Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s new NX console is a mobile device with home console functionality according to a new report.
Eurogamer this week claims the Nintendo NX is a hybrid device that will include a mobile handheld with removable side controllers.
At home, the handheld can be placed in a dock for traditional console functionality via television.
The hardware is said to utilize Nvidia Corp.’s Tegra mobile CPU and cartridges.
Company president Tatsumi Kimishima told Time in Dec. 2015 that it is not building the next version of the motion-sensitive or GamePad-based predecessor.
The The Wall Street Journal in Oct. 2015 said Nintendo began distribution of the NX development kit to be used by third-party developers to modify existing games or create new titles.
It claimed the console may be sold with a mobile unit that could be used in conjunction with the hardware or used as a stand-alone device.
In addition, it said Nintendo would utilize industry-leading chips in NX hardware. By comparison, the Wii U and the Wii incorporated low-powered chips in order to minimize production costs.
Nintendo released the Wii U console in 2012 to weaker-than-expected demand.