For as long as Nintendo NX rumors have been circulating, the idea that the hardware will function as a console and handheld hybrid has regularly agreed upon. A set of recent job positions straight from Nintendo may incline otherwise.
As noted on International Business Times‘ website, Nintendo Of America is currently hiring for retail lead positions for portable devices and for home consoles. While one could safely assume that these are designed for the current Nintendo handheld the Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming NX, it is possible that the Nintendo NX is not the all-in-one device it was believed to be.
Since Nintendo Of America is already a thriving company, the current Nintendo 3DS market lead probably has a steady job. But if the NX is actually the mobile hybrid it seems to be, that addresses the remaining life span of the 3DS. Titles for upcoming 3DS games do not span far into 2017, indicating that the games are either not in production or being held under wrap.
It is possible, because no one but Nintendo seems to know much about this mysterious console, that a home and handheld version exists. While most fans would be excited to take The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on their daily commute, the power limitations of NVidia Tegra chip does not directly compete with graphic fidelity found in the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The Tegra processing chip currently powers upper-tier Apple iPads, which do feature several high level games.
While these job postings are over one month old, they do exist. If the NX is two seperate devices, then having two separate positions makes logical sense. Based on one interpretation from recent Eurogamer information, the Nintendo NX will connect to televisions through a docking system for traditional gameplay and then sever to become a mobile handheld, deeming the 3DS obsolete with its inferior graphics card.
More news on the ever elusive Nintendo NX is expected later this year, with its release date set for March of 2017. Other recent rumors deduce that the platform will receive Mario, Pokemon and The Legend Of Zelda titles within six moths of launch. Is the Nintendo NX gonna give it to ya? Wait along with the rest of us to find out.
Thanks Paidenthusiast for the tip!