Gaming console market has been busy for the past couple of months with the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One S supporting HDR gaming and 4K video support, and the announcement of Sony launching its own HDR gaming console – the PlayStation 4 Pro in November. Meanwhile, there has been a lot of silence from Nintendo.
Early rumours have indicated that the Nintendo NX might be a powerful handheld console that can be connected to a television or can be used as a handheld device to play.
According to a report from Digitimes, Foxconn Electronics has undertaken a trial production of the upcoming Nintendo NX (rumoured to have a March 2017 entry), which will be the new gaming console from the company. Foxconn along with Pegatron have also begun the production of the new PS4 Pro that is scheduled to be launched on November 10.
According to Digitimes source, Foxconn will be the largest OEM for the Nintendo NX followed by Hoseiden and Misumi Electronics. The source added that the annual production of the Nintendo NX will be close to 9.5-10 million units. Nintendo has earlier hinted that the NX could be the replacement of the Wii U and the 3DS.
Pokemon Company’s CEO recently confirmed that they will be developing games for the Nintendo NX. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Tsunekazu Ishihara (CEO Pokemon Company) said that the NX will try to change the concept of what its means to have a hand-held gaming device or a home console player.
Nintendo however, has no official statements on the device to offer at the moment.