Nintendo NX Development Kit Distributed To Third Parties

Earlier today, the Wallstreet Journal reported that Nintendo Co. has already distributed a software development kit for its new upcoming console, dubbed Nintendo NX, to third-party software developers.  Citing alleged reliable sources, it’s speculated that Nintendo could launch Nintendo NX next year. The most interesting claims made by the same sources is that the new system will be a fusion of a domestic unit which plugs into your TV as would a normal gaming console, and a mobile unit which could be taken away from the main system like a handheld portable device.  Additionally, the new console will feature industry-leading graphics chips, thereby allowing high-definition visuals that are on par with the PS4 and Xbox One.

“The exact shape of the NX hardware isn’t yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities didn’t match those of competitors.”

Nintendolife speculates that “multiple” mobile units can be linked to the same main console, something that you can’t do with the Wii U which allows connection of only one GamePad unit per Wii U console.

Stay tuned with FGE for further developments on the Nintendo NX.


Christopher Loi
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