Report: analysts expect Nintendo to 'release NX details by early October'

The consensus is that the system will be a console/handheld hybrid.

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Amid reports of Nintendo's stock soaring higher than Mario equipped with P-Wing power following its announcement of Super Mario Run, analysts told the Wall Street Journal that they expect the company to "release NX details by early October."

Nintendo's due to (finally) pull the NX rabbit out of its hat. Poring over financial statements revealed that Nintendo plans to launch NX in March 2017 alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both Wii U and NX, with new Mario and Pokemon games following on its heels.

That leaves roughly five months to educate consumers and buyers on what, exactly, the NX is. Reports from sources close to Nintendo claim the NX will take the form of a tablet-style console/handheld hybrid that you can hook up to your TV while at home, then detach and play on the go. Other reports indicate detachable controllers, and games running on cartridges instead of optical discs.

Still other reports claim the NX will be compatible with Nintendo's smartphone games—meaning you might be able to play Super Mario Run, Pokemon Go, and Miitomo on the same console that runs Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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