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Nintendo Switch Will Have a New Competitor From a New Company, Wonder

By Muhammad Bilal Syahrir

We predict that it needs to have something very unique to make players want to buy and also stick with it. Especially when big companies’ consoles such as Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox are thriving right now. 


Have you ever thought of playing a mobile game that is overclocked and can be played on the big screen? Well, this is what you will get with a newly found startup, Wonder.

Andy Kleinman, CEO, and co-founder of Wonder sat with The Verge and explained their upcoming product. It looks similar to an Android smartphone, however, it runs a custom layer of software called WonderOS (tentative).

Not to mention, the product is crafted by Yves Behar. If you do not know who Behar is, he is a professional industrial designer.

Basically, the company overclocks the phone’s graphics processor like it were a PC gaming. It also allows the device to be displayed on a TV, similar to Nintendo Switch.

The reason behind the making of this idea, as mentioned by Kleinman, is that there is no company that is coming up with something unique at this moment. “Everyone has the same exact product,” he said.

Wonder

So, when will Wonder release? Kleinman confirms that it plans to release later next year. It will be a hardware package and a subscription service that grants Wonder users a smartphone, dock, controller, and access to a suite of software services.

At the moment, Kleiman and his team are working on various partnerships with high-end companies. They are working with phone makers, and also game developers from PC to consoles.

The product, which does not have a name at the moment obviously still needs a lot of work put into it. But will it strive in the gaming market?

We predict that it needs to have something very unique to make players want to buy and also stick with it. Especially when big companies’ consoles such as Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox are thriving right now.

Google Games Console is Coming to Rival PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Looks like we are going to have another competitor for gaming consoles. This time it will be Google to join the party. So, how is this Google console going to be? Curious? Find out the answer here. 

Not to mention, next year may be the year when PlayStation 5 revealed, which will obviously make people hyped. Also, their competitors are not just consoles, but also gaming smartphones such as the Razer phone or ROG Phone. But despite their competitors, we’ll see what Wonder have in store in the upcoming year.

Edited by Devi

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