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With release expected in March next year, rumours around the Nintendo NX will continue to grow. Assuming the original release window is still in place, the big N will be showing more of the system to partners and, presumably, getting closer to unveiling the hardware.

As we suggested in an article considering the pros and cons of Nintendo's ongoing public silence, chatter around the system and potentially genuine leaks become more likely with each passing day. Now, the moderating team on the NX subreddit claim to have details from a source at a major retailer, stating that the source is in a position to have potentially seen some information regarding the upcoming hardware.

Intriguingly, some details match some that we've shared previously, both in the July 'Eurogamer' reports and subsequent articles. We've produced summaries of the key claims from the Reddit post below, and in bold are claims that we've also heard from sources in the past. Retail specific details are certainly new and intriguing, while general concept remarks are relatively familiar; it's another set of reports adding a little weight to some of the potential leaks from during the summer.

First, in terms of Marketing:

  • "Interact with games on the go" is apparently a key marketing phrase, seen on a poster. We've heard of similar phrasing (focused on playing games on the go, rather than 'interacting') as a promotional message for the system.
  • Mario launch title reportedly prominent on early 'posters'.
  • At least four games 'on deck' for launch, presumably meaning high-profile titles to push day one sales.
  • Demo units expected in stores in February.
  • Base price of $299.99, it seems.
  • Bundle expected but content is unclear, potential price of $399.99.

Then there are some packaging details reported, too.

  • Packaging described as 'clean and simple', slightly bigger box than for Wii U.
  • Colour scheme on packaging said to be white and blue.
  • Packaging says NX but may be placeholder, as art / images of the system were redacted / blurred out.

In terms of features, at the time of writing the Reddit moderators have already retracted some claims made from a second source that has been disproven. That shows how much salt should be taken with reports, but the following are still in place.

  • Games will be on cartridges
  • '4K streaming' mentioned, but the sense is that this'll refer to supporting 4K in apps like Netflix. Certainly conceivable, as the Xbox One S already supports this without the specification bump seen with the PS4 Pro.
  • 1080p and 60fps reportedly a focus in promoting gameplay. Less verification has been obtained on talk of the hybrid / portable aspect running at 900p; that's certainly something that we've heard in relatively loose talk.

Are these details definitely 100% accurate? It's impossible to say, and as always even verified sources that inspire confidence may have seen old or placeholder information. There are interesting details nonetheless, certainly enough to get us thinking about NX yet again.

What do you think of these reports? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to everyone that sent this in.