Multiple sources have confirmed Eurogamer that Nintendo NX won’t be a usual console with handheld features but, in fact, it will be a high-powered handheld console with its own display.
These sources seem to shed light on the true nature of Nintendo NX, since it seems the portable console will feature detachable controllers located on both sides of the screen. So, this configuration would allow players to detach the controllers at home, connect the system to their TV’s (apparently through a base unit, or dock station) and play.
According to the info, Nintendo NX will use cartridges. We should remember, in fact, that Nintendo trademarked The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a “video game cartridge” not so long ago. Besides, it seems that the company is suggesting developers to use 32 GB cartridges.
These sources also state that Nintendo NX will be powered by Nvidia’s powerful mobile processor Tegra, with development kits currently using the Tegra X1 chip found in the Shield Android TV console. Nvidia Tegra could be right for a portable device, but we have serious doubts about its performance when the system is connected to a TV. We’ll have to wait a little more.
Finally, it seems likely that Nintento NX unveiling could be slated for September.