Nintendo has a new console in the works with the codename of the NX. They've been whispering about it for awhile now but no official relase date or specs have been announced.
Still the box exists and that means leaks are all but inevitable. The latest rumour round up suggests that this new machine will make a lot of advancements for Nintendo, the company which is typically behind the competition when it comes to raw specs. A user on Reddit with inside information posted up a bunch of information. The post has since been removed, though we're not sure if that makes it more or less believeable.
Happily, the info was saved before it could be deleted and Nintendo Insider has the text. The big news is that this console could support a resolution of 4K, which would make it the first home console to do so. Read on for more.
"As you are getting flooded with fake leaks and my inbox is getting flooded with questions:
The retail name for the NX is unknown to developers (or they are holding back). I’ve asked multiple sources.
I know of at least 1 third-party Wii U game that has/have been successfully ported to NX.
Amiibo are still supported (if you hadn’t already guessed).
Friend codes are still a thing (unfortunately).
I don’t know when the NX will be announced. Speculation is this month.
There are multiple “gimmicks” with the NX, one is optional.
There are physical dev-kits out in the wild, I don’t have access to these.
I don’t know the model of the GPU, however there is little doubt (from what I’ve been told) that it an AMD.
The NX is capable of outputting 4k. Consensus is upscaling and streaming.
DDR4 Memory (between 6GB – 8GB). EDIT: Available to software.
EDIT: Just to be clear – Although there are dev-kits out there, I highly doubt that you will get a direct leak from any of the studios that have them.
EDIT 2: Apparently friend code wasn’t the correct term. You can only add people you know"