A few months ago, the rumour that the NX would be using cartridges instead of the now traditional discs surfaced on the internet, intriguing all gamers alike. As it has always been, people were skeptical of the rumour, although many also agreed that it wasn’t entirely out of the question. However, this rumour has now gained strength thanks to the all-seeing eyes of a NeoGAF user who found this interesting tidbit in the trademark filing for Breath of the Wild, which will be releasing for the NX as well as the Wii U. Click the image below for a better view:
Notice how the Goods and Services section mentions “video game cartridges”. The user who discovered this also showed off other Wii U titles and none of them mentioned cartridges. He also showed some 3DS titles which do make mention of cartridges as well. You can catch the original post on NeoGAF’s forum page.
The use of cartridges wouldn’t be the worst of ideas, as they allow for more storage than in the past, and they are exceptionally cheaper than discs. The NX is also rumoured to be unveiled this upcoming September at the Tokyo Game Show, so perhaps we won’t have to wait long before we learn the truth behind this rumour.