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JRPGfan said:
DM235 said:
The DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U all offered backward compatibility through hardware. I see no reason why they wouldn't do this on the NX. They will most likely make consumers by a Wii U Gamepad separately, just to keep costs low (for those users who don't have one).

So the answer is 75 Watts, the power draw of the Wii U.

Wii U is a 45nm chip..

If Nintendo went with a 16nm FinFET single chip (apu), they could probably cut that 75watts down by ALOT (like down to 20watts or so).

Good point, although Nintendo most likely wouldn't go with the latest (and most expensive) designs.  For example, Intel was shipping 22 nm Ivy Bridge processors in 2012, while Nintendo used 45 nm for the Wii U.

A 28 nm design is more likely, so that would bring it down to about 45 Watts.