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Hot New Nintendo NX Console Could Be On Sale By Xmas

Fresh from their success with Pokémon Go, Nintendo is now looking to ramp up production of their new Nintendo NX console.

According to sources the new Nintendo NX will go into production before the end of 2016 and could be on retail shelves in time for the Christmas New Year peak selling period. Sources say that the new device is set to feature a built-in camera.

The new production schedule is a whole quarter earlier than schedule, this is good news for retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, EB games and Harvey Norman who have had a lot of success in the past selling Nintendo consoles.

“Over 40% of initial production will be undertaken by Foxconn Electronics and the remaining by Japan-based Misumi Electronics and Hosiden. Taiwan-based component makers will include chassis maker Foxconn Technology, NAND flash memory maker Marconi International, CMOS image sensor design house Pixart Imaging, and power supply maker Delta Electronics.”

The fact that a CMOS image sensor firm is on board to supply components suggests that we’ll see a camera featured on the device. Unfortunately, little else can be garnered from the report. However, Digitimes did claim that its sources said the NX will definitely feature Nvidia’s ARM-architecture Tegra X1 mobile processor.

Back in April, Nintendo confirmed that the new NX console would be released globally in March 2017. One month later, the company also revealed that the NX was an entirely new concept that wasn’t intended to replace the 3DS or Wii U product lines. Nintendo did admit that it is researching virtual reality, but there’s no evidence (yet) that the NX will feature VR technology.

Last week, an article published by MCV UK revealed that the Nintendo NX would feature a “dream line-up” of triple-A games, including Pokémon, Mario, and Zelda titles. The sources also “confirmed” that the NX would be a portable device that plugs into your TV, and would feature a breakaway controller. Nintendo has also reportedly secured third-party game support from big-name studios like Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision, and Warner Bros.