Report: NX dev kits going out, multiple devices, has “industry-leading chips”
Nintendo has started to distribute a software development kit for the new NX system to third-parties, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The publication cited “people familiar with the matter” in its report. Nintendo could introduce NX “as early as next year.”
The Wall Street Journal also briefly touched on NX’s form. It isn’t absolutely certain what shape it will take, but the publication noted that “Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use.” Additionally, the company apparently intends to include “industry-leading chips in the NX devices” following criticisms about the Wii U’s power and the console’s inability to stack up against the competition. All of that information is said to have come from those “familiar with the development plans”.
Finally, the Wall Street Journal’s article briefly touches on the NX’s release timing. Having spoken with analysts, there might be reason to believe that Nintendo will be looking to bring it out relatively quickly.
“We are increasingly of the idea that Nintendo might launch the NX in 2016 because of the softness of 3DS and Wii U,” analyst David Gibson told the Wall Street Journal.
We won’t be hearing or seeing NX – at least in any official capacity – until 2016.