Nintendo NX to Have Backward Compatibility; Inferior to PS3 and Xbox One

Nintendo NX to Have Backward Compatibility; Inferior to PS3 and Xbox One

Nintendo NX to Have Backward Compatibility; Inferior to PS3 and Xbox One

Catridges are set to make their comeback if a report from The Wall Street Journal saying that Nintendo's next console, the NX, may be ditching CDs for a different form of the classic game cartridges.

Cartridges also allow games to upload faster, are harder to copy and can be mass-produced more quickly than discs.

Nintendo, whose proposed NX console and successor to the Wii U remains under intense mystery despite supposed design leaks scattered across the past 18 months, is said to be considering a move back to using old media for their future titles, according to sources.

Nintendo's next-gen console won't be a direct competitor to Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Still, most of the games on Nintendo consoles are unbelievable in their own right and offer a rich visual and gameplay experience, so we really don't feel disappointed if the next Battlefield won't be coming to the new console. With its upcoming convertible system, Nintendo will try to recapture that magic, a source told The Wall Street Journal.

Nintendo has not officially confirmed anything about the console of course.

The report also contends that a reveal of some sort of the system is coming, and sooner than we might think- an announcement of the system could come ahead of the Tokyo Game Show, which begins on September 15.

The Nintendo NX will reportedly be part TV console, but will also be portable. Assuming Macronix applies its 32GB ROMs to NX cartridges (and assuming NX winds up using cartridges at all), games for Nintendo's new consoles would be four times the size of 3DS carts, but still short of the max capacity of a Blu-ray. Increased competition between manufacturers means flash storage has become faster and cheaper in recent years, and Nintendo itself still uses cartridges for its handheld systems like the 3DS.

What do you think about the latest NX reports? Here are 5 important things you should know about the Nintendo NX.

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