Report Claims Nintendo NX Is More Powerful Than PlayStation 4 Or Xbox One And Out Next Year

38528-Nintendo-Flying-Cloud-item-box-closed_mediumThere has been a lot of speculation around the NX, every since Nintendo disclosed they were working on the new console. In terms of anything actually concrete though, things have been sparse.

This new report by the Wall Street Journal makes for interesting reading though. It claims the console is making its way out to developers, getting ready for a release next year. It also said that the console would be the long hypothesised in home-portable hybrid, on top of being more powerful than both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The Journal writes:

The exact shape of the NX hardware isn't yet clear. People familiar with the development plans said Nintendo would likely include both a console and at least one mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use. They also said Nintendo would aim to put industry-leading chips in the NX devices, after criticism that the Wii U's capabilities didn't match those of competitors.

This is all very interesting, and a world where Nintendo have the most powerful console on the market is…well, it's not a space we are used to being in. Nintendo usually have slightly underpowered hardware, but trade on their IP and charm. I'm very interested to learn more about this console. Onwards to 2016!