A recent Nintendo NX article written by the Wall Street Journal has cast new doubt on what exactly the Nintendo NX will be. The article said that the NX may be a hybrid, a console that can be connected to smartphones or other portable gaming devices in order to play games on the go.
The Wall Street Journal cites its source as a Nintendo insider familiar with the console, who said that the NX would be a portable console with detachable controllers.
“A person familiar with the matter said NX would be a handheld-console hybrid that would be compatible with its own smartphone games.”
The controllers would also have their own screens, so you could essentially pick up and play a game without having to be near a TV, much like the Wii U.
The Nintendo NX article says that the hybrid part comes in when you want to play the NX on a TV, where you can connect one of the controllers to your TV in order to play it.
This is only the latest rumor that has come out for the Nintendo NX, which also talks about the console returning to cartridges, rather than sticking with discs. In addition to that, the console will place a significant emphasis on downloadable titles, according to the Nintendo NX article in the Journal.
The NX has a lot of hype going up around it, not only because of the possibility of better games but also because of a more powerful console that might be able to catch up to the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Various games that might come out for it include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which will be a launch title even as it launches on Wii U), along with the possibility of Dragon Question 10 and 11, a possible new Mario game, and maybe even a Pikmin 4.