|Developer(s)||Super Leaf Studios, Nintendo|
|Manufacturer(s)||Super Leaf Studios|
|Product Family||Nintendo Future Family|
|March 20, 2016|
|Discontinued||December 31, 2017|
|Units sold||4.7 Million (as of December 31, 2017)|
|Best selling game||New Super Mario Bros. Reloaded|
|Media||NFX Blu-Ray Disc, Digital Download|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-5820K|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti|
|Backward Compatibility||LeafBox, Nintendo DS/3DS, Wii/Wii U, Others (Virtual Console)|
|Predecessor||Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, LeafBox|
|Successor||Nintendo Switch, LeafBox 2|
"This is the Future of Gaming." - Nintendo FutureX Slogan
The Nintendo FutureX, sometimes called the Nintendo FX or NFX, is a 9th Generation Console produced through the partnership between Super Leaf Studios and Nintendo.
In May 2015, Super Leaf Studios announced that they were jointly producing a console with Nintendo, that would supposedly surpass the current 8th Generation consoles in quality, possibly enough to be named a 9th Generation console. Work continued in Secret for several months, until It was officially announced in December 2015 as the Nintendo FutureX, with a release date of March 20, 2016. On that date, a launch party was held, where New Super Mario Bros. TV! was announced.
The Nintendo FutureX was launched with a handheld and home console variant, and a unique network to connect the entire family of consoles, called Nintendo FutureLynk. They are backwards compatible with all 7th and 8th Generation Nintendo Systems, Plus the Super Leaf Studios 8th Generation LeafBox.
Games on the Nintendo FutureX are distributed online on the eShop, or available through a customized Blu-Ray format. On April 15, 2016, an Updated eShop was released for the FutureX.
- 1x Home Console, 1TB
- Cords and Stuff
- 1x Wii U Gamepad
- 1x Wii Remote Plus
- 2x FutureX Controller
- $35 USD eShop Card
- 1x Handheld Console
- 1x Charging Cord
- 1x Charging Cradle
- 1x 3DS/DS Game Card Adapter
- $20 USD eShop Card
|Bundle Name||Price||Release Date||Games Included|
|Handheld + Home Bundle, Standard Edition||$399.99 USD||March 20, 2016||None|
|Home Console Only||$249.99 USD||March 31, 2016||None|
|Handheld Only||$159.99 USD||March 31, 2016||None|
The Nintendo FutureX was praised by critics for its power but due to It not having any major titles until 2 weeks after release with a port of New Super Mario Bros. Reloaded, It received a lot of negative criticism. One fan even wrote an angry e-mail to Super Leaf Studios criticizing the poor launch library, to which Legomaps of Super Leaf Studios responded: "We wanted to give people some time to make the move to the new unified system and get used to the design, but you can still play your older games on it. Our first major titles will be released in Q2 2016, so between April 1 and June 30."
The Nintendo FutureX was discontinued on December 31, 2017, due to poor sales and reception, as well as the release of the Nintendo Switch. Legomaps commented: "It was kind of an experiment, a testing ground for the Switch and LeafBox 2."