New Nintendo Gaming Console to Come with the Same Xbox One and PS4 x86 AMD Chip

Last May, Nintendo announced its new console was already in the works. Several months later, another statement gave details that a system-on-a-chip (SOC) was being developed by its experts. Now, rumors are flying left and right that U.S. semiconductor firm AMD has been contracted by the gaming giant to make its SOCs. Tech news website Kitguru claims several industrial sources say Nintendo’s next-generation gaming console will be equipped with graphics technologies designed by AMD.

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 3DS Demo Shows Data Transfer for Full Game

Nintendo announced the special demo version of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire that allows players to transfer some content into the full game on Friday. The Japanese game company said the demo consist of “gameplay that players won’t experience anywhere else.” Nintendo didn’t further explain what exact details they’ll add but teases a familiar Pokemon creature that can now Mega Evolve can be obtained while playing the demo.

Nintendo and Docomo join forces to offer 3DS tethering in Japan

Starting tomorrow, Nintendo will offer a 3DS tethering app for select Android-powered smartphones and tablets on Japan’s Docomo wireless network. The  exclusive app, called Kantan (Easy) Tethering, will be available through the Google Play store and Docomo’s bundled dmenu app. At launch, it will only be compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone – which also happens to be debuting in the Japanese market tomorrow.