*RUMOR* Retailer partner leaks NX info, details in post

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    Not to sure how to handle the title here, especially as it's not an official news post, pardon me for the awkward phrasing.

    Here we are again with the good ol' NX rumor mill again. This time, the moderators of the NX subreddit have found a source who claims to have some inside intel on Nintendo's upcoming console. While these rumors could easily be lies or unsubstantiated rumors, and some of the stuff are things we've heard before in passing, I think it's worth at least a little discussion here since these Reddit mods have found the leaker to be trustworthy on some level. And hey, it's always fun to speculate.

    The source of the leak is someone who works for a large retailer company, and has verified their position at said job. The following are the most important details that he/she claims to be true:

    The phrase "Interact With Your Game On the Go" is on a marketing poster, and may be a slogan for the console

    There are at least 4 titles ready to launch with the system, one of them is Mario

    Demo units will be shipped out to retailers in February

    The base price will be $299.99 USD

    There is to be a bundle option, contents unknown, but will retail for $399.99 USD

    The NX's color scheme will be white and blue

    The packaging has "NX" on it, meaning that it might not just be the codename, and could be the final product name

    Games will be on cartridges

    1080p/60fps is being targeted for game performance

    HERE is the post, if you want to check it out. Apparently, more details are incoming. Remember to be liberal with that salt!
     


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    I want this to be true. :mellow:
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it. Unless the main console itself is a portable system, cartridges seem unlikely. Blue-laser discs (Blu-Ray or a derivative) are much cheaper to mass produce, and given how much you could shrink a system by removing an optical drive, it seems unrealistic for the packaging of a smaller, tablet-free console to take up more space on the shelf than a Wii U box.
     
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    Cartridges can hold tons more data than a disc since it's just flash memory.
     
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    cool. ANOTHER "leak"

    do people not have anything better to do?
     
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    You can get high-storage flash memory, sure, but it's going to cost more per GB than a 25GB or even 50GB Blu-Ray disc, even in bulk. If the goal is to maximize software sales, you'll eat the extra few bucks of putting a disc drive in your hardware to minimize cost of software production.
     
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    I think I found the appropriate grain of sand to take with this rumor: http://i.imgur.com/nr5vszk.jpg


    This sounds very much like someone sitting down and thinking up a plausible rumor. "Interact With Your Game On the Go" in particular sounds very much like something thought up in half a minute, not like one of Nintendo's slogans.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    i don't understand why humans like or feel it's fun to speculate and create lies :'(
     
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    I think Nintendo is going the right way. Putting big games on flash memory is, IMO, waaaay better than Blu-Ray disc. Faster and more reliable. Yes, it cost more to make, but I don't think that the price of games will change, and they'll still make a lot of profit. As for the price, I'll wait for the true release, because IMO it's kinda high. 1080p/60fps is the standard nowadays, but I guess some games will still run at 30.

    "Interact With Your Game On the Go"

    I really wonder what that could mean. Maybe some kind of link with the 3DS family?

    And as always, thanks @Chary for the news, you're everywhere girl, keep the good work. I really enjoy them.
     
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    I only like the sound of cartridges, the color scheme, the possible performance and there being 4 games ready at launch. Nothing else sounds very appealing, especially the price.
     
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    Well this is a Nintendo oriented gaming discussion forum ;O; Everyone and their mother is jumping on NX rumors these days

    I'm going to hedge my bets that the supposed slogan is based upon the mobile/console hybrid rumors that say you can plug the NX into your TV, and then also take it with you on the go.
    It's only $50 more than the Wii was, or the same as the 3DS launch price. Not bad, if we're getting a 2in1, should that rumor be correct. The 4 games ready for launch is actually the worrying thing, to me, that's not much to go off of. Zelda, Mario, and 2 other random IPs, probably something brand new, and maybe Pilotwings or something cheap to produce. Not very enticing imo.
     
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    Sounds portable from "game on the go" but the 1080/60fps sounds like a home console.
    Cartridges again sounds like a portable unless they've reverted back to them which seems unlikely.
    4 launch titles so we know Zelda is one of them and according to this "source" another is mario.
    The "source" is a guy working for a major retailer which isn't the most reliable. IMHO its not real.
     
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    inb4The$400BundleIsRequiredForPortability

    ;O;

    But yeah. nearly all of these statements are just generalizations of other rumors/common sense, really.
    "4 titles! One of them is Mario!" - Well fucking duh, name a Nintendo console without a launch Mario.
    "Base price is $299!" - Which is essentially the "agreed" price most analysts think the NX would be
    "Interact With Your Game On the Go!" - Wow, great 2 second slogan based on all those rumors.
    "$399.99 Bundle!" - Every console has launch bundles, might as well toss in one of those in this rumor mill.
    "1080p/60FPS" - If they didn't "target" this, it'd be a giant mistake on Nintendo's end. And while they're certainly not the brightest company in the world, I can't believe they'd be that stupid when their competitors are making attempts at 4K.
     
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    Damn. Now i want the NX to bomb so bad. I know is rumor, but considering how bad the WiiU marketing was, this may be a thing.
     
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    You know, the name "NX" has grown on me. But I still think it's a rather "eh" name for a console. As for the other rumors, they're nothing revolutionary. Interesting nonetheless, though.
     
  20. Veho

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    "Play your game on the go" would mean you can take the console, or the portable part of the console, with you and continue playing the game elsewhere. "Interact with your game on the go" means the portable part has extremely limited autonomy/input/display/hardware and is just a glorified Pokewalker only used to grind on a few minigames (at best) that will then give you bonuses in the full game once you get back home and connect to the actual console.

    I'm skeptical of the whole rumor though, and I won't give the slogan any weight until we see some official announcements.
     
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