A few weeks ago we reported that Nintendo had announced plans to build a gaming PC, the Sona, in partnership with Microsoft.
Today the Japanese company has announced that it has signed a deal to build the console.
It will be based on the Nintendo Switch, a console that has been released in 2017 for $399.99.
However, it will have a lot of ports, as well as some other upgrades, like the Nvidia Shield tablet controller and a wireless charging port.
The company also confirmed that it will be making a new version of its Wii U game console, called the NX, which will have the same specs and launch date as the Switch.
It will be available in the third quarter of 2021, and will be priced at $399 USD.
In a statement, Nintendo says it will build a “cool and stylish gaming PC” based on a Nintendo Switch console.
The platform is designed for gamers who are looking for a new way to play games and wants to play at home with their family and friends.
The company will use a customised version of the Nintendo ARM SoC, which it says is the “world’s most advanced graphics processor”.
The company says the ARM SoCs’ power management and graphics processing units are designed to offer a superfast GPU that can render 3D content at 60 frames per second, and an “unparalleled” GPU performance for gaming.
The project will also include the support of Microsoft, who will offer the new platform for free to its developers.
Microsoft is known to be working on its own gaming PC at the moment, which would allow the company to offer Xbox games for free, and potentially to sell the console in the future.