As per the rumors, we have already been told that the NX is meant to be an intersection of Nintendo’s handheld and console gaming lines, a single, unified device that can play all Nintendo games in multiple form factors, handheld and console- but apparently, the NX will also be bringing Nintendo’s third major pillar of video games into the fold- the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Nintendo NX will also be compatible with Nintendo’s mobile games in some capacity.
The rumor, which corroborates what we have heard about the NX so far (which basically confirms that what we have heard is true, since The Wall Street Journal has a 100% track record with accuracy on reporting video game rumors), claims that Nintendo’s mobile games are compatible with the NX- although the article doesn’t specify what kind of compatibility.
Compatibility could mean multiple things- it could mean that Nintendo’s mobile games are playable on the NX, or it could mean that Nintendo’s mobile games can interact with the NX in some form, possibly like how so many companies have smartphone apps for their major games that interact. Regardless, it now seems like the NX – which at this point is more or less confirmed to be what the rumors say it will be – will be the confluence of Nintendo’s handheld, console, and mobile games. That would really make it the ultimate Nintendo system.