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Image: Eurogamer

It's been an interesting week for those that follow Nintendo closely. It began with Eurogamer publishing a variety of details around the Nintendo NX that were compiled from multiple sources. We spoke to Eurogamer's team and multiple sources of our own and, it seems, the details revealed are indeed largely reflective of the Nintendo NX platform, which is due for release in March 2017 and a reveal this year, likely in September.

While all details of this nature can change or be slightly different in the final product, it's clear that the broad concept of the NX has emerged. The concept diagram above may be simplistic, but it reflects the core concept of a tablet-like device with detachable controllers, which can be played on the TV using a base. Of particular interest there's also the news that Nvidia will be supplying the graphical power of the console, likely with a Tegra or similar bespoke chip. It could be the X1, which will be two years old when NX launch, but the new X2 seems more logical. That could be ideal if Nintendo is seeking a decent level of power (at or a little below 'current gen' PS4 / Xbox One levels) that's also affordable and with low power consumption, as is necessary for a portable device.

As you can see in the linked article at the top of the page, it also looks likely that NX will use cartridge media, which suits on-the-go gaming. Marketing is also likely to be kept simple - focused on the idea that you can play a game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WIld on the go and then pick up your progress at home on the TV.

Having considered this in detail in a reaction piece, and also tackled the logic of Nvidia's Tegra technology being used, a number in our team are optimistic about the NX concept. Based on conversations with sources the details seem solid, and if it's affordable and well designed we can envisage a broad audience being interested in the device. Conversations with gamers of various types and relationships with Nintendo reinforces that impression.

But we want to know what you think, now that the dust has settled on the revelations from earlier in the week. Are you excited about the concept for NX that's emerged, or rather concerned by what you've heard? Have fan-made mock-ups caught your eye? Share you thoughts in the polls and comments below.

What's your opinion on the NX concept that's been revealed this week? (3,410 votes)

  1. I love it, I think it could be amazing35%
  2. I quite like it23%
  3. I'm not sure what I think24%
  4. I'm not a big fan, but am open to being persuaded by Nintendo11%
  5. I don't like it7%

Based on the rumoured NX details, are you planning to buy one? (3,203 votes)

  1. Of course, day one!35%
  2. I'm interested, though need to see official details and pricing45%
  3. Hm, I don't know6%
  4. Not at the moment, but I'm open to changing my mind10%
  5. Nope, I don't like the concept and wouldn't buy one4%