Last week, Eurogamer released a detailed report on Nintendo’s next major video game device code named NX. According to their report (which has been corroborated by The Wall Street Journal, IGN, and others), NX is a handheld-console hybrid powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chip. This would signal a significant shift in architecture for Nintendo, as GameCube, Wii, and Wii U all ran on Power PC tech.

With this in mind, Digital Foundry has decided to analyze the possibility of NX emulating GameCube and Wii titles. NX is not expected to have any natural backwards compatibility, but could the Nvidia Tegra X1 adequately emulate a GameCube or Wii, allowing Nintendo to release their games for NX Virtual Console? Digital Foundry ran some tests using the Dolphin emulator on an Nvidia Shield TV (also powered by the Tegra X1), and their results were a bit mixed, but positive overall. You can check out the results by clicking above!

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Ben Lamoreux

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