Emily Rogers who is pretty reliable when it comes to all things Nintendo recently debunked a rumor that the upcoming NX console will feature a x86 architecture. Rogers claims she’s made contact with various people and is pretty confident that “NX is not using x86 architecture like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”
This means Nintendo will be heading its own route again, possibly missing out on developers who would have easily ported games to the NX console.
Rogers says “The NX has special, custom-made chips and the overall design of the hardware is very modern. The chips are industry leading because they are very modern chips, but having modern chips doesn’t necessarily mean Nintendo is aiming to create the most powerful hardware on the market.”
The upcoming Nintendo console, codenamed NX, will launch in March 2017