Eurogamer has published interesting new information on Nintendo’s upcoming handheld console which is codenamed the Nintendo NX. The new handheld gaming console will be the successor to the Wii U and is scheduled to launch in March 2017, and details have been close to zero on the new gadget, until today. Looks like Eurogamer is willing to bet their reputation on their sources for this – that the NX will feature some sort of detachable controllers.
Yep, you read that correctly. According to Eurogamer’s sources, Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers that can have different functions while mobile or at home. If mobile, the NX can reportedly function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display – think NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming console. The twist is this – the two controller sections will be on either side of the screen, and can be attached or detached as required.
Another feature will be that the console can interface with your big screen TV for more traditional gaming sessions when you get home. There are also reports that the NX will be compatible with Nintendo’s own smartphone games. There might be a possibility that Nintendo might interface with Android at the very least, or maybe just create their own ecosystem.
That’s as much as we know right now, and it is indeed not much. We will see if Nintendo reacts to these rumors about the NX. If they do, we will probably know more soon.