Nintendo NX News: Release Date, Rumours and What We Know So Far

Nintendo is gearing up to launch a new console soon. Very soon. According to a number of sources, ‘soon’ can mean Holiday 2016. This comes a mere 4 years after the launch of the previous console by Nintendo, the Wii U, whose performance hasn’t exactly been stellar. Will the upcoming console, the Nintendo NX, turn Nintendo’s fortune around?

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According to popular rumours, the Nintendo NX will unify both the handheld and home console arms of Nintendo to deliver a device that will replace both the 3DS and the Wii U. Supposedly the NX will be available in two SKUs, a home console and a portable one, and the two will presumably interact with each other.

With the Wii U being rather underpowered compared to current-generation consoles, Nintendo will likely take the power route this time around and produce a device that can match the performance of the Xbox One and the PS4. This would ensure a stream of third-party titles for the console, giving Nintendo some much-needed revenue.

When it comes to launch games, rumour has it that The Legend of Zelda Wii U will be one, and another will be Call of Duty: Bloodlines, the supposed next game in the Call of Duty franchise, developed by Infinity Ward. The source of this rumour also had a number of juicy details to share regarding the Nintendo NX, such as the console having an HDMI dongle, a powerful new operating system comparable to Android and haptic feedback on the controllers.

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