Nintendo’s NX Console Going Retro With Game Cartridges?

By Staff  |  09/03/2016

Nintendo NX Game Cartridges

The Nintendo NX has yet to be officially unveiled, but the rumors continue to leak.

According to a WSJ report, the company plans to keep things old school with their new console, ditching optical discs in favor of game cartridges.

Nintendo already utilizes cartridges on its 3DS lineup.

The WSJ points out that there are technical advantages to using proprietary cartridges, including the increased capacity and speed of flash memory, as well as the actual size of the NX console. This would help, especially if a previous report that the NX will serve as both a portable device with a built-in screen and as a living room console, proves to be true.

Obviously, nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo, so we'll have to play the waiting game to find out. The NX is expected to launch in Spring 2017.