More details on the NX’s possible specs have been revealed by a large retail partner through Reddit. The information leaked specifies aspects such as price, packaging and features.
This source points out to a base price of £241 ($299.99) and bundle price of £321 ($399.99.) with at least 4 launch titles. It mentions that the games will be on cartridges, a rumor that was already spread by other sources.
Among the possible specs are 4k streaming, 1080p and 60fps for at least one of the machine’s components. More details below:
“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
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.
Another rumor suggested that the final name of the console was going to be Nintendo Duo, this rumor was leaked by the Japanese message board, 2Chan:
However, it was later proven fake when another user easily reproduced the image:
— Nintendo Hall (@NintendoHall) October 12, 2016
But, while the rumors about the name were exposed quickly, the Reddit leak appears to be solid enough for now. And if Nintendo is already passing information to retailers, an official reveal is soon to follow.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think any of these rumors are true?