Nintendo NX Specifications and Form Factor Possibly Revealed, Less Powerful Than PS4 – Rumor

If this is true, then the NX promises to be an intriguing and potentially revolutionary product.

Posted By | On 25th, Sep. 2016 Under News, Rumors | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Nintendo’s NX continues to remain an enigma, even as the days to its previously announced March release date continue to pass us by. But while Nintendo refuse to share more information on the console publicly (for now), it looks like leaks are starting to filter through via unofficial channels.

Earlier this week, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Foxconn have reportedly begun preliminary trial production of the NX– and now, it seems as though a Foxconn worker has ventured forward with information about what the NX is and what we should expect from it (translation via NeoGAF), corroborating some earlier leaks and reports about the device, while also adding some new information.

Put simply, it sounds like the NX is indeed going to be a handheld-console hybrid. There will be three components to this system- the dock, which has a cartridge slot, HDD, other I/O ports, and TV out; a ‘performance module,’ which is a portable device that provides power supply, and which reportedly contains a Li-Ion battery, a CPU, a GPU (the candidates for the SoC so far are either aPascal SoC from nVidia or an AMD R9 SoC), various wireless connections, and the capability to interface with the dock, with some kind of Remote Play capability for the handheld component of the device; finally, a handheld portion of the device, which has a 6 inch 720p screen and has a low-TDP SoC.

These can satisfy basic operations with lower quality graphics when the performance module is not connected. However, when plugged into the performance module, the screen can provide a console-level graphics. Since the performance module has its own battery, it can be brought along with the handheld at the user’s discretion. The final system, when everything is assembled, is less powerful than the PS4, but presumably more powerful than the Xbox One.

All in all, it sounds a bit convoluted- but it also sounds like the solution to all the problems a handheld-console hybrid would otherwise pose. The leak also specifies that this device must be revealed by October- if it is not, then that indicates a delay from its initial March release date.

Is this rumor true? It may or it may not be- we are but weeks away from finding out. But whatever the NX is, Nintendo need to come out and share information on it already, because at this point, the endless leaks and speculation are driving me crazy.

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  • Luke Skywalker

    720p screen 6 inch screen? sounds horrible, that’s a shittty ppi. I was thinking they might be coming with a great handheld…but I guess might be skipping the nx. well I should just wait and see what they really come out with this time around.

  • Scott Thompson

    way better then the vita on res. and even better the the 3ds which sells.

  • One The One

    “The final system, when everything is assembled, is less powerful than the PS4” – that is part of the rumor, indeed. Just check the NeoGAF link.

    “[…] but presumably more powerful than the Xbox One” – Pramath, do you know what is much worse than moronic fanboyism in gaming journalism? A made up lie. That “presumption” is not part of the rumor at all, that is just you rooting for something against the Xbox One – which isn’t even mentioned in the rumor – and nothing more. Pathetic.

    • Mr Xrat

      I really hope it is, just so I can soak in your huehue tears.

    • One The One

      Yeah, yeah, you fake accounted retarded. Teenagers.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep crying, you little huehue cr3tin.

  • The truth-ier

    “The final system, when everything is assembled, is less powerful than the PS4, but presumably more powerful than the Xbox One.”
    What a pathetic line to put in, the x1 has a better cpu, the ps4 has better gpu and memory bandwidth, so other then the stupid fan boy part you put in, any actual info to show that was not just put in because this site leans everything sony…pathetic.

  • Mr Xrat

    LMAO Xgimps mad another console’s coming to schl0ng them.

    • jp

      keep waiting for games to come out for your TearStation 4.

    • Mr Xrat

      Been getting them for years. When are games showing up for you?

    • jp

      cant wait for this winter season buddy a LOT of Xbox games coming, the PS4 has nowhere near the number of games and variety the X1 catalogue is getting this season. between Oct and Feb next year: Gears 4, Dead Rising 4, Crackdown, Sea Of Thieves, Halo Wars 2, State Of Decay 2, Scalebound… so yeah theres gonna be no games for the X1 buddy.

    • Mr Xrat

      Oh yeah, the holidays, the only time you get any games as usual. Ignore the other 3/4ers of the year. Xbox Won.

  • cweb1988

    standard Nintendo.

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