Nintendo NX to Work With Smartphone Games: Report

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Nintendo NX to Work With Smartphone Games: Report
Highlights
  • The Nintendo NX will work with the company's smartphone games
  • Sources familiar with the matter claim it is a handheld-console hybrid
  • Nintendo will reveal the NX in September

Another day, another Nintendo NX rumour. On Tuesday, we saw Eurogamer release a host of information about Nintendo's next console including it being a handheld with detachable controllers and powered by Nvidia's Tegra processor.

Now, the Wall Street Journal claims that the NX will be compatible with Nintendo's smartphone games.

"A person familiar with the matter said NX would be a handheld-console hybrid that would be compatible with its own smartphone games," a post from the Wall Street Journal reads.

This may have some implications such as region-locking. Reason being, Nintendo's only smartphone game at the moment, if you can even call it that a game, Miitomo is restricted to specific countries, locking out India and the rest of the world. Hopefully Nintendo will clarify this when the NX is announced in September this year.

It seems that the NX will be a handheld console with removable controllers according to several sources speaking to Eurogamer. It is said to have its own display that will be used on the go and the screen has two controller sections on either side which can be plugged in or removed as needed. This would be on point with what industry insider Geno suggested in the past.

As for use at home, the system can reportedly be hooked up to your TV for gaming on a bigger screen. A base unit or docking station connects to the controller to make this work.

Furthermore the NX will supposedly use Nvidia's Tegra mobile processor. The GPU manufacturer's last console outing was for the PS3 which wasn't exactly the easiest console to make games for.

In addition to this, it will use cartridges as opposed to discs. This was leaked a while ago by the company's memory supplier, Macronix, which alluded to its capacity capping out at 32GB.

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