UPDATE: A representative from Nintendo of America has responded to our inquiry on the matter stating, “Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation.”
ORIGINAL: It appears as though Nintendo is getting ready for the future as they are rumored to be working on a next-gen machine of some sort. The rumor stems from a post on NeoGAF as well as Playeressence.com.
From NeoGaf user wsippel:
“Almost certainly off-topic, but I don’t quite want to make a new thread, because it would go to shit quickly,” he said. “Also, I’d need to post a source, and I don’t really want to get people in trouble.
“Anyway, Nintendo apparently started working on a new platform in early 2013 and has already selected a vendor for the SoC after talking to several potential candidates. The SoC might be based on an existing design, but will be changed to fit Nintendo’s requirements. I assume it’s for their next handheld, though.”
When putting the pieces together, it would make sense that Nintendo is working on the follow up to the 3DS that could be announced as soon as this year. The rumored machine is expected to have the “power of a console in the form of a handheld.”
For now, take this rumor simply for what it is: a rumor. We have reached out to Nintendo for comment, and are awaiting a response from the company.
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