— Nintendo Enthusiast:
Nintendo has been extremely careful not to talk about the NX until the anointed time. Due to the intense levels of silence and secrecy, rumors have been churning for a little over a year now. Interestingly enough, rumors of a new system appeared quite some time before the late Satoru Iwata first made mention of the console. Those rumors actually spoke of a potential hybrid system in the works.
While there is still next to nothing known about the Nintendo NX, the factor of it possibly being a hybrid still hasn’t been completely removed from the equation. Nothing like this has ever been done before. Nintendo is no stranger to introducing radical new ideas, so, not only is this right up its alley, but it could also be the most logical step for the company.