RUMOUR: Nintendo NX Is A Portable Console

According to a report from Eurogamer, a number of sources have confirmed some details regarding the Nintendo NX. The Nintendo NX will apparently be a portable console and will feature detachable controllers. While out and about the Nintendo NX will be a high-powered handheld console that sports it’s own screen. But here’s the strange part. Eurogamer’s report claims that the two ends of the NX’s screen are controllers that can be attached or detached as needed. When you return home, you can connect the NX to your TV to resume your gaming. A docking station is used to connect the NX to the TV to allow you to game on the big screen.

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Courtesy of Eurogamer

Eurogamer also report that the Nintendo NX will use cartridges. When you consider the success of Nintendo 3DS consoles given that they are Nintendo’s most successful console. As reported in January 2015 by VG24/7 the Nintendo WiiU had sold just 9.2 million units, which is little compared to the 3DS sales of 50.4 million units. The likelihood of the NX supporting video game cartridges is increased when we remember that back in May, Zelda fans spotted the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trademark including cartridge-based games. This is completely different to Nintendo’s preferred game choice of digital download or disc. Due to the complete change in the NX’s internal components and hardware design, one source told Eurogamer there are no plans for backwards compatibility.

We will have to see how much of this is actually true, but I don’t know what I think about the idea of a portable Nintendo home console. It makes me feel that my 3DS will become obsolete eventually, but continuing my games when I get home does sound awesome. What do you guys think of this rumour? Let us know in the comments below!

Ben Robinson

I've loved video games for as long as I can remember. Recently found a love for reporting video game news and decided to start Games Bulletin, and have been enjoying every step of the journey. Also an avid anime fan and wannabe foodie.

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