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Even If I dont like it, an underpowered and cheap console is the way to go for nintendo, a 200-250 machine. but third parties? they arent gonna be there anyway.



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Soundwave said:
LipeJJ said:
If it's a portable, sure, okay, but if it's a console... gee, what a shame.


It's basically both I think. We've reached a point now where a portable can power a decent level of graphics on a television if need be. Decent means decent though, not top of the line obviously.


Yeah, if that's the case, then ok. I'm really curious to find out what the hell the NX is. Sometimes it sounds that it's a hybrid, sometimes sounds like it's a line of different systems, sometimes sounds like a handheld, etc. It's confusing right now since we know next to nothing. .-.



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LipeJJ said:
Soundwave said:


It's basically both I think. We've reached a point now where a portable can power a decent level of graphics on a television if need be. Decent means decent though, not top of the line obviously.


Yeah, if that's the case, then ok. I'm really curious to find out what the hell the NX is. Sometimes it sounds that it's a hybrid, sometimes sounds like it's a line of different systems, sometimes sounds like a handheld, etc. It's confusing right now since we know next to nothing. .-.

It never sounded like anything because it wasn't announced yet.



setsunatenshi said:
heavenharp said:

just give up, I'm right and you're wrong.


Clearly you presented the most thoughtful and persuasive argument for your points, how silly of me not to notice it :)


dont waste your time with him.  he probably is an alt account (zero) because he is the only one that bring up bribery everytime in his argument.  he is a delusional nintendo fan that live in a alternate reality



I wouldn't mind a PS4 or XB1 level of graphics - mind you that the tweet doesn't say it won't at least be a XB1 in power - but honestly, It won't be a issue, i think.

We have no idea of what Nintendo has planned: imagine that it's equal to XB1 in terms of power; what if Nintendo compensates the lack of more power with 1 game per month and new franchises? What if there's a replacement two years down the road that has more power?
Remember that technology Nintendo adquired for 100M, one or two years ago? What if it something awesome? Would you still care if it hasn't all that power?

I say we wait to see what Nintendo has planned before going all negative on NX.



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This source doesn't even know what form factor they're talking about, just that whatever they saw was clearly not at PS4 level. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the handheld form factor that he saw. Kind of interesting how people are expecting the console form factor to be only 2 or 3 Wii U's duct-taped together. 



Cost is the starting point. Make an educated guess as to what Nintendo can reasonably charge for a new device/hardware platform.

I would not be expecting a lot of exotic or specialized parts in the interest of keeping R&D as well as BoM costs within that MSRP comfort zone.

So Nintendo is likely to use either mature or inexpensive tech, but in a creative way that results in a device that is different from anything on the market, but not from a performance perspective.

If the NX is some type of portable device that can be plugged into home entertainment set ups (HDTV), the specs and performance will take a hit at the expense of size/portability.

At this point, it almost sounds like a gaming tablet with traditional controls and an AV out port. Then the question becomes what type of package can Nintendo produce at portable console prices and still have acceptable performance. $300-400, closer to if not $300 assuming Nintendo wants to keep their core children's market on board.

I'm really curious at this point because solid NX information is really not there at this stage in project development. I don't know what it is, what market it's competing in, etc. Apparently, it's not in the traditional console market since Nintendo knows it can't compete with the PS4 in that arena, even if they chose to do a traditional $400 console utilizing whatever type of specs $300-400 will buy when sourcing components in 2015-2016 as opposed to the PS4's 2012-2013 time frame.

I'm sure clearer information will be made available as the product is closer to launch, but clarity would probably be a better policy than mystery if they are trying to carve out a future market for the NX rather than keep potential consumers confused.



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I wonder if it could be something like this ...

NX has a wacky kind of "dock" for home use. Maybe some kind of table top style controller designed to bring the family together in the living room. It can beam the TV signal to the TV too if that's what you want.

The system can however "undock" and the LCD display part of it then becomes a portable, leaving the dock behind at home and now you can use it as a portable.

So maybe NX is two things ... a portable, and a home use controller that can somehow have the portable element dock inside of it for a different type of play at home. 



I'm just going to wait until E3 2016 and see how all these "rumors" turn out