There are rumors that Nintendo has started working on a next-gen console and the manufacturer has already chosen a system on chip design which is perhaps based on an existing SoC.
Reports are coming in that the company has already started developing a next-gen platform. Latest report (or rumor) comes from a neoGAF user Wsippel who believes that Nintendo is going to launch a new handheld.
“Nintendo apparently started working on a new platform in early 2013 and has already selected a vendor for the SoC after talking to several potential candidates. The SoC might be based on an existing design, but will be changed to fit Nintendo’s requirements. I assume it’s for their next handheld, though.” Wsippel said in a post on neoGAF.
The Wii U console that launched in 2012 did not turn any heads due to many aspects, the most important being the lack of big game titles. Therefore, the Playstation and Xbox still has the upper hand. Other than that, the Wii U had slightly better performance, but nothing mind-blowing. And the Nintendo console cannot even be compared with the latest next-gen consoles.
It’s not a surprise, given the following information, for Nintendo to make a move in bringing a next-gen console of their own on the market. But having it be a handheld version, that might be a bit tricky. They should be taking into account Playstation’s Vita most of all before making this step.
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