While we’re getting more and more information regarding the kind of lineup that the NX will have when it launches next year, one of the biggest questions that remains to be seen is just how powerful the system will be. We know that Nintendo typically doesn’t challenge the other big names like PlayStation and Xbox when it comes to graphics, but with that method not working at all for Wii U could things be changing?
Sources close to MCV revealed a lot about the potential lineup for the NX, but they also shed some new light on what kind of a console it would be and the market that Nintendo is aiming for. While the NX is still technically a home console, it seems like they are trying to get both the home and mobile console crowds and offer a more high-end mobile gaming experience. Not as high-end as a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but definitely a big improvement over what mobile gamers are used to.
The sources go on to add more weight to the previous rumors that the console will be a portable system with the capabilities to connect to a TV. They also claim that the console will have detachable controllers, while adding that the visuals will be somewhere between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
An exec who went hands-on with the system said that “It’s a nice bit of kit, a bit of a novelty, but a good one. It won’t appeal to PS4 fans. Nintendo seems set on trying to upgrade smartphone gamers. That’s going to be a big job for the marketing department.”
Nintendo will reportedly be revealing the console later this year, with a launch date set for March 2017.