Nintendo NX news: Console pricing, handheld details, launch titles leak ahead of NX reveal


#Gaming #NintendoNXNintendo NX news: Console pricing, handheld details, launch titles leak ahead of NX reveal : A new retails source has apparently shed light on the Nintendo NX, including more on pricing, launch games and overall design.

Online reports suggest that the new gaming machine will indeed be focused on playing titles outside of the house, the phrase “Interact with your game on the go,” is apparently an existing tagline.

Other information shared this week includes four launch titles being shown off with the Nintendo NX, including a big Mario games that has yet to be revealed. We’ve already seen a lot surface on the apparent design of the new console, including that it will be a handheld hybrid that can be plugged in at home and taken on the move.

Earlier Nintendo NX news that has surfaced this month includes the device consisting of three components. The first component is a “dock” that includes a cartridge slot, HDD and a TV output. The second component is a “performance module” that is a portable device with its own power supply.

The third and final component is the handheld device itself, which comprises a 6 inch 720p screen and has a low-TDP SoC. One of the biggest new details shared from this retail source is that the Nintendo NX will cost under $300. A base unit will retail at $299, meaning that the Nintendo NX reveal could see it being priced at £250 in the UK.

A similar price leak was spotted by fans earlier this year, with UK Tesco apparently setting their NX listing live prematurely.
Tesco advertised the Nintendo NX with a £349.99 price tag, something that would rival the PS4 Pro in terms of cost.

However, the online retail source posted on the Nintendo NX Reddit also claims that a bundle option for the NX will cost around $399, putting it much closer to the above price.

Until the Nintendo NX price and release date is revealed by Nintendo, fans should probably take this with a pinch of salt, especially given the fact that it was also advertised with a December 31 launch date.

It also appears that the Nintendo NX release date is still on schedule for March 2017. The report concludes that Stores should be receiving demo units around February, right in time for a launch the following month.

That latest news may help placate some building fears about the Nintendo NX, mainly that it may see a delay in launch and will cost too much money. A base model priced at the £250 mark would not make it a cheaper option over the PS4 and Xbox One S, but would likely keep it competitive, especially with its unique selling point. Source: express