Jul 4th, 2015

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According to a Twitter user with a decent rumor track record, Nintendo doesn’t intend the upcoming NX console to compete with the PlayStation 4 on a “power level”, meaning that Nintendo isn’t looking to match or surpass the PS4 in terms of hardware and graphics.

The rumor comes from Twitter user Tamaki, who was the first one to break the news of the Fallout 4 Pipboy Edition and the one to leak the upcoming Uncharted Trilogy remaster for the PS4.

Apparently, he “talked to the right” people, who told him that Nintendo won’t be competing on hardware power. Which wouldn’t be a huge surprise — the last time Nintendo tried to upstage the other consoles with more powerful hardware was with the GameCube in 2001.

However, considering where the market is going (towards realistic-looking games and powerful consoles), it would seem that Nintendo is betting against the market. They did that with the Wii U and it didn’t turn out that well.

We’ll have to wait and see what the Nintendo NX has in store for us. Nintendo talked about the console to third parties at E3 last month, and got a positive reception.

We also know that the company will still support the Wii U and 3DS while working on the NX.

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