According to industry insider Tamaki of Unseen64, the Nintendo NX will not compete with the PlayStation 4 (and presumably the Xbox One) on a power level. The claim was made in a tweet early today, and the rumor is now making its rounds around the Internet, which can’t be good for Nintendo.
The NX is definitely not aiming to compete with the likes of PS4 on a power level. Absolutely sure of that now.
— Tamaki (@Doctor_Cupcakes) July 3, 2015
Whether or not this is actually true remains to be seen, as Nintendo has yet to comment on the story. If the NX isn’t nearly as powerful as the two most popular home consoles, this could lend more credence to the idea that this is going to be a hybrid handheld/console, as many have suggested.