For over a year, the gaming community was lead to believe a rumor that Nintendo NX will be designed to support digital downloads. This was mainly due to a patent over a hardware component, which was a sign that no optical disk drive would be added. But the rumor has finally been shattered.
According to IGN, news comes from an investor earnings call in May. The detailed reported was initially posted on Yahoo but was later caught by Gaming Bolt. Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop, said. “It will have physical media, we will play a role in it, our pre-owned business will also play a role. So we’re excited about that.”
While fans can rest assured they would be able to grab a physical copy of the upcoming Super Mario for Nintendo NX, GameStop execs decided to remain mum on the cartridge rumor, but neither are they in the loop.
“We saw those rumors, and so obviously we can’t comment on them. I don’t think we know anything about it anyway,” Raines said.
Even if Nintendo NX adapted cartridges in the console, GameStop’s executive vice president Mike Mauler believes it would be an advantage for them as “cartridges are much simpler to refurbish and repackage.”
In other news, a new report on VG 24/7 has shared CD Projekt Red’s views on Nintendo NX. Apparently, the communication manager from the studio said that the company “know things” regarding Nintendo NX.
While they didn’t reveal any important details, Fabian Mario Doehla, the communication manager, said that Nintendo NX “will be spectacular,” during an interview with Rocket Beans TV.
Nintendo NX pricing still hasn’t been confirmed. But according to PC Advisor, the console will be priced at around £200 but could also go up to £300. The CEO of the company revealed that NX won’t be designed and priced at a range that would incur loss to the company.
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