Nintendo’s upcoming NX console will reportedly be compatible with the company’s own mobile games.
According to the Wall Street Journal (via IGN), the NX can be played as a handheld or home console and support Nintendo’s smartphone apps.
“A person familiar with the matter said NX would be a handheld-console hybrid that would be compatible with its own smartphone games,” WSJ reported, in an article on Nintendo’s financial reports.
This news follows reports earlier this week confirming the NX’s hybrid design and the console’s utilization of a tablet-like controller with detachable parts. Sources also claim that the console will use cartridges for its games and be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor. Rumors circulating suggest that the Tegra may be a placeholder for the more powerful Tegra X2.
Currently, Miitomo is the only smartphone app published by Nintendo. The company has also revealed two other mobile game’s in development, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.
Nintendo has yet to come out with an official statement regarding the details being leaked on their upcoming console. The NX is slated to release March of 2017. Some speculate the company will reveal more details in September, possibly at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
Stay tuned for more updates and details about the NX leading up to the mysterious console’s launch.