A new report from The Wall Street Journal seems to be dropping a ton of information on the NX, Nintendo’s codename for their next console they revealed to be in development earlier this year.
The story writes that Nintendo has started sending out software development kits for the NX in order for third party companies to begin developing games to run on the future platform. None of the third parties that received kits were named.
WSJ claims that the NX, which is a tentative name for the device, will include a console and “at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use.” Analyst David Gibson told the WSJ that the system is likely to launch in 2016 due to “the softness of 3DS and Wii U.”
As far as power goes, WSJ says the device will have “industry-leading chips” to ensure the device is comparable to the PS4 and Xbox One systems.
Nintendo declined to comment on any of the reports, stating to GameSpot, “As we previously announced, we will not comment further on NX until 2016.”
Multiple rumors also swirled earlier this year after a patent reportedly filed by Nintendo revealed plans for a console without an optical disc drive.