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Rumor: NX Development Kit Dimensions Leaked

by Joe Juba on Aug 31, 2016 at 07:54 AM

Though Nintendo has yet to make any formal announcement regarding the capabilities of its upcoming system (codenamed "NX"), various reports have been swirling around it for months. The latest purported info should be of particular interest to those wondering about the NX's specific dimensions.

According to Let's Play Video Games, the development unit (which could differ from the final production model) is about 11 inches wide and 3.6 inches tall (281mm x 92mm) with the controllers attached. The unit reportedly allows the sides to be detached and function as controllers, which would decrease the width.

Another interesting bit is included in the report: Apparently the NX is currently region-free, which would make it easy for owners to import and play games not released in their home territories. 

We should know the truth of these leaks and rumors soon enough; since the NX is slated to release in March 2017, Nintendo can't stay tight-lipped forever. The company to leave the NX out of its E3 plans in favor of a still-unannounced reveal event. 

[Source: Let's Play Video Games]

Our Take
These rumors seem consistent with previous patents that Nintendo has filed, but until Nintendo makes an official announcement, it's hard to put too much stock in homemade diagrams; believing this kind of thing has gone badly before. Even so, I've already written about how excited I am for the potential of a new Nintendo system with these capabilities, so I'm hoping some of rumors turn out to be true. All of the speculation and excitement is interesting, but I'm ready for some concrete, 100-percent reliable info to be released.