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Nintendo NX Is A Portable Console With Detachable Controllers Powered By Nvidia Tegra Processor

Francesco De Meo
Posted Jul 26, 2016
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Yesterday, we reported that some reports on the upcoming Nintendo NX were going to become available in the next few days, as staff from select website have managed to get new information regarding the upcoming console. And today, these reports have started coming in.

A few hours ago, Eurogamer reported what they have heard from their own sources regarding the Nintendo NX, and what has been revealed seems to confirm rumors that have been circulating in the past few weeks. According to the report, the Nintendo NX will be a powerful handheld console with detachable controllers. The console’s rumored hybrid nature has also been confirmed by Eurogamer’s sources, confirming that it will be possible to connect it to a TV through a base unit, or dock station.

Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.

On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal – but here’s the twist: we’ve heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.

Then, when you get home, the system can connect to your TV for gaming on the big screen.

A base unit, or dock station, is used to connect the brain of the NX – within the controller – to display on your TV.

As previously rumored, the Nintendo NX console will use cartridges, and it will be powered by the NVIDIA mobile processor Tegra.

Inside the NX, as stated above, the system will harness Nvidia’s powerful mobile processor Tegra. Graphical comparisons with current consoles are difficult due to the vastly different nature of the device – but once again we’ve heard Nintendo is not chasing graphical parity. Quite the opposite, it is sacrificing power to ensure it can squeeze all of this technology into a handheld, something which also tallies with earlier reports.

Lastly, it seems like the official Nintendo NX reveal will be coming this September, with Nintendo already setting up a simple marketing campaign focused on the ability to bring games on the go.

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The Nintendo NX launches during March 2017 in all regions. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should be a launch title for the new console; you can check out our hands-on preview from a recent press event here.

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