Nintendo has finally announced that its next console – codenamed NX – will be released in 2017. It isn’t the news anyone wants to hear but nor is it a huge surprise. This is Nintendo we’re talking about, after all.
Now that the release window has been revealed we can check a few items off our NX rumour scorecard and get back to the dirty business of predictions and speculation.
Here’s our round-up of every rumour we can find. If you find another worth including, let us know in th comments below.
When Nintendo finally reveals the NX we’ll check back and see just how accurate they were.
|The NX will launch in Spring 2017||True|
|Nintendo NX Rumour Scorecard||Outcome|
|The NX will be more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One|
|The NX will not be quite as powerful as the PS4 and Xbox One|
|The NX will be a dongle-sized device that plugs into to HDMI|
|The NX will be a combined home console and handheld|
|The NX will be a handheld that streams to a TV|
|The NX controller will work like a portable Wii U gamepad|
|The NX will look like Stewie Griffin’s head|
|The NX controller will have a screen|
|The NX controller will not have a screen|
|The NX controller will use haptic feedback|
|The NX controller screen will not be rectangular (nor like Stewie)|
|The NX will come withWi-Fi hotspots|
|The NX will use a custom Polaris-like GPU|
|The NX will not use discs|
|The NX will use custom AMD chipset|
|The NX will display notifications from your phone|
|You will be able to play mobile games on NX|
|The NX will have more first party titles at launch than the Wii U in total|
|The Legend of Zelda Wii U will be an NX launch title||True|
|Splatoon will receive an NX port|
|Super Smash will receive an NX port|
|Super Mario Maker will receive and NX port|
|Pikmin 4 will be an NX launch title|
|Luigi’s Mansion 3 is being developed for NX by Next level games|
|Final Fantasy XV will come to NX|
|The NX will not have a global launch||False|
|Of course the NX will have a global launch||True|
|The NX will launch in Fall 2016||False|
Our hunch is that the NX will be a Wii Balance Board with a screen in the middle. You read it here first.
Let us know in the comments below if we have missed any rumours and we’ll add them in.
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