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Nintendo NX Release Date: Reddit Leak Update Points to New Mario Launch Game, Pricing Details, 4K Video Streaming

( [email protected] ) Oct 11, 2016 10:52 AM EDT
Nintendo's upcoming console, the Nintendo NX, still has some time before it hits the market, but it seems that it will
Nintendo is opening up more about its new console. Photo: Nintendo

Nintendo, the famous Japanese game and console company whose most recent console hit is the NES Classic Edition, did part ways from the traditional living room video game console with the advent of the Nintendo Wii all those years ago. The Nintendo Wii introduced motion controlled gaming which was laughed at by Sony at first, but Sony eventually incorporated some of the “waggle controls” into their PlayStation controller too as they saw how Nintendo kicked off a storm with the Wii. The Wii U also diverged from the Sony PS4 and Xbox One from Microsoft, and we see no reason for Nintendo to return to the console fight with something that will be on par with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. Rather, the rumored Nintendo NX, as it has been nicknamed, looks to offer yet another revolutionary way to play and enjoy video games.

The Nintendo NX is a well guarded secret even until today, and the name itself has not been confirmed to be the official moniker. While the purported release date draws closer than ever before, very little is known about the Nintendo NX. In fact, there has been no official images of the Nintendo NX, and nary a leak, either. However, a Nintendo NX subreddit might deliver something interesting.

Moderators in the Nintendo NX subreddit have picked up noise on an array of details concerning the console from an employee of a reasonably famous retailer. Of course, this is big news if proven to be true, which is why the moderators of said Nintendo NX subreddit attempted to verify the identity of the source, and figured out it was legitimate enough to push the leak forward to the masses. While it is not quite a case of Christmas arriving early for everyone, at least here are what we now know about the upcoming Nintendo NX.

Nintendo NX Marketing Phrase
The key marketing phrase for the Nintendo NX looks set to be "Interact with your game on the go", where it has been depicted on a poster that features the NX (what else?). This particular phrase certainly leans more toward the possibility of the console being some sort of hybrid gaming device, allowing you to not only play at home, but also to bring it with you on the move. There were other posters that point to the Nintendo NX being launched alongside a Mario title -- not something strange considering Nintendo’s long and noble history. If true, it might not be out of place for the rotund Italian plumber to be accompanied by another 3 game titles at launch.

Nintendo NX Pricing
Alleged pricing details for the Nintendo NX were also shared in the leak, where the base model was tipped to retail for $299.99 a pop. If you feel that you want to get started off on the right footing with a bundle, then that bundle will cost a Benjamin more, although we have no idea on what this particular Nintendo NX bundle will come with. Perhaps looking back into history might yield some clues, such as with the Wii U Deluxe Set.

Expect demo sets of the Nintendo NX to make their appearance in stores "around February." With the Nintendo NX rumored to arrive in a slightly larger box than that of its predecessor, the Wii U, while maintaining a white and blue color scheme, we are certainly stoked with the console’s impending debut.

Features To Include 4K Video Streaming?
In order to remain not too far the visual department with its rivals, the Nintendo NX is also said to support 4K video streaming. That is fine and dandy, so you might want to get a 4K-ready TV in your living room to take advantage of that feature when it is confirmed. As for your gaming experience, the Nintendo NX should be able to deliver 1080p resolution at 60fps, with the hybrid segment of the console touted to max out at 900p. Until there is an official statement or press release, we shall just take all that we have read with a pinch of salt.

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