Nintendo is planning to launch their next console, code named NX, in March of next year, but they’ve still yet to reveal it to the public. With just six months left to go and no word from Nintendo, some have speculated that it could be delayed, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to both Chinese electronics newspaper DigiTimes and insider Emily Rogers, NX has entered into the early, trial stages of production.
Rogers first reported three days ago that NX is in the early stages of production, that its hardware has been finalized, and that there is a “zero percent chance” that it will be delayed from its planned launch in March. Following this, DigiTimes announced today that Foxconn has undertaken trial production of the NX. According to DigiTimes’ sources, annual production of NX is estimated at around 10 million units.
It should be noted that DigiTimes has previously reported that NX was set to begin production in late 2015 and early 2016, but that production was delayed to allow for mobile compatibility and potential VR functionality. While Nintendo has given no indication that VR functionality is planned, The Wall Street Journal has corroborated the report that it will feature mobile support.
Note: The image used here is a fan-made mock-up and not an official image of Nintendo’s NX.