We still don’t know when we will have an official announcement or reveal for the Nintendo NX. But ahead of that, whenever it will be, it seems as though a major retail partner for Nintendo has spilled the beans somewhat on the NX, and on what to expect from it, on Reddit.
Apparently, the NX will indeed be a handheld-console hybrid, as has been rumored previously. The system is going to launch with at least four Nintendo games, with one of them apparently Mario, which will have a strong co-branding with the system. Stores will be receiving demo units in February, and they already have preliminary marketing material for the system right now.
Apparently, the marketing message for the NX will be simple- “Interact with your game on the go.” This should hopefully help Nintendo avoid the kind of confusion and brand identity crises that they ran into with the Wii U and 3DS. The system will apparently have at least one bundle, and this bundle will be $399- this implies that the non bundle option may be, at most, $349.
The packaging for the system is apparently a bit bigger than the packaging for the Wii U, and is reportedly pretty clean stylistically. The system will apparently output games at 1080p and 60fps, with the hybrid portion running games at 900p. 4K output has been mentioned, though whether that will extend to games, or is just for media capabilities, remains to be seen.
If this is all true, then it sounds like the NX will be a roughly PS4 level system, with a handheld portion to go with it- in such a case, Nintendo may just have a winner on their hands here. And now, we wait for the official reveal, again.