What will Nintendo's NX gaming system look like? We may find out in early October

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We may finally find out what the NX will look like early next month.

According to the Wall Street Journal, analysts predict that Nintendo will unveil the NX gaming system in early October.

With Nintendo’s current console, the Wii U, nearing its final stages, Nintendo is poised to give some more concrete details about the NX. Set to launch in March, rumors about what the console will offer have been rampant. It is currently believed to be a console/handheld hybrid. It’s rumored to have almost as much power as the current PlayStation 4, which some gamers may find disappointing. Since it’s apparently being built to be used on the go, battery life is expected to be a key issue. It will be powered by Nvidia’s next line of Tegra chips, the X2. The Tegra chips have traditionally been used for mobile devices, only adding to the swirl of handheld rumors. It’s also rumored that the NX will be region-free, something that Nintendo has never done with its previous systems.

Nintendo has seen a wave of consumer excitement and positive press this summer. First it launched Pokémon Go, a mobile game that allowed players to catch Pokémon in the real world. It quickly became a global phenomenon, with mobs of people running after monsters. Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, then dressed up as Mario during the Rio Olympics closing ceremony to hype the 2020 games in Tokyo. Then on Wednesday, Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, walked onstage during the iPhone 7 press event to unveil Super Mario Run. With this string of announcements, Nintendo has seen its stocks jump up 13 percent since Wednesday.

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