IHS reports Nintendo ordering screens from suppliers for new device to be released this year
IHS says that they have heard from Nintendo’s suppliers that the company is ordering a bunch of screens for a device to ship later this year. IHS’s Hiroshi Hayase said this about what they’ve heard from suppliers:
We expect a small recovery in shipments of flat-panel displays for game devices because of Nintendo’s new game hardware expected to be released in 2016
This sounds like the handheld version of NX. The NX console may released this year too or perhaps it will ship in 2017.
Either way, it sounds like we’re getting some new Nintendo hardware this year. Whatever it is, it will at least have a screen in it. This points towards a next-gen portable more than anything though a new console can’t be far behind. AMD has already hinted they are preparing an APU for a console maker for this year so it looks like Nintendo’s next-gen is starting soon!