We reported in the past that the NX – Nintendo’s upcoming console, said to blend home and portable gaming – will use cartridges as its physical media. In a new report from the Wall Street Journal, that information looks to be gaining validity, as “people familiar with the matter” have said that the new system won’t use discs.
Currently, the only Nintendo system to use cartridges is the 3DS. It’s unknown what capacity these cartridges will have. Most modern games come in at over 50GB – far larger than amount that can be held by the 3DS' physical media.
This news joins other reports of the system, namely that it will feature detachable controllers that book-end both sides of the screen. When taken home, the system will purportedly be placed inside a dock, and hooked up to a television.
The NX is set to launch in March, 2017. No official details have surfaced on the system. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch simultaneously on both the Wii U and NX. You can read our hands-on coverage of the Wii U version here.