GameStop Confirms Nintendo NX Will Use Physical Media

Perhaps the return of cartridge based video games?

Nintendo NX

There has been a plethora amount of rumors and speculation pieces covering the upcoming Nintendo NX console. Likely due to the fall of Nintendo’s last console release, the Wii U, gamers, publishers, developers, and retailers are all talking about the NX. Now new confirmation has been revealed from GameStop that the code named NX console will, in fact, use physical media.

One of the more popular rumors about the Nintendo NX had to do with the media formats the console would use. There were several suggestions made that the NX console would only play digital media, but according to GameStop, that is not the case at all.

Thanks to GameRant, we now know that GameStop CEO Paul Raines confirmed that the Nintendo NX will use physical media during a recent earnings call. CEO Paul Raines stated the following.

“Nintendo’s NX will have physical media, we will play a role in it, our pre-owned business will also play a role. So we’re excited about that. I would say that the fact that there are rumors of that type (digital media only) just confirms for you that this is an important console for next year.”

Furthermore, there were rumors in the past that Nintendo would return to the cartridge based video game media format. This would allow enough storage for a video game and it would be a better option for storage and collecting. Although it was not stated in particular the type of format Nintendo NX would be using for its physical media.

We’ll likely hear more about the Nintendo NX in the coming months as the company nears its expected launch date of March 2017.