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[rumor] Eurogamer - Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

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Nintendo NX is the codename for Nintendo's next platform due in March 2017.

(20160726) Eurogamer - Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers [eurogamer.net] [NX sketch. [eurogamer.net]]

Eurogamer says it will be based on the NVIDIA Tegra X1 or possibly on an unannounced Tegra X2 (seeing as the Tegra X1 will be 2 years old in 2017). The Tegra X1 is a 1 teraflop processor (Wii U is .16 tf) that uses only 10 watts (insane). I think this is a dream spec for Nintendo fans as Mario games will barely look better than on Wii U no matter how powerful the NX is, but a 1 tf processor should see a lot of ports from the 1.84 tf PS4's 3-4 year old library... though I expect them at half of 1080p resolution (which is fine for a handheld). I hope, that whatever the NX is, that Nintendo will release all their new games on one single platform.

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Read this the other day. Given all the rumors that are completely contradictory I would hold off on any guesses as to what the thing will be. The other rumors had the thing not being backwards compatible with any previous system and being cartridge based.

I doubt Tegra would give the power needed to create that new Zelda we have been getting glimpses of. Not sure what they want with another portable. Nintendo should have learned that the pad controller for the WiiU was not well liked. If Nintendo fans want portable, there is an entire portable line for them.

My best guess is that the console will be gas powered, use ham sandwiches as the standard media and will be operated by throwing it against a wall.
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My best guess is that the console will be gas powered, use ham sandwiches as the standard media and will be operated by throwing it against a wall.
The way Nintendo has been in the last 10 years, don't doubt it. They'll claim it's so innovative and if you don't like it it's because you don't understand how innovative it is.
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The way Nintendo has been in the last 10 years, don't doubt it. They'll claim it's so innovative and if you don't like it it's because you don't understand how innovative it is.
True, I just like to think they are able to learn.

Make a console that can let people play pretty looking games.

Have the architecture something standard enough to attract decent 3rd party devs and have some kind of online system that actually works correctly.

Have said console plug into a perfectly standard TV and use a completely standard controller.

This is all it has to be. No silly looking media, no motion controls, VR, odd controllers or gimmicks. Just a console that plays modern games.

At this point they should have just kept the Gamecube going and continued churning games for that. I am hoping they will impress me, but the little that Nintendo has said is already concerning.
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The wii u was 1 flop.
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Nintendo doesn't care. It's not like in America where if the company messed up and loses millions then the CEO is fired and someone new put in charge. Their company is all family and friends. If 1 messes up, nobody's going to tell them it. They'll stay in charge and keep making stupid mistakes.
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The wii u was 1 flop.
Made my day. Lol.
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Made my day. Lol.
I would have gone with megaflop, but yeah, good one lol
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True, I just like to think they are able to learn.

Make a console that can let people play pretty looking games.

Have the architecture something standard enough to attract decent 3rd party devs and have some kind of online system that actually works correctly.

Have said console plug into a perfectly standard TV and use a completely standard controller.

This is all it has to be. No silly looking media, no motion controls, VR, odd controllers or gimmicks. Just a console that plays modern games.

At this point they should have just kept the Gamecube going and continued churning games for that. I am hoping they will impress me, but the little that Nintendo has said is already concerning.
Just a console that plays modern games exists threefold: PS4, XBONE, PC. Why do you want another?
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Just a console that plays modern games exists threefold: PS4, XBONE, PC. Why do you want another?
Speaking as a PC gamer, I know I don't. If I were to get a console it would be because it offered something different. And for the first-party titles of course.
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Just a console that plays modern games exists threefold: PS4, XBONE, PC. Why do you want another?
I am happy with my PC for gaming. The reason I even pay attention to the other consoles are for the few games that are not cross platform. I don't mind missing out on the Xbox exclusives since most of them have little appeal but I own a PS4 due to liking those specific games.

I have missed out on a few Nintendo games since I dislike the system so badly. If Nintendo simply released the handful of games I actually want to play as 3rd party titles on other consoles I would be thrilled.
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I am happy with my PC for gaming. The reason I even pay attention to the other consoles are for the few games that are not cross platform. I don't mind missing out on the Xbox exclusives since most of them have little appeal but I own a PS4 due to liking those specific games.

I have missed out on a few Nintendo games since I dislike the system so badly. If Nintendo simply released the handful of games I actually want to play as 3rd party titles on other consoles I would be thrilled.
I'd say the same thing about the other three platforms.

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Speaking as a PC gamer, I know I don't. If I were to get a console it would be because it offered something different. And for the first-party titles of course.
And yet most people on the internet say something along the lines of "Nintendo, what's so hard? Make a weak PC like PS4 or XBONE." Like Pedantyc.
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I have missed out on a few Nintendo games since I dislike the system so badly. If Nintendo simply released the handful of games I actually want to play as 3rd party titles on other consoles I would be thrilled.
I would never wish for any of the big 3 to go multiplatform. The competition that a console gives is worth missing the rare Nintendo games that interest myself. Especially when Microsoft and Sony have given up on handhelds. And historically, Nintendo handhelds have the low price factor that sways parents; which is needed to grow/replenish the gaming industry.
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I would never wish for any of the big 3 to go multiplatform. The competition that a console gives is worth missing the rare Nintendo games that interest myself. Especially when Microsoft and Sony have given up on handhelds. And historically, Nintendo handhelds have the low price factor that sways parents; which is needed to grow/replenish the gaming industry.
I can see your point for the most part. Keep in mind that the new 3ds is more expensive than the Wii U or Xbox One right now.
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I can see your point for the most part. Keep in mind that the new 3ds is more expensive than the Wii U or Xbox One right now.
I don't know where you are getting your prices from but that's not true here at all. Last I checked:

Xbox One - $250
Wii U - $300
New 3DS XL - $200

MSRP/retail prices

Yes, the New 3DS XL is expensive, but it also has no real competition. Now why the Wii U is still $300 is beyond me.
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