Nintendo NX may be a portable console that supports cartridges

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More NX rumors? Yes, but this time reported by Eurogamer, who you’d be hard pressed to find lack of credibility from. Their sources have stated that Nintendo’s upcoming console “Codename NX” will be a portable system.

Not just any kind of portable system, however. Many have speculated that the NX would be a console/handheld hybrid, kind of in the way that the PS Vita plays PS4 games via Remote Play. What Eurogamer’s sources are suggesting is that it’s purely a handheld that you can connect to your TV through a docking station; there you can disconnect the controllers from the device and start playing on the TV. Below is a mock-up of what the system entails. Notice how both sides can be taken off to form a controller.
nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers-146954516457Since the NX is a handheld in this scenario, it’s no surprise that it would run on cartridges, but Nintendo reportedly recommends up to a 32 GB cartridge, which is pretty small for most modern games that go up to about 50 GB. Nintendo also considered making a console that only supported digital downloads, but decided against it. There are also no plans in backwards-compatibility due to dramatic hardware change. It will also run on brand new software.

If this console is supposed to run the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, shouldn’t it have some good specs? Well, rumor has it that Nvidia will be supplying Nintendo with their powerful Tegra mobile processors. It wouldn’t be as powerful as PS4, but we can see what kind of game Nintendo squeezes out of such a small processing unit if this is true.

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Source: Eurogamer

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