It would appear as though Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will be providing the processor that powers Nintendo’s next generation platform, the Nintendo NX. Venture Beat is reporting that Lisa Su who is the AMD CEO and president has said that they have won a contract which would see the company create semi-custom chip design in a deal which is estimated to be worth around a billion US dollars in sale over lifetime. The publication reports that Nintendo will make the leap from IBM’s PowerPC to x86-based (AMD and Intel) architecture. AMD chief financial officer Devinder Kumar said in December that “I will say that one is x86 and the other is ARM, and at least one will be beyond gaming, right. … They [the customers] are going to announce it and then … you will find out that it is AMD’s APU that is being used in those products.” You can read the full story here.