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Nintendo NX Price, Specs And Release Date

May 14, 2016 | News

Nintendo’s upcoming dedicated game platform, codenamed the NX, is currently on development with a brand-new concept. The company claims that the NX is a new platform, so the installed base will have to be built up from zero.

The NX was first teased by Nintendo’s late Chief Executive, Santoru Iwata, in a statement. “As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename ‘NX’.”

Nintendo NX will be different than any other Nintendo’s current consoles so this is not the next version of Wii or Wii U.

Nintendo NX Release Date

Nintendo NX LogoNintendo is about to have its E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles this June. However, we won’t see the NX launch during the event as the company has already stated that Nintendo NX is scheduled to launch in March 2017.

Nintendo in a statement said “Nintendo previously announced that it would release more information about its next system, code-named NX, this year. As the first announcement of any NX information, Nintendo confirmed that NX is scheduled to launch in March 2017. NX will not make an appearance at the upcoming E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles in June and will be unveiled later this year.”

Nintendo NX Price

The next thing most people want to know about Nintendo NX after the released date is about Nintendo NX price. The company’s previous generation of consoles, the DS and Wii, was launched at $150 and $250 respectively. What about the NX?

Nintendo NX price is still unclear but we surely expect that the company won’t give high price tag for its upcoming console.  Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said in a session with investors “We are not thinking of launching the hardware at a loss,” “When Wii U was launched, the yen was very strong. I am assuming that situation will not repeat itself. Selling at a loss at launch would not support the business, so we are keeping that mind in developing NX.”

Rumors suggest that the NX will be as powerful as PS4. This can be a sign that the NX price won’t be cheap.

Nintendo NX Specs

What internal hardware does Nintendo NX have? According to leaked information from the company’s official survey by marketing firm GfK, the Nintendo NX console specifications include 900p graphics, 4K 60fps video streaming support, and it could be a smokescreen. The survey was sent out to gamers.

Other rumored specs of the NX suggest an AMD GPU as well as 6GB and 8GB of RAM. As for the software, the NX is rumored to run Android operating system. However, there is no official statement about Nintendo NX hardware and specifications just yet. Of course we will find out the official specs of the NX when the company unveils the device on March 2017.

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