Nintendo’s Next Gen Handheld Gaming Console To Reportedly Launch By Year’s End

Nintendo hasn't been real forthcoming with details about its next-generation console codenamed "NX," but in lieu of official information, there's been plenty of rumors and speculation. One of the latest bit of speculative news to hit the web is that Nintendo is on target to launch its NX handheld by the end of the year.

That assumption is based on a flat-panel shipment report by market research firm IHS. The report specifically calls out Nintendo's forthcoming console as a reason why it expects flat-panel shipments to see a bit of an uptick in shipments this year.


"We expect a small recover in shipments of flat-panel displays for game devices because of Nintendo's new game hardware expected to be released in 2016," said Hiroshi Hayase, a senior principal analyst at IHS Technology.

IHS expects that shipments of flat-panels measuring 3.1 inches to 5 inches will jump to 16.5 million units in 2016, up from 14.1 million in 2015, and that OLED will go largely ignored by handheld game hardware players.

Coming as no surprise, Nintendo is refusing to comment on the rumor, and instead plans to divulge more details sometime later this year. That's nothing new for Nintendo, which hasn't said much at all about the NX system up to this point. The only official information to date is that it will replace the Wii U and 3DS.