Wall Street Journal: Nintendo NX is Powered By “Industry Leading” Technology

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on the upcoming Nintendo NX, stating that development kits for Nintendo’s next major hardware release have been issued to third parties already. According to their report, this new system will be exactly what the rumors stated: a fusion of home-based and portable hardware.

The report cites from sources that are “close to the matter” stating Nintendo could launch their NX product as early as next year. These sources have told the Wall Street Journal that the NX will have a home-based unit that plugs into your television—exactly what we’re used to seeing from home console hardware—but that it’ll have “at least one” mobile feature that can be removed from the main console. We’re imagining this much like the GamePad, but with greater portability and range.

The “at least one” comment also suggests that multiple handheld units can be connected to the same console (a feature that many Wii U users have bemoaned for the GamePad, since the system can handle only one), but those are all the details available at this time. However, the source also hinted at some comparably impressive tech details:

“The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.”

Nintendo has made an official statement that announcements about the NX will not commence until next year.

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