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...Info regarding the games coming to the system and players connecting to each other via the Nintendo Network isn’t exactly surprising. However, there are some things on here which are a bit surprising, if not befuddling. The thing that sticks out the most is that the system will run at 900p resolution. This may be due to how games are said to run at 60 frames per second. Much like with Uncharted 4’s multiplayer mode, the system will display games at 900p in order to accommodate for the higher frame rate. If this part is true, then that means the NX is no more powerful than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — a common trend Nintendo seems to follow, their “next-gen” systems being about as powerful as their competitors’ last-gen systems.

Kind of a shame. I know many of us were hoping for two years worth of hardware advancement to mean 1080p, particularly given Nintendo's lackluster reception of the Wii U. Perhaps they've decided they will remain the lower-powered but more friendly friendly and eccentric-controller console, though I feel it is to their detriment. Wii won out because it was unique and exciting. It will be hard to replicate that same success, particularly when the bulk of your titles are the same IPO ad nauseum (much as I love Mario and co. And I really do.)
    
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Just make a good graphics console with good controller. Ill be in line day one.

This is just getting really frustrating. Nintendo is like a son that you want to succeed, but keeps on failing. Kills me.
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Hurr durr next-gen hurr durr.

Pathetic.

At least make something like 1080p and call it a day. Why do you have to make 900p or less because of your competition ? That's not even a competition that's a cartel right here.
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Best headline ever rolleyes.gif

now game maker don't need to build their engines/middle-ware for targeted hardware no more, but a mere PCB spec without any info on it's development environment can decide what res/fps their games will be at before any game is even in development phase. The media story telling method is certainly getting alot more "next gen".... to attract like minded readers.
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Nintendo's probably aiming for 900p/60fps for their own titles(and a few 1080p if game permits so, e.g Smash4 was lightweight enough for 1080p/60fps). I mean it was known in advance that the "Nx" was likely going to be similar in strength to the PS4 and not surpassing it. Its hard to put a gen onto Nintendo's console now because of the fact that Nintendo's release window is now offset by a year or two, and is going to overlap two of its consoles simultaneously likely for a year or 2.

The WiiU came out in Nov 2012, the PS4/Xbox One was released in Nov 2013. Rumors are stating that the Portable version of NX is releasing this year (probably in the autumn quarter) to replace the 3ds (Feb 2011). Production of 3ds games will probably continue for 2 more years due to still having most number in mobile console sales worldwide. WiiU games will probably end after Legend of Zelda WiiU(possibly a few titles after that, speaking about 1st party titles only) extending the library for probably 1 year or so.


What I believe Nintendo is banking on console game wise is that NX may possibly be mobile game comparable, that is the mobile nx games can run on the console. (Other than the fact that Nintendo is now actively doing collaborations with other companies to utilize their IP, e.g Nintendo/Universal Studios agreement, Mario likely featured in Wreck It Ralph 2)

If anyone is curious of the confirmed(not rumor) stuff about NX. All the unconfirmed stuff are most likely just speculations on actions and or the recent patents that nintendo applied for(e.g entire face touch screen controller, wheel triggers(e.g imagine sidewards mouse wheel for trigger), SD cartridge based console without disk medium)
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Maybe because it's a hybrid?
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Or maybe Nintendo is releasing a handheld with a 900p screen.


I mean, since 2000 they've always released the handheld about a year before the home console.


More importantly, would said handheld have adaptive sync support? Again, since 2000, Nintendo has been pretty buddy-buddy with ATI/AMD, and they're interested in having their consoles and handhelds use a common architecture (such as a K12-based APU).
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

Or maybe Nintendo is releasing a handheld with a 900p screen.


I mean, since 2000 they've always released the handheld about a year before the home console.


I'd be surprised if the handheld has anything greater than 720p. Last i recall, the rumors marked it as 540p, and possibly 720p if prices can go down.
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They don't appear to have any insider information, it's appears to be mostly guesswork.
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The images from the rest of the survey prove that it's just speculating hypothetical features for the Nintendo NX (so no, they don't have any insider information):

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