii U as well

    • Michael Cortorreal

      I think Xone can handle them.
      Remember the Xone is a more powerful than a WiiU.
      What I do want to hear is that the “base” of the device is at least as powerful as the PS4 so my fears of Breath of the Wild goes away.

      • Gilmar Venancio

        By X1 i mean the Nvidia chip

        • Michael Cortorreal

          Oh sorry, my bad :3
          While I’m not very versed on chips…I feel that Nvidia chip while powerful enough to run mobile games, ain’t powerful enough to run homeconsole ones…
          But there is a rumor they are using the X2 chips too…NX being the first mass production chip.

          Some consider if they use the X2 chips they will be as powerful as the PS4 and can run games better.

          My true worry is that, using Nvidia…there is no 86 support, which Xone and Sony has, meaning different work around for ports…which translates to little third party support (home console wise)

  • supermario69

    Well if this is true at least 5th gen monster hunter will more than likely be on it. Nintendo is better off sticking to handhelds. Their handhelds have always been consistently great. Their consoles since the N64 have some good games, but they’re so few and far between.

  • Michael Cortorreal

    Welp I admit I am scared now for Nintendo…on one hand. But hopefull on the other.
    I am scared on the sense that the home console part of the gaming device doesn’t sound powerful enough, that it uses Nvidia (which will make porting harder for devs again), it uses just 32 GB of space (if they use cartridges).

    The 32 GB doesn’t help me understand Breath of the Wild, I thought the game was too big for 32 GB of space…I would have understood if cartridges were 64gb of memory though.

    It also makes me question now about what Aonuma said on its visuals, that the NX version would be different.

    I also don’t understand the two detachable part of the controller, from each side? So that means you got three parts? Left, right parts and the screen?
    It makes me think of VR somehow xD
    They also say in a way that…you could reattach left and right parts to make a normal controller.

    Nintendo simply needs to show of this device already >_•< tomorrow is the shareholder meeting, hopefully they will give a concrete reveal date.

    • Masso

      yeah, something doesn’t quiet add up, but if this is true, it’s quiet interesting, as long as it’s around the power of the normal ps4 I’m okay with that.

      • ForeVision

        Such architecture cannot fit in what they’ve described above though.

        • Masso

          Yeah, as I said it diesn’t add up, but then again, one of the mayor rumors about NX is that it is a portable-console hybrid, even since before nintendo themselves announced its existance, and this kind of rumors tend to be true, just like Wii U’s bigger rumor was that the controller had a screen on it and it ended up being true.

      • ronin4life

        I have a feeling you wont be. Because Sony will have a PS5 Alike announced within the year that barely outclasses its predecessor and people will change their minds again about what is “absolutely required”, As if PS4 has even delivered on any of its promises of top notch games or graphics itself well passed the PS3’s capabilities yet…

        9_9 sigh. This industry is dumb.

    • KnightWonder

      I wouldn’t worry too much. There’s quite a bit of evidence that it’ll be a home console. First off, Reggie himself confirmed this back in June of last year. Second, games like Breath of the Wild and possibly the new Sonic game couldn’t run on a handheld, they’re way too graphically intense. And third, Ubisoft confirmed Just Dance was coming to the NX, how do you play a dance game on a handheld? It’s possible this could be a hybrid, like many others are saying, but I highly doubt it’s a handheld.

      • Michael Cortorreal

        I consider it a hybrid, but the home console their “base” component doesn’t catch up to current gen consoles.
        That is what worries me, damn it all…they have to show this thing soon

  • Ser2k2
    • Michael Cortorreal

      XD yeah that’s true.
      But these rumors come just one day before their meeting…and you know how the day before something big happens have been going for a while now.

  • Lucas Bandeira Gobo

    Still waiting for GameXplain Discussion tho.

  • キロ

    Waiting on the official announcement, as usual. xD

  • Captain-Olimar

    It’s brilliant, insane, but brilliant! Shared library, just focus on one console that can run everything, no more handheld or console games, just HD games that you can play literally wherever and however you want.

    It would also match the official statements so far: “No direct competition with Wii U or 3DS”, “Something different”, “No successor to Wii U” etc etc

    Personally, I’m totally hyped for this, and I would love it to be like this, really. If true and done right, Nintendo will revolutionize the gaming industry once again!

  • Masso

    Please nintendo, PLEASE!! Give us an official announcement already!!!!!

    • Yolkghost

      Knowing Nintendo they’ll try to pretend this didn’t happen and act like everything new in a September reveal – but they might as well prematurely reveal their hand and show off the console with BOTW since we know about it. Save a bunch of games for September to surprise us with would be the best way to do it, imo.

  • wiki443556

    if the games are top quality, the NX can be what ever the hell Nintendo wants it to be.

    • ronin4life

      Unfortunately the industry does not think this way. It must be better than perfect or else it will fail, no matter how great the ganes are.

      Again, this imfuriates me… PS4 is anything but even close to perfection and people don’t care

      • Operative

        It’s far from perfect, but it does have lots of standard things that consoles have nowadays. Both it and the Xbox One do what most people want from a gaming console. You might think they don’t deserve the success they’ve had, but there’s a reason they do so well.

  • MontyMole

    Being aimed/marketed at people on the go and for mobile gaming doesn’t help me in the slightest.
    I don’t go out and when i have to it isn’t to play games.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Nintendo could unveil a box with an RC controller as it’s console and that is still more believable than these rumors.

  • I know that some people are on the fences about this rumor, some hate it and some love it. I for one am one of those people who are on the fences I’m afraid. So this is what Emily Rogers meant about the NX being expensive because of the hook (or gimmick) of the device. Making the NX portable device HD capable (or on the same power level as a Xbox One) will certainly drive up the cost of the hardware. If this rumor is true then at best the NX will probably cost around $450 or possibly $500 if Nintendo is not to take a loss on it and that alone would make the NX ” a hard sell ” especially if it’s underpowered when compared to the Neo which is rumored to cost less. I’ll still buy it but Nintendo better have more than BOTW if they expect to sell what seems like an expensive gaming device

  • AJK

    Please remember that these are just more rumours. Eurogamer has a proven record of using click bait and outright lies to get people to visit their dying site. Wait for an official reveal. It can’t be too far off now.

  • Exy

    I know that’s a mockup, but even they have to realize how absurd that looks. What kind of games can be played with just a single analog stick and a D-pad?

    • Vigilante_blade

      It looks like two weird wiimotes. It doesn’t look at all likely as the form factor would not be comfortable.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        Patent imagery also tends to not be indicative of the final design. See the patents for any final Nintendo product.

  • uPadWatcher

    This is the reason why I don’t trust rumors. These rumor loving parasites on IGN’s YouTube channel are a sh*tload of idiots and believe Nintendo should go out of business. We all know that it’s not 100% confirmed by Nintendo and must lower their expectations. The sad news is they believe in rumors as if it they believe in TMZ and the National Enquirer.

    • ForeVision

      Plus I find it highly improbable for them to let their idea leak through a rumor like this.

  • John Enigma

    Isn’t tomorrow the 1st Quarter Earnings Release of Nintendo? https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/schedule/index.html

    EDIT: Hopefully Kimishima-san will tell us when are they going to reveal the Nintendo NX already. Notice how I say “hopefully”. I’m not taking any chances, and I’m not raising my expectations.

    • Michael Cortorreal

      Yeah tomorrow it is, hopefully we will hear something, anything from Nintendo.

  • SquareSide

    Only way I’m buying the NX is if it’s a Console/Handheld/Phone all in one. Anything short of that I doubt I’ll be impressed. Nintendo has to buy me back basically. None of this lazy number crunching of every penny marketing that’s been happening these past years is gonna work anymore. Brand name and nostalgia alone won’t earn them my $$$ this time around. Tired of it. Needs to be earned again.

    • Drybonekoopa85

      Yea… Good luck with that.

      • SquareSide

        Good luck to Nintendo.

        • Drybonekoopa85

          Nintendo stands for Leave luck to Heaven. So Luck is in there name. So they already have all the Luck they need.

          • SquareSide

            Gonna need it.

    • ronin4life

      “The only way I will buy a Nintendo console at this point is if they live up to all of my exotic and redicukous fantasy expectations.”

      Unless you are a total dullard you must not buy any consoles at all anymore if this is the level of requirement you have… Geeze…

      • SquareSide

        Well, basically yes. They have to WOW me. And they’ve pretty much set themselves up by half arsing it these last years. They don’t get to skirt on good faith anymore.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Eww, god. That mockup… It looks like two wiimotes.

    • ForeVision

      I’ve only just noticed that…. Looks like a tablet with 2 extra control pieces attached and seeing as it’s as thin as an actual tablet, it will probably be as powerful as one.

      Makes it even more plausible that @ss-talking has occurred at Eurogamer once again.

      • Vigilante_blade

        They have reported false rumours before. I hope that is false.

        • ForeVision

          Many of such sites employ click-baiting tactics a lot more these days, as they’re losing out vs Youtubers when it comes to reviews and such.

    • Michael Cortorreal

      Remember it’s not the official controller, but I appreciate someone made this, now I have a better understanding of it…kinda…what I dont get is the RL buttons, where are they xD

      • ForeVision

        They’re hiding in shame.

        • Michael Cortorreal

          Well now, that was mean xD
          But when I first read about it, I thought they could be retachable and you could have your normal controller without a screen too…also it needs something that makes your hands feel more comfortable, those long rounded tips on each side…

          • ForeVision

            Let’s be frank though, something like this CANNOT possibly have any kind of actual spec-power in it. I’d be impressed if this thing was real and it would be more than a convenient tablet.

          • Michael Cortorreal

            Well it can have the power since its a more dedicated gaming device, not like typical tablets that has multiple things going on.

            But I rather had a home console, period.
            But then again Nintendo has always been doing better on its handheld department so…the NX is not a farfetched thing to see.

            Hopefully tomorrow they will say something about the system.

          • ForeVision

            Thing is though, they’ve kinda brought themselves to the situation where their consoles just weren’t doing as well, as I’m 100% convinced they could’ve won in that department back then and have just squandered the ability to do so by today.

    • KGRAMR

      Well,at least it lives…as zelda’s magnesis.

  • awng781

    People need to stop treating this like a successor to the Wii U and more like the successor to the 3DS has also effectively replaced the need for a separate Nintendo home console.

    My only issues will that this device may be too expensive as a handheld and far too weak as a home console. Nintendo needs to make sure those who only care about their handhelds (the ~48 million 3DS owners who didn’t buy a Wii U) can buy an NX at an affordable price. Maybe multiple SKUs, each at different prices??

    • ForeVision

      And why would the need for a separate Nintendo home console be replaced by a, if these rumors are to be true, under-powered handheld?

      I don’t know about you, but I want a new home-console from them more than a new handheld. The 3DS still has quite a bit going for it and is doing quite well considering it’s age.

      The Wii-U is akin to a desert wasteland in which they’ve conducted atomic bomb experiments.

      • awng781

        What?? This doesn’t sound like an underpowered handheld at all. Going by rumors, it will be a lot more powerful than the Wii U, and if the Tegra X2 chip is used, it could be close to the Xbox One and PS4 (base models) in power (though that could be quite expensive, so I doubt it).
        From the 3DS to what I just describes above is a HUGE leap.
        The 3DS will have a nice holidays thanks to Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Go hype, but that wave won’t last forever. Only 2 3DS games are confirmed for 2017 (DQVIII and Ever Oasis), so clearly Nintendo plans to start letting go of the 3DS soon.

        • ForeVision

          They have said themselves that it will be a home console though, plus the fact that, if we’re to go by the picture above, that’s way to thin to have any proper components inside.

          Also what domination over the handheld market? They’re getting shoved out by Mobile at this moment.

          • awng781

            60 million 3DSs sold vs 13 million Wii Us. Mobile is definitely eating into the handheld market (which is why Nintendo is now developing games for mobile), but they still dominate the traditional handheld market. Meanwhile, Nintendo’s home console market has declined to its lowest point ever, and chances that any future Nintendo console can sell more than, say, the Gamecube, is low.
            BTW What do you mean “way too thin??” First of all, those pictures are just concept art. I HIGHLY doubt the NX will look exactly like that. Second of all, proper components can definitely fit inside a thin device. Look at all the smartphones and tablets in the world, many of which are quite powerful.

          • ForeVision

            Quite powerful aye, but not even close to a proper console.

          • awng781

            Assuming the rumors are true, the NX is quite far from being a proper console, and I’m sure that is intentional.

          • ForeVision

            Which would mean they’ve been lying to everyone who has read Reggie’s statement as linked by Aquabat.

          • Kenshin0011

            A hybrid is still technically a home console, so no lie

          • ForeVision

            If it turns out as an actual hybrid, then I will gladly agree with you. But this is assuming there’s just this “docking station” and not an actual console.

          • Kenshin0011

            As long as it connects to a home TV, it’s a home console.

          • ForeVision

            But that would make a computer connected to a TV a home console as well…

          • Kenshin0011

            Pretty much, yep.

            Maybe it’s not “traditional”, but functionally, a “home console” is essentially defined as hardware that can play games on a home TV.

          • ForeVision

            Fair enough.

        • Ektoras Kalderis

          I am sure if X2 is the chip for Nx then Nvidia will do a special deal with Nintendo about the price. Nvidia needs desperately a win for Tegra chips.

  • Apfel

    This is just a rumor. However, it makes sense. It fits with everything that has been rumored about the NX. Reggie already said NX was a home console. This picture shows only half of the NX design. Still missing the most important part, which is the docking station. This docking station will probably be the main processor of the console, and the handheld/pad will add power to that processor. This was one of the first rumors: supplemental devices that will increase NX power.
    That being said, if this pad can be used as a handheld, that means that could have similar power as the Wii U. Breath of the Wild should run on this device. And not assisted in terms of power by the docking station. This portable pad id the nx, and should run games by itself.

    NX could be a very powerful machine.
    I kind of like this.

    • Kenshin0011

      This rumor mentions no supplemental CPU/GPU, all of the “brains” are said to lie inside the portable exclusively.

      The docking station is just to connect to a TV display

  • KnickKnackMyWack

    So… a handheld running better than Wii U is considered weak hardware? Well, I guess it’s only okay if the Vita does it.

    • ForeVision

      Here’s that grand delusional fanboyism of yours again, listen dude take a GOOD look at what’s shown above, do you really think that will have good hardware? If you do I’d suggest to give what you’re smoking a break, put down that beer and get some fresh air.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        A handheld that runs better than Wii U. Maybe learn a thing about technology before mouthing off petty insults. I really don’t understand how your comments are getting past the mods to be honest. They don’t add anything but toxicity.

        • Kenshin0011

          Wii U is very weak considering the era we NOW live in.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            For a console.

            Edit: PS4 is also pretty weak hardware. Stronger than Wii U, much weaker than the PC’s peak.

          • Kenshin0011

            PS4 is indeed weak considering the leaps in GPU technology over just the past couple years…that’s why they’re making NEO

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Which is an absolutely stupid idea. Why would I pay $400 2-3 years after I already did exactly that? No thanks. I’ll stick with PC. Not gonna bother with Scorpio either. I’ll ride out my One for as long as I can and be done with it.

          • Kenshin0011

            As long as all PS4 games are compatible for both consoles, Sony doing this is fine.

            Nobody HAS to upgrade from a PS4 to a NEO, but it’s great for those who don’t have a PS4 yet

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            You are not seeing the bigger picture. Why do it then? Who is the Neo for? Is it for upgrading or for people who did not want to adopt? Why are people being asked to spend $300+ on a new console when its earlier version came out a few years prior? Consoles are supposed to eliminate the upgrade model from PC. I’m not getting a PS4, nor a NEO, nor a Scorpio. If this is where the industry is headed, I’d rather my $300+ upgrade go toward a PC with inherently more longevity.

          • Kenshin0011

            Why? Because the PS4’s hardware has become outdated much more quickly than anticipated.

            It simply does not hold up well enough considering the leaps in GPU technology in just the past few years, especially when considering PS VR compatibility.

            You don’t have to buy this and its existence harms nobody.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Because the PS4’s hardware has become outdated much more quickly than anticipated.

            And yet was hyped up to be a modern console when in reality it was a subpar at best mid-range PC. This new provision won’t be any different. It might as well be a scam.

            especially when considering PS VR compatibility.

            Oh please. VR is nothing more than the next motion control-esque fad. People will be sick of it within a few years and that will be the time it’s actually affordable.

          • Kenshin0011

            I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make…clearly you’re just not into Sony, and that’s fine, but you can’t use that to justify objective viewpoints about the relevancy of a console.

            PS4 was hyped up as a great and capable next gen console…
            It turns out that it became outdated too quickly…
            So Sony is going to release an extra version that’s updated..

            That’s the progression of events and is what’s happening.
            You can call it “stupid” all you want, but to whine continuously that it simply should not be happening is besides the point.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            you can’t use that to justify objective viewpoints about the relevancy of a console.

            What are you talking about? When did I ever talk about Sony’s relevancy? I’m talking about whether these provisional hardware upgrades for both manufacturers will have negative long term effects on the industry as a whole.

            So Sony is going to release an extra version that’s updated..

            Great way to stagnate the market and burn people out. This is what PC gamers deal with. Console gamers should not have to.

            but to whine continuously that it simply should not be happening is besides the point.

            As is blindly defending it.

    • Operative

      I think the problem is just that for a home console it’s just weak. And for a handheld it’s impractical. The idea of it is fun, but in practice it’s always a mess. The Vita is an example of that. Trying to make a handheld that emulates home consoles is just not what people want. To a lesser extent the wii u proves the same thing. This would mean Nintendo is going further into the idea, and while convenient from a development perspective (only focus on one piece of hardware), it just puts it in an awkward power limbo. In my opinion at least. I hope it’s not real.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        I’m not sure I agree that this concept is the same as the Vita. On paper it’s pretty similar, but this isn’t a handheld trying to be a console. This is a handheld that literally doubles as one. No need for additional hardware, it connects to a TV right out of the box. The only thing needed to complete it is confirmation on the dock for the TV increasing the graphical output.

        I hope it’s real but explained more coherently. This is a great idea if executed well. Nintendo’s handheld business has always been more well received than their console business. Merging the two and expanding upon them is the best long term choice they could make since I do not ever expect them to directly compete with Sony and Microsoft any time in the near future.

        • Operative

          The point of the Vita was “console quality games on the go”. That’s literally what this is trying to do. And I don’t like it nor do I see it working out as they intend if it’s real.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Vita was a mis-marketed machine. So was the Wii U. Neither got their point across and that was a primary reason people did not go for either. Plenty of bad products have sold better than both devices and it’s because they were marketed the right way toward the right crowd. I refuse to believe that a dual-screen handheld/console concept cannot be successful, regardless of who makes it or how.

            Edit: Will it be successful? We will see. We don’t even know if this is all true yet.

          • Operative

            Honestly I just think handhelds and home consoles are two different beasts and trying to combine them into one thing just leads to a frankenstein that no one wants.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I’d agree with that if the last two generations of handhelds pushed to have more and more 3D games and bridge the gap between the two. The games are becoming more and more similar and in Nintendo’s case, the handheld is the more successful of the two but here’s the catch; many of those games would make for great console experiences. Fire Emblem, the Zelda remasters, Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis Open (was leaps and bounds better than Power Smash in content alone) an a number of other games could have been great Wii U games. Metroid Prime Federation Force’s developers recently suggested it has its chibi art style because the 3DS hardware limitations made it more difficult to have more enemies on screen. Nintendo is effectively eliminating this on the portable and simultaneously increasing their own software output for the console side.

            I’m not saying it will work, necessarily. I think it would, but I’ve been wrong before. I’m merely saying that it can work. It’s a neat idea and with the right library and marketing it could be a very cool and successful idea.

          • Operative

            Well, first to see if these rumors are accurate. hopefully soon

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Hopefully indeed.

  • Kenshin0011

    This is a rumor…that I believe to be true….and that saddens me greatly.

    We don’t care if this is portable, Nintendo, when what’s sacrificed is modern graphics processing power.

    I also hate circle pads, analogue sticks are the way to go, so if this uses circle pads for home console play, that’s another bad thing imo.

  • nekoknight

    Ha! I bet the real NX is nothing like this! How in the world is a new portable console supposed to be revolutionary? There’s nothing new or exciting about this. It’s not like a portable device that connects to your TV hasn’t been done before. If this was all the NX was, then Nintendo would have revealed it already. Enough with the rumors already, we’ll just need to be patient until Nintendo reveals it later this year.

  • Tlozbj

    This sounds like someone went and putted all the recent Nintendo patents and NX rumors into a blender and this mess is what came out :v

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      That’s a humorously accurate way of describing this rumor.

    • Kenshin0011

      And yet I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the real deal

      • Tlozbj

        Well I would expect something similar to the whole hybrid concept because of Iwata’s and Kimishima’s words, but not the mess that the rumor presents, specially since it presents the NX as a handheld that can be a home console, but by Nintendo’s statements, the NX would be a home console that can also be a handheld.

  • ronin4life

    I like it, save for the backwards compatibility loss and small cartridge size. Handhelds are the best systems anyway.

    I also dont believe it is true though, so meh.
    Edit: I also dont trust Eurogamer one iota

    • Kenshin0011

      Cartridges won’t really need to go beyond 32gb if the system itself isn’t capable of running the type of games that’d need more than that.

      • ronin4life

        WiiU had quite a few 40gb+ games, last I recall anyway

        • Kenshin0011

          But were they Nintendo 1st party titles?

          That’s all Nintendo seems to care about catering to, regardless of what they say otherwise, until we’re proven otherwise.

        • Annie

          The capacity of the Wii U discs is 25gb and the biggest game for the Wii U so far is Xenoblade Chronicles X I believe, which is a bit above 20gb

  • Addy

    my thoughts

    • Kenshin0011

      Smash TV would be pretty awesome lol!

  • KnickKnackMyWack

    And Sega said Sonic 2017 is not a sequel to Sonic Generations. :p

  • Velen (Not WoW)

    I find it utterly hilarious how everyone forgets the title of the article says “Rumor”

  • Reggie

    … Sigh.

    I’d be more enthusiastic about this if the NX were just a replacement to the 3DS, not as the next generational console. And here I got myself all hopeful that there would be good third-party support and ports. Clearly not when this is the console.

    • ronin4life

      There wouldnt have been any erd party support outside Japan anyway.

  • daizyujin

    So if any of this is true it will have an X1 or X2? So basically the power of the Nvidia Shield? That isn’t reassuring. God Nintendo needs to just come out and make an announcement. These rumors are going to do them more harm than good if this keeps up.

    • uPadWatcher

      Patience is a virtue.

    • Jeffrey Davis

      If so, I fear the worst. For example:

      * GameStop, Walmart pull unsold Nintendo products, citing uncertain sales outlook
      * Ubisoft, Square Enix cancel NX projects
      * Electronic Arts: We will not support NX
      * Activision: NX does not fit with our product strategy
      * Sega cancels Mario & Sonic games from Beijing 2018 onward
      * NX version of Project Sonic canceled
      * RIVE exclusive to [email protected], canceled for PS4 ,Wii U, NX
      * Toys R Us terminates Nintendo game sales after four decades of support
      * Amazon terminates sales of Nintendo products, orders partners to clear stock

      Need I say more?

  • Jaedyn Chilton

    I’m not even a Nintendo Fanboy and I’m still hyped for this console!

  • Kenshin0011

    Pretty much DF is confident enough with their multiple sources to make a video like this.

    I honestly feel better about some things now…
    I have faith in Nintendo that they will design hardware and controllers that are nice to use.
    I also have faith that we’ll get some great 1st AAA games.

    What I hope is that the NX uses the NVIDIA X2 processor instead of the X1.
    It’s worth it Nintendo, please, do not release an over 2 year old X1 that’s barely more powerful than Wii U.

    I expect to hear some major details from Nintendo tomorrow considering the likely (and detailed) accuracy of this NX leak.

  • Jeffrey Davis

    I can see it now:

    GameStop, Walmart pull Nintendo products from shelves.

    Ubisoft, Square Enix cancel NX projects

    Electronic Arts: We will not support NX

    Activision: NX does not fit with our product strategy

    Sega pulls NX version of Project Sonic, citing Deja Vu*

    And on and on, until Nintendo outright cancels NX and announces investigation of “strategic alternatives”.

    * The last one is important: Sega was in the same position once before. You can
    probably figure out the rest of the story.

    • uPadWatcher

      Except you shouldn’t trust rumors since Nintendo hasn’t made the official confirmation. The NX HOME system is 100% reliable… and there’s a very strong possibility that it will add a technological boost to its family of systems… SCD – Supplemental Computing Device.

      • Jeffrey Davis

        Possibly, but uncertain… and potentially unlikely. We’ve seen this movie before (you had ONE JOB, Dreamcast!) and we all know how it ends.

  • MagcargoMan

    Hoo boy…

  • Melatelo

    Just gonna leave this here…..

    • Operative

      While I like what he has to say, he says it in a very arrogant and douchey way. Like an internet commenter on video lol

  • Annie

    Remember, this is just another rumour, no reason to get hyped or dissapointed until we have actual information

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  • donut

    so the nx with the controllers detached looks like a smart phone.
    and there’s been multiple claims that nintendo has been trying to recapture the wii audience (the ones that left for mobile)
    does anyone see were im going with this?

  • Justin McQuillen

    I can’t wait to plug those cartridges in and press power. *bling* (Nintendo) *bling*

  • Jim Wilbourne

    maybe?

  • Jim Wilbourne

    Another idea

  • awng781

    Looking back, I continue to remain impressed as to how accurate this report was and how salty some people became.

    • Roto Prime

      I was salty, now I love it!

    • I just went and reread my comments here. I said nothing one way or the other.

      Afterward, however, I became convinced that Nintendo wasn’t doing this because I found the Morpheus device that was exactly the same, and thought that might have been the basis of rumours.

      At that point I felt I would be sad no matter what was announced. I’d be missing out on the handheld nature if it was not a hybrid. I’d be missing out on a cheaper system or a system that had slightly higher specs at the same price.

      I will pick mine up in just a few days.

    • Though, I did say things that freaked people out. Like that Microsoft seemed to be exiting the console market and the PS5 might be the only dedicated livingroom console left. And a few other things.