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New rumors suggest Nintendo NX is very powerful


This week has been filled with Nintendo NX rumors, thanks to one man: Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, who started the rumor train a few days ago.

We first heard that Nintendo had started shipping NX dev kits to third party developers.

Later, another report suggested that the NX is more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One.

Now Mochizuki elaborates on the NX hardware rumor, saying that his sources told him that the tech demos they saw could not be run on a PC without “industry-leading” or “cutting edge” chips.

“Several people who said who have seen a demo said what they saw is impossible to run on a computer without a “industry-leading” or “cutting-edge” chips. Cutting-edge in what way, they refused to elaborate.

And an important thing to remember, probably you know well already, is that chip specs won’t be finalized until much closer date to the release.”

Mochizuki later tweeted about his latest statement, offering a bit of clarification:

Nintendo hasn’t been competing on hardware since the GameCube, which was more powerful than the PlayStation 2, but ended up losing that battle anyways. Nintendo then took another direction with the Wii, which wasn’t even HD, but ended up beating the Xbox 360 and PS3.

However, times are different now, with everyone having a 1080p HDTV, and some even using 4K TV sets. Not only that, gamers have gotten used to great looking games, and more importantly, online multiplayer.

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