The Nintendo NX is coming. The Nintendo NX is coming. Or at least that’s what the hype is online recently.
While there have been a total of zero confirmed details surrounding Nintendo’s newest home console, a recent survey surfaced recently that has been making the rounds online. The leaked survey, from GFK, details much of what could be features for the NX.
Note that the below details are merely rumour and Nintendo has not announced anything solid as of yet.
According to the survey posted by Twitter user Emily Rogers, which has since been deleted, the Nintendo NX may have a free online service as well as a monthly or yearly subscription. Backwards compatibility or a Virtual Console is also mentioned in the survey, as it asks for interest in the ability to rent or purchase old games digitally. Support for previously-owned digital and physical media is also mentioned.
Rumoury rumour: an apparent GFK (client of Nintendo) survey inexplicably shows apparent ‘Nintendo NX’ info. pic.twitter.com/sM7uWezpG8
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) January 20, 2016
According to a Twitter post by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, the Nintendo NX may work with other devices, including PCs, smartphones and other consoles.
Speculation is that the Nintendo NX will actually be a home console / portable gaming system hybrid. A recent report from Macquarie Capital Securities in Japan in a recent article at Nintendo Life speculated that the portable component could be released in November with the home console component being released in 2017. The portable NX system would likely be priced around $200 USD.
Either way, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima recently reaffirmed that news of NX would be forthcoming in the next few months.