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Pokémon boss suggests the Nintendo NX is indeed a hybrid

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What we absolutely, certainly know about Nintendo’s upcoming NX could be written on the back of a postage stamp. We know that it’s supposed to be launching in March next year, and that it’s meant to appeal to the mainstream – but beyond that? Nada.

We do suspect though, that it’ll be a hybrid system that takes the best things about handheld gaming, and then allows you to plug it in to your TV making it more akin to a home console. If that’s true, it could be revolutionary.

Those fires have been stoked anew by comments from the Pokémon Company boss Tsunekazu Ishihara, who seems to have confirmed the rumours about the console’s hybrid nature in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

“The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device Ishihara said in the interview, adding that “We will make games for the NX.”

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His quote is of course open to interpretation, but it seems to me a tacit confirmation that the new console is a hybrid. It’s worth noting that The Pokémon Company isn’t wholly owned by Nintendo, and runs as its own entity in partnership with developers Creatures and Game Freak. Given how tightly knit it all seems to be though, I don’t imagine that he’s merely commenting based on existing rumours and speculation.

Rumours right now suggest the NX to be a hybrid consoles powered by an Nvidia Tegra processor. It’s suggested it’ll have power that sits between the current console generation, and the last one – which is mighty impressive for a handheld.

I genuinely believe that Nintendo is busy cooking up something magical with the NX after the relative failure of the Wii U and its muddied marketing. And after the success of Pokémon Go, I imagine there’ll be games that utilise that sort

Last Updated: September 21, 2016


  1. Archdruid Kromas

    September 21, 2016 at 08:06

    Remember Alien:Ressurection? That is my thoughts on all hybrids.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 21, 2016 at 08:18

    So it’s the Prius of gaming consoles.


    • miaau

      September 21, 2016 at 08:38

      I was also thinking, since controllers and stuff run on batteries, will they have a hydrogen powered generator in the middle?


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 21, 2016 at 10:12

        As long as it’s not made by Samsung.


  3. HairyEwok

    September 21, 2016 at 08:21

    Also ambidextrous, the lefties wont feel out. I know there’s people who personally wanted the analog stick on the Xbox to be on the right side instead of the left.

    I like that mock-up design, looks comfortable especially if you can tilt the screen a bit to angle it better according how you hold the device, and also combat glare if there’ll be any.


    • miaau

      September 21, 2016 at 08:25

      Always wondered about that, but my mother, a lefty, will not even try to use our Xbox Controller to play even Tetris. So I do not know if it feels natural for Lefties, I did ask here. BUT my mother can write both left and right, so….. (When she was a child, the school she was at beat her till she used her right hand, to get the devil out of her. Great. Not a joke.)


      • Original Heretic

        September 21, 2016 at 08:26

        I thought Van Helsing was the Left Hand of God.

        Does that mean Van Helsing is… The Devil?!? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0135921e6acd4b7a8443e60987188b0e99e22f6f331efcc6af3298933fd5a5a6.jpg


        • miaau

          September 21, 2016 at 08:28

          Nah, not at all. It was a stupid thing some people had, an old myth to explain differences, Left Handed must be bad cause 90% of us are Right (Correct?) Handed.

          BUT, Mr Sandler (or is that the other guy, that has made one or good and plenty bad?), on the other hand……. Bet you cannot name one movie he was in that I enjoyed.


          • Original Heretic

            September 21, 2016 at 08:32

            Yeah, my uncle used to tell me stories about how he was treated as a lefty many years back. Some of the prejudices people had back then, all we can do now is shake our heads at them and say “Man, that’s messed up.”

            Yeesh, have to go way back to find a good Sandler movie. I enjoyed his earlier stuff. Waterboy, I loved.

            But for you…hmmm,…let’s see…. Airheads!? That was a cool movie!

          • miaau

            September 21, 2016 at 08:37

            Or, just, you know, not. In my opinion.

            Waterboy, I must be honest, is probably the only one that I sort of enjoyed.

          • Original Heretic

            September 21, 2016 at 08:41

            Yeah he gets a lot of hate these days. I also tend to avoid ANY movie that he’s in now. I made the huge mistake of watching Pixels recently. *shudder*

            Though, there is another of his that I love. ZOHAN!!
            You don’t mess with the ZOHAN! Ha! That movie does tend to crack me up.

  4. miaau

    September 21, 2016 at 08:22

    What is hybrid? Best of both? worst of both? All manner of sins covered, using the word hybrid.


  5. Original Heretic

    September 21, 2016 at 08:34

    If the NX turns out to be awesome, I’d consider getting it before I upgrade to the PS Pro. Especially is the new Zelda turns out to be as awesome as it currently appears it’s going to be.


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