Nintendo NX
[Representative Image] Nintendo NX is rumoured to featured cartridges instead of Blu-ray discs. Pictured: An attendee plays the Super Smash Bros game for Nintendo 3DS at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, June 11, 2014.Reuters

Rumours regarding Nintendo's upcoming console, Nintendo NX, do not seem to end, with a new one suggesting that the console could opt for cartridges instead of Blu-ray discs.

The report, originally from Screen Critics (via Ars Technica), said Japanese company Macronix spoke in its financial report about having "higher expectation" for its "NOR Flash" business for its current fiscal year. The company is known to be a chip supplier of "some sort" for Nintendo NX.

Ars Technica notes that though the report lacks mention of "ramping-up of 32GB-capacity chips" or of selling chips to Nintendo.

But it said there were hints in Macronix's financial report that could be indicating its plans for Nintendo NX.

Nintendo had earlier stated that its new console would not be sold at a loss and one way to make it happen is to remove the "bulky, expensive" optical disc drive and sell it with an on-board flash memory as an entry-level model.

"Even as it has toyed with DLC, Nintendo has continued to prioritise getting finished versions of games into stores, and if the production cost can stay close to discs, then a flash card or a retro-looking cartridge would work out in Nintendo's favour," the Ars Technica report said.

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