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The Wall Street Journal sources have said that the console will include a "mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use".

This tallies with previous speculation that Nintendo will replace both its handheld and home console offerings simultaneously.

A separate mobile unit could also fit the description of the touchscreen-based controller that Nintendo recently patented, that also has shoulder scroll wheels.

The NX will also reportedly use "industry-leading chips", following developer criticism that the Wii U did not match up close enough with rival consoles.

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Very excited about this
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"Industry leading chips"

How many times have we heard that?
Reggie said the Wii-U was supposed to attract third party support.
Of course, the PS4 is probably "industry leading" in their minds and I bet they've just about matched it spec for spec, only this is coming three years after the PS4 launch.
Which is better than five, or never, so I guess that's a big improvement.
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"Industry leading chips"
AMD's semi-custom APU that was discussed earlier this summer, I bet.
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Very excited about this

Indeed. Nintendo says they'll announce more info next year, so presumably @ E3. I cant remember the last time i've seen a combination of a mobile/home console. N trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone here. If the console has a mobile function, then does that mean there will be a mobile version of a game? Or will there be only one version, so the 'industry-leading chips' is referring to mobile gaming? Gamers are expecting a good leap in performance with this NX. Gamers also know N doesnt push out brand spanking new tech.
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"Industry leading chips"

How many times have we heard that?
Reggie said the Wii-U was supposed to attract third party support.
Of course, the PS4 is probably "industry leading" in their minds and I bet they've just about matched it spec for spec, only this is coming three years after the PS4 launch.
Which is better than five, or never, so I guess that's a big improvement.
Well they did try that.
But those games didn't sell well, and developers said they would make more once the WII U sold more and then it was spiral which resulted in once again, almost only Nintendo games on the platform.
This however can be true depending on the hardware.
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"Industry leading chips"

How many times have we heard that?
Reggie said the Wii-U was supposed to attract third party support.
Of course, the PS4 is probably "industry leading" in their minds and I bet they've just about matched it spec for spec, only this is coming three years after the PS4 launch.
Which is better than five, or never, so I guess that's a big improvement.

With Nintendo's art style on games (for quick examples.. Wind Waker on GC or Mario Kart for Wii U) ps4 level performance would make for some great looking games with their style. That said, Nintendo will likely surpass PS4/XBONE with this new system, and that is simply because the new systems set the bar low as is. 360/ps3 were very powerful for their time, xbone/ps4 not so much.
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It'll be interesting to see how this mid-gen console would do. Nintendo it probably position it as "next-gen", but how many people will buy into it except for the hardcore Mario and Zelda fans.
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AMD's semi-custom APU that was discussed earlier this summer, I bet.

I really hope so. AMD needs the money.
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I should clarify that this is a day 1 purchase for me.
I bought a Wii-U at launch and I'm mostly satisfied with it. Unless their next console smells like poo then it's going to be fantastic.
Loving someone doesn't make you less skeptical of their best intentions when they have a track record like that though.
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