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Here’s something pretty interesting. It looks like UK supermarket Tesco has just spilled the beans on the release date and price for Nintendo’s upcoming console, Codename NX. Though it probably hasn’t, really.

This morning some eagle-eyed folk spotted that Tesco had a listing for the new and currently announced Nintendo NX – or to be more specific the “Nintendo NX Wii U” as the listing calls it. This listing has no picture, no information, and a release date of December 31, 2016 and a price of £349.99.

Now, while this may have many of us jumping for joy at the prospect of Nintendo’s next console coming before the proposed March 2017 release, it’s likely just a place holder at this point and the listing really has no substance.

The only thing that could remotely be true is the console’s £350 price tag, which in reality is pretty damn expensive for what the device is supposed to be: a hybrid portable / home console.

That being said, with the console rumoured to be sporting an NVIDIA Tegra mobile chip, offering a device such as this close to smartphone pricing (which are anything north of £500) wouldn’t be that steep of an asking price provided the features that come with are remotely similar or more appealing than paying the same price for an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

I wouldn’t go as far to say that this listing holds any truth to it, but at the same time I wouldn’t dismiss it entirely. All I know is that Nintendo really need to pull out the big guns if they have any hopes of catching up to Microsoft and Sony.

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