Monday, June 13, 2016

Is Nintendo NX Compatible with WII U?

Nintendo NX
Nintendo has maintained time and again that the NX isn't "the next version of Wii or Wii U," as president Tatsumi Kimishima said last December 2016. "[NX] is something unique and different."

That doesn't mean that the NX will be backward compatible with Wii U, or that it won't replace it. In fact, reports have pointed to the system being a very different kind of thing indeed: a console and handheld hybrid. In October, the Wall Street Journal reported that the hardware "would likely include both a console at least one mobile unit," using — get ready for it — "industry-leading chips," ensuring that it's more powerful than Wii U.

Based on that, rumors swirled that NX would take up the mantle of both Nintendo's home and portable consoles. But just last May, a Japanese publication reported that a potential portable console successor was in the works, codenamed MH.

The NX will also connect to smartphones, PCs and other Nintendo systems thanks to the company's newly unified membership service. First announced alongside the NX in March 2015, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Account platform earlier this year. Gamers can register for one now; it connects to their social media and Nintendo Network accounts.

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