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Nintendo NX: In-Depth Design Review

By Adie Pie , Oct 08, 2016 02:36 AM EDT

At this point, there is nothing sure about the Nintendo NX - not even its supposed March 2017 release. However, it has been popularly accepted that the Japanese gaming company is gearing up to unveil a hybrid device, which somehow combines home docked gaming with portable gaming. Its specific design, however, is still unclear.

Nintendo has remained almost frustratingly silent about its upcoming product, so the tech world has had to rely on third parties for any news on the same. This includes game publishers that have already gotten their hands in the Nintendo NX, in order to theoretically manufacturer compatible games. As iDigitalTimes notes, the Pokemon Company is just one of these partners.

In particular, CEO of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara has publicly spoken about the mysterious console. "The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a handheld device," he said. "We will make games for the NX."

And while Ishihara is evidently in the know about how the Nintendo NX will work specifically, he refused to say anything more. On this front, he is joined by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who has praised the device as well. "It's really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again," Guillemot said. "We love it."

To fill in the blanks, Express UK describes a console that is composed of three parts. These include a dock, a performance module, and a handheld device. Together, these three components could be the basic foundation of the Nintendo NX.

The dock is the simplest part, as it includes just the cartridge slot, HDD and a TV output of some sort. The performance module, on the other hand, is the heart of the device that is expected to be portable. It will include the power supply of the Nintendo NX, as well as the CPU, GPU and wired connections.

The handheld part of the Nintendo NX is expected to have a 6 inch 720p screen. Naturally, this component will be able to stand alone. However, it will theoretically provide more powerful graphics when connected to the performance module and will be viewable on a television set via the dock.

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