Now We're Playing With Power

Software kits of Nintendo’s next home console, codenamed NX, are now being handed to developers, according to reports.

Sources close to the The Wall Street Journal claim NX dev kits have already been given to a number of third-party developers, leading some to speculate that the company is on track to launch the console as early as next year.

The NX will apparently include a “mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use”, which would strengthen the idea that Nintendo’s next home console will operate as a hybrid device, both as a console and as a handheld.

The more surprising news is that the NX reportedly features “industry leading chips”, following criticism from developers over the Wii U’s lack of processing power. This would mark a drastic change in direction for the company, who have previously shied away from creating powerful hardware in recent years, but missed out on a number of key multi-platform titles.

We did some speculating ourselves back in July as we asked, ‘What can we expect from the Nintendo NX?‘.

What would you like to see from Nintendo next console? Let us know in the comments below.