Nintendo files a patent for a new console
Nintendo has recently filed a patent for a new console that, according to a schematic spotted by NeoGAF, “is not provided with an optical disk drive”. What this means is that whatever console Nintendo is filing a patent for will not read game data on a disc and will instead read game data from an internal hard drive. In addition, the patent also stipulates features like optical communication and a server that permits users to bypass using “a recording medium”.
All of this points to Nintendo developing a console that operates on a digital basis or offers a game streaming service. Could this mean an end of game discs for Nintendo and will that benefit the company or will it disrupt the common practices that Nintendo fans have been accustomed to for their whole life. Moreover, could this console be the NX which Nintendo has remained deliberately quiet about. Stay tuned for more details about the patent and Nintendo’s future plans for the development of a new console.
Source: IGN US