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When will Nintendo release a console capable of 4K output?

For the past 2 console generations (since the Wii in 2006), Nintendo has lagged behind competitors when it comes to the raw computational performance of their consoles and, more specifically, their output resolution (see wikipedia for a comparison). Given that 4K output is quickly replacing 1080p HD as the standard resolution across a majority of devices, if Nintendo's next console does not support it, it may be seen by many consumers as a mark against the console.

This question resolves on the date an official Nintendo console capable of outputting video at at least 4K* resolution is released for general public consumption.

Patents, announcements, and review units do not count.

*4K in this case means at least 3840 x 2160 pixels.


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