A new Nintendo patent has emerged which is likely to be related to the upcoming NX platform. The patent was filed by Nintendo on June 3rd, 2014 and describes a patent for a game console which features a detachable computing device. Here’s the description of the patent along with an image of how it is supposed to work.
“Supplemental computing devices that provide processing and/or storage resources to game consoles to assist these game consoles in executing a game. In some instances, a game console locally executes a copy of a game using resources of the game console. In addition, however, the game console may couple to a supplemental computing device that includes resources that the game console may also utilize to increase the speed or quality of a user’s gaming experience. For instance, the supplemental computing device may couple via a physical connection (e.g., a wired connection) to the game console for processing data associated with the game and providing a result back to the console, and/or for storing game data on behalf of the game console.”
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