Even though Nintendo refuse to share any details on the NX officially, leaks and rumors are coming in thick and thin. Today, Let’s Play Video Games, who have been at the forefront of a whole lot of NX leaks over the last few days, have shared some more details on what to expect from the upcoming handheld-console hybrid device.
The report reiterates that the NX will have a split D-pad, of the style found on PlayStation systems; it notes that the NX has a D-pad, two analog sticks, A, B, X, Y buttons, Home, Start, Select, and a Camera/Share button. It’s slightly thicker than the Nintendo 3DS XL when folded, so 25 mm, with a width of around 281 mm and a height of 92 mm with the controllers attached. Separated, the controllers have the same depth and height, and they both have a width of 38 mm, making the unit itself have a width of 205 mm.
The controllers attach to it with a mechanism that seems to be not unlike the one found on Microsoft’s Surface Book, which is a similar laptop/tablet hybrid; meanwhile, a headphone jack, a TV connection port, an SD card port, and a cartridge port are all present on the device, too. The prototype unit has 32GB of on board memory, and supports both, Unity and Unreal Engine 4, which means the NX should not suffer from the kind of paucity of third party support that the Wii U did.
You can check out some rough sketches illustrating what it looks like below. The Nintendo NX is currently scheduled for a March 2017 launch.
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