This new leak from GFK, a third-party firm that does surveys for Nintendo, has apparently shed some light on the upcoming console that is currently code-named “NX”. This is just a survey and not an announcement in any way, shape, or form. GFK might not have any of this info correct, so don’t believe everything that you see about this picture. There are some items on the list that are definitely true and some that just seem a tad off for this new console.
Here is the leaked image courtesy of Liam Robertson on Twitter
The first few points are surely 100 percent fact, since Nintendo is of course going to have their characters on their console. You DEFINITELY are going to see Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong on the new system.
It seems Nintendo is finally going to go all out with this new Nintendo Network interface. Will we get to see voice chat and an achievement system be a prominent thing on a Nintendo system? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I would love to 100 percent any Mario game if I was able to have bragging rights to show off to my gaming friends.
Now, something that is strange about this is the graphics note. “Graphics at 900p/60fps” is lower than the Wii U system. The Wii U ran at 1080p so why would the NX have lower quality. I’m going to assume that this “controller/handheld device” will run at 900p while the system will be much higher. Playing games solely on the controller will have a lower quality due to not having as much power. And one more thing; why would the system come with a sensor bar? I thought Nintendo would be done with using Wii-motes in their new games. Unless the system is backwards compatible or we’ll be able to download Wii games to the system then It would make sense. I’m guessing that we’ll also need Wii remotes to play multiplayer as well. I don’t think that we’ll we able to purchase more than one of these tablet controller things, just like the Gamepad.
This is all just rumor and speculation regardless. We can’t believe any of these stories until Nintendo finally comes out with an official announcement. I don’t know when they plan to do it, but It has to be at or before E3 in June. If this console is planning to release this year, Nintendo has to actually promote it and let the media know what this thing is. Get people excited Nintendo! I already am and I don’t even know what it is.
THE NX IS UPON US