- July 2, 2015 at 10:24 pm #70737Lil’ ½ DeadMember
Things may be heating up more quickly for the codenamed Nintendo NX console than previously thought.
Digitimes reports Nintendo has been visiting their supply chain partners recently and has ordered pilot production on the new system from Foxconn Electronics. This initial manufacturing is likely to begin in October at the latest.
Additionally, mass production on the system is rumored to begin sometime in May or June 2016, with a possible launch in July 2016. They’re expected to talk more about the system sometime next year, and several other companies are likely to join in on production.
It’s unclear if these rumors suggest a simultaneous global launch or a gradual roll out, although the same outlet reports Nintendo is expecting to ship 20 million consoles in its first year. IGN has reached out to Nintendo for a statement.
A number of rumors have been circulating the internet since the NX’s first reveal, including ones of the console being Android-powered (which Nintendo later refuted), and of the new Legend of Zelda title debuting simultaneously on the NX and Wii U.
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