Nintendo’s new console, the NX, is reported to be handheld with two detachable controllers, according to Eurogamer, which said they spoke to many sources.
When you’re out on the go gaming with the console, it will be a high-powered handheld system with it’s own display. Once you get home, the unit will be able connect to your TV and the display pushed to the much bigger screen. The controllers are said to bookend the mobile device and are detachable for play at home.
Eurogamer says that one of their sources told them that because the design of the console is so radically different than the ones before, there are currently no plans for backwards compatibility. The NX will also use game cartridges instead of discs or digital downloads. Many fans expected this when they noticed the wording on the trademark for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild included cartridge-based games.
A source said the console will run on a new operating system designed by Nintendo, which is contrary to rumors that it would run on Android. As for its internal processor, it’s said to be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor.
The game company is supposedly planning to reveal the NX in September. Eurogamer contacted Nintendo to see if they would comment on this information about the NX and they said “Nintendo has not made any new official announcements regarding NX which is due to launch in March 2017. As such [we’re] unable to comment on the various rumors and speculations circulating.”