Nintendo has been keeping quiet about the details of its next-generation console, but it appears that something that has been rumored in the past might actually be true. The Wall Street Journal has reiterated reports that instead of using discs, the Nintendo NX console will use cartridges just like the company’s existing Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
Nintendo has not officially confirmed anything about the console of course.
Other reports suggest that the Nintendo NX is actually going to be more of a powerful handheld console with detachable controllers and can be docked to extend the gameplay experience on TVs.
Well, it looks like we have confirmation about the cartridges at least. Quoting “people familiar with the matter,” The Wall Street Journal reports that the Nintendo NX is going to use cartridges instead of discs. Cartridges can carry less data. Discs for consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can hold as much as 50GB of data and even then some games require players to download further content on the console’s hard drive, so it is an odd choice. Hopefully, we will find out more info soon before it launches. The console will be released in March next year, then we will know.