Nintendo NX Release Date, News & Update: Leaked Details Teases 4K Support, Special Game Bundles And More

By RG Ferrer , Updated Oct 13, 2016 06:36 AM EDT
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Several interesting information has been unveiled about the upcoming Nintendo NX console. A Reddit post that contained leaked details from a retailer teased of the console's specifications, features and game bundles.

Nintendo NX will include support for 4K streaming as well as a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, according to a product leak posted on Reddit by user FlapSnapple. The said user cited its source as an employee who works for a large retailer.

The 4K support feature for the upcoming Nintendo console may excite a few fans given its streaming capabilities. The said feature will allow gamers to potentially stream online content from sites such as Netflix.

Apart from the two features, the Reddit leak also teased of Nintendo's marketing strategy for the said unit. Posters will include the slogan "Interact with your game on the go," which matches previous reports that hint of the Nintendo NX's dual function as a standard console and handheld gaming device.

The gaming company also plans to deploy demo units to various retailers beginning February 2017. The Nintendo NX unit will also retail at $299.99 while a unit while game bundle will cost $399.99. However, details of the bundle package were not disclosed.

Gamers can expect to see a minimum of 4 gaming titles during the Nintendo NX's upcoming launch. The gaming company is also looking to implement a co-branding strategy with the popular game "Mario" for its promo posters.

The soon-to-be-released console will also come with a product box that features a clean and simple design. Similar to the Wii U's packaging, the Nintendo NX's box will sport a two-toned color design specifically with the colors white and blue.

In other news, several reports have indicated speculations that the upcoming Nintendo NX will be named "Nintendo Duo." A social media post that showed a snapshot of an alleged Nintendo "software partner briefing" reportedly revealed the console's name.

After the said online post became viral, the creator of the alleged "Nintendo Duo" image revealed that it was untrue. Twitter user @VOOK64 unveiled a photo that showed his photoshopped creation, iDigital Times reported.

The Nintendo NX is expected to be released in March 2017. Learn some of the console's specifications in the clip below:

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