According to rumours… YES!
Nintendo may be intent on keeping us in the dark about its latest hardware, but Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Electronics has reportedly been given the go-ahead from Nintendo to commence “pilot production” of the NX as early as this coming October.
Digitimes is reporting that Nintendo has been visiting its” supply chain partners” with a view to submit orders by February or March 2016.
Mass production on the system is rumoured to start sometime in May/June 2016, with a possible launch as early as July 2016.
According to Digitmes, Nintendo is looking to ship 20 million Nintendo NX (Nintendo NXes? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE PLURAL SHOULD BE HERE) in the first year of sale.
Does 20 million sound a little optimistic to you? That’s considerably more sales than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in their debut year, and double the number of Wii U units shipped in the last three years combined. Got to love Nintendo’s optimism.
We’ve reached out to Nintendo for a comment and will update as/when/if we get one.
Are you tempted to pick up the Nintendo NX at launch?