Patents filed by platform holder describe additional devices used to boost performance of a console

Nintendo NX could be cloud-based and feature upgradable hardware

A new US patent from Nintendo seems to suggest that a new system from the company – presumably the NX – can draw on other computing devices for additional processing power.

Patent application 20150343306 describes a system where a unit described as the ‘game console’ can then connect – either via wire, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi – with what are described as ‘supplemental computing devices’ to “increase the speed or quality of a user’s gaming experience”.

The idea is that a user’s system will connect with all available resources – be they local or further afield – and having tested their connection and latency then assign suitable processing tasks to that system, freeing up resources and increasing overall power.

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