Take the following with a healthy helping of salt, but there’s been a fair amount of NX information leaking out today.
First off, there’s the following tweet from WSJ reporter Takahasi Mochizuki.
“Speculation is Nintendo would unveil NX details in coming week. I guess all we can do is just wait. No announcement from company yet.”— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 16, 2016
Then there’s the following from Reddit, from an alleged source within a large retail electronics chain which apparently received marketing materials from Nintendo regarding the NX. Take this for what it’s worth:
- “Interact with your game on the go.” phrase seen on a poster.
- Strong co-branding effort with a Mario launch title on many posters.
- Console is currently set to launch with least 4 titles on deck.
- Stores should be receiving demo units around February.
- Base price point seems to be sitting at $299.99
- The NX is currently set to have a bundle option.
- The contents of this bundle is currently unknown.
- Bundle price is currently sitting at $399.99
- The packaging for the NX will be slightly larger than the Wii U’s packaging.
- The packaging is relatively clean and simple and is similar to the Wii U in terms of package design.
- The color scheme for the packaging is white and blue (compared to the Wii U’s blue and black).
- The packaging still says “NX” however there is still no indication if this is a placeholder or the final name.
- The areas of the packaging that would usually depict the hardware were blurred and redacted by Nintendo in attempt to keep it hidden.
Features and Specs:
- Games will be on cartridges – Information from another source leads us to believe that these will be about the size of a Compact Flash
- 4k streaming has been mentioned. – What this likely means is playback of content such as Netflix, etc. Not gameplay.
- 1080p and 60fps are being used by the marketing teams in relation to gameplay on to the console portion. I’ve heard unconfirmed rumblings of 900p for the infamous hybrid part of the device.
Who doesn’t love a good juicy rumor, just be sure to sure to take the proper precautions when ingesting.