Nintendo NX
A mocked-up Nintendo NX logo (we're very skilled Photoshop users) Nintendo

Nintendo will show off their new NX gaming console behind closed doors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2016, according to a new report which says third party companies have been sent an invite to a showcase.

The report comes from Nintendo Enthusiast, whose editor-in-chief openly states at the start of the article that this is just a rumour at present, but one that comes from a source "who has been accurate about other things".

Their source also says that the NX will be comparable in terms of raw power to Microsoft's Xbox One, but made no comment on whether NX is a hybrid home and handheld device as has been rumoured for some time. They also say Nintendo is "looking at a lower, competitive price point" which in the UK would be around £250-300.

Nintendo showed off the Wii U at CES 2012, months before it was released at the end of that year, and the firm offered a glimpse at the device as well. Ever since the NX was announced in March 2015 Nintendo has repeatedly stated it wouldn't be announcing more details about the device until 2016.

Whether the rumoured behind closed doors demo for the NX happens alongside any sort of official announcement is unclear, but if it does it would further fuel speculation that the console will be released by the end of 2016.

Back in March we ran down five ways the Nintendo NX could be a huge success.

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