Leak/Rumor: Nintendo NX Portable Home console, detachable controllers, cartridges

Did the Nintendo NX form factor just leak? Eurogamer gives us the scoop in their latest rumor mill in detail that the Nintendo NX will indeed be some sort of hybrid video console. 

With the ability to be a standalone portable console and connected to the tv.

Excerpts from Eurogamer’s article explains:

“Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.
On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal – but here’s the twist: we’ve heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.
Then, when you get home, the system can connect to your TV for gaming on the big screen.
A base unit, or dock station, is used to connect the brain of the NX – within the controller – to display on your TV.

NX will use game cartridges as its choice of physical media, multiple sources have also told us.
Considering NX’s basis as a handheld first and foremost, the choice may not come as too much of a surprise – although we have heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge

Inside the NX, as stated above, the system will harness Nvidia’s powerful mobile processor Tegra. Graphical comparisons with current consoles are difficult due to the vastly different nature of the device – but once again we’ve heard Nintendo is not chasing graphical parity. Quite the opposite, it is sacrificing power to ensure it can squeeze all of this technology into a handheld, something which also tallies with earlier reports.”



4 responses to “Leak/Rumor: Nintendo NX Portable Home console, detachable controllers, cartridges

  1. Oh boy. I don’t know how I feel about this one. It’s too early to form an opinion until I can see the product in action. I don’t mind the use of cartridges, it would be a welcome throwback. However, the bit about detachable controllers has me worried that Nintendo may be going for a simplified button layout now. Hopefully it doesn’t alienate third party developers again. I’d love for them to knock it out of the park 😀

    What do you think they’re gonna do?


    • Honestly… im not sure.. this may feel like a mobile device that can be played on the tv as an after thought. I want a bit more power but its fine I guess. I predict, when attatched to the dock it will give it a small boost in power rendering your games to 1080p on the television. This seems like a very cost effective way for Nintendo to get back into popularity in this one-sided video game market.

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