Latest Rumour Claims NX Delayed to Early 2017
John Williamson / 4 years ago
There’s been a huge number of rumours regarding Nintendo’s latest console debating the device’s processing power, form factor, use of physical media and lots more! Clearly, the hardware isn’t far off being officially announced but Nintendo still hasn’t given any clarification on various rumours. The latest report by Digitimes claims that the NX was originally meant to launch this year, but production issues mean it’s been delayed until early 2017:
“Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company’s original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished to enhance the game console’s video-game/handheld-game-integrated gaming experience and add virtual reality (VR) function into the system to gain advantages in the upcoming video game and mobile game competitions.”
“The sources pointed out that the supply chain received Nintendo’s notification to start developing mold for the Nintendo NX in the mid-2015 and was told that the system would enter mass production and launch in the mid-2016. However, Nintendo has recently given them a new mass production schedule and asked them to start mass producing some key components at the end of 2016.”
The website also divulged information about the NX’s core concept which appears to combine home console gaming with mobiles:
“The sources pointed out that the Nintendo NX combines the video gaming experience with the mobile gaming experience. The device features a 5- to 7-inch display, controller and joystick for users to play as a mobile gaming product, but it is also able to connect to a TV for users to play as a video game system. Nintendo is now planning to add VR function to the device to satisfy the popular trend in the gaming market.”
If true, this is a very interesting development and I rather see the NX in large enough numbers instead of an initial small batch due to production problems.
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