The highly anticipated “NX” console for Nintendo has been kept very quiet until now that is. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has begun distributing their latest console to third-party developers.
In addition, we have also learned a little more insight of what the NX platform could be. According to the news post, the NX hardware will “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.”
It’s nice to finally get an idea of what the NX is like, as of now we know it’s some sort of hybrid home/handheld console. Nintendo stated that they are aiming “to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U’s capabilities don’t match those of competitors. We are increasingly of the idea that Nintendo might launch the NX in 2016 because of the softness of 3DS and Wii U,” one analyst told WSJ.
Nintendo’s current console — Wii U, has not been doing so great. Ever since its launch back in 2012, the console has been trailing in sales compared to the other major consoles. Nintendo is hopeful that their attempt at mobile games with the NX will revitalize the Nintendo platform and bring more players to the games they used to love. The NX is scheduled to unveil in 2016.