The Nintendo NX is probably one of the most controversial game consoles in recent memory. It is controversial because up until now, Nintendo is silent when it comes to giving specifications about their upcoming game console.
People do not want to be left in the wild, so they speculate on things. Earlier this year, it was rumored that the Nintendo NX will probably be using game cartridges instead of gaming discs.
That is because a former game cartridge manufacturer that Nintendo employed got its job back. It is not known if they are going to create the cartridges but it is known that they are going to work for Nintendo again.
Now, the Nintendo 3DS has its game cartridge but there is already a manufacturer that does that for the said game console.
The Nintendo Wii U is already making use of digital discs (albeit, has some unique features compared to a conventional disc).
So, one can speculate that the former game cartridge manufacturer will be making game cartridges for the Nintendo NX.
Just recently, that rumor has been reinforced because of a discovery. You see, the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game will ship in game cartridges. As you may have previously known, the game will be available on the Nintendo Wii U and also for the Nintendo NX.
The Nintendo NX is already making use of discs, so one can only assume that the game cartridge is going to be used for the upcoming Nintendo NX game console.
My friend has a Super Nintendo Entertainment System and up to this day, he still has his old games with him; alive and well.
If Nintendo will opt to use game cartridges with their upcoming gaming console, it would be great news for people who wants to collect all of their Nintendo stuff.
It would be unlikely, though, that Nintendo will make use of those bulky game cartridges used in its previous gaming systems (like the NES and the Super SNES).
We’re most likely going to see a smaller version of the game cartridge as it would not take up much space in the gamer’s room.
If the game cartridges being used for the Nintendo NX will be small and compact, it will also justify another rumor that the Nintendo NX is a portable game console.
A lot of people might shy away from game cartridges but they actually have a lot of use than discs.
For one, game cartridges will have better loading times and they will also have better durability as well.
It will also iron out any memory-related problems as well because of the fact that the memory module is embedded inside of the cartridge.
If this is going to be true, the Nintendo NX will be the game console to watch out for come March 2017.