Report suggests Nintendo may bring back cartridges for new NX console

The latest report from the Wall Street Journal out of Tokyo may confirm earlier rumours that Nintendo are returning to the days of old using game cartridges for its upcoming gaming console, the Nintendo NX.

Nintendo previously used older style cartridges in its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Nintendo 64 consoles but moved onto more modern disc formats starting with the GameCube in 2000.

Unlike their home gaming systems, Nintendo's portable gaming consoles have continued to use cartridges even to this day, although the storage-medium in todays 3DS are quite different to the older ones used by the likes of the Game Boy and Game Boy Colour. It is likely that any cartridge used in their modern console will be similar to those used by the 3DS.

It is reported that a move to modern flash cartridges could be effective at curbing piracy and improving the speed and durability of the storage. This also ties in well with previous reports that the new console will be a hybrid console that is portable but can also be used connected to a TV.

Source: Wall Street Journal via Gizmodo

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