Some very interesting reports have emerged this afternoon regarding Nintendo's new home console. According to the Wall Street Journal website, Nintendo have already been distributing devkits for the NX to developers, meaning development of the hardware could be much further along than previously thought.
The hardware will reportedly include "industry-leading chips" and a "mobile unit that could either be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use." This mobile unit may well be the device discovered by NeoGAF earlier this year, which will apparently include scrollable shoulder buttons along with a touchscreen and just two face buttons instead of four.
It's all a bunch of wild internet speculation right now, but if this all ends up being true it could end up going beyond what I wanted the Wii U to do back when it was called Project Cafe - offering a remote-play-style console experience on the go, whilst simultaneously removing the need for another separate handheld console. A full reveal for the NX (along with its actual name) is expected at next year's E3,with analysts predicting that it could arrive before the end of 2016 (possibly with the new Zelda game as a launch title.)
So, with all we can do until then is discuss the potential this hardware could have, do you think this report has a hint of truth? Will we finally see home and handheld gaming unified in one hardware experience? Let us know in the comments!