Nintendo NX will start trial production in Q3 2016, with volume production to begin in early Q4 2016 – a quarter ahead of schedule.
That’s according to DigiTimes, who cite their sources as being Taiwan-based supply chain makers involved in the process.
Foxconn Electronics will undertake more than 40 percent of the initial production, with Misumi Electronics and Hosiden to handle the rest. Those that are involved with component manufacture include chassis maker Foxconn Technology, NAND flash memory maker Macronix International, CMOS image sensor design house Pixart Imaging, and power supply maker Delta Electronics.
Nintendo NX production was originally planned to start in Q2 2016, but had been delayed until Q1 2017 after there had been changes to design and specification.
DigiTimes’ sources have also backed Eurogamer’s report that it will be a portable, handheld console that has detachable controllers, and will use Nvidia’s ARM-architecture Tegra X1.