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The Nintendo Switch is a console, tablet hybrid with AAA publisher support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Oct 2016 21:07 User comments (3)

The Nintendo Switch is a console, tablet hybrid with AAA publisher support Nintendo has finally pulled back the curtain on the mysterious "NX" console, known officially as the Nintendo Switch.
The gaming company unveiled a "Preview Trailer" today showing off the console/tablet hybrid that has two detachable, one-handed controllers (Joy-Cons) that "can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller."

If you aren't a fan of the Joy-Con you can use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that looks similar to a traditional Xbox or other dual-analog controller.

The tablet connects to a TV via a dock, and can slide out easily when you want to take gaming on the go. "In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose," Nintendo added. "The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles."

Perhaps most importantly, Nintendo announced major third-party support, includingSquare Enix, Sega, Konami, Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, Take-Two, Warner Bros. and EA. This is a stark contrast to the Wii U which died after game publishers stopped supporting the console.

Check out the trailer below as it explains the system better than I could have:

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3 user comments

121.10.2016 18:54

Not interested nintendo has to do some expensive things to make this work.

1. it has to have 1 tb or larger storage for games.

2. must not be running android dumbed down versions of popular games like the ouya and nvidia shield

3. must be 200.00 or less of people to be able to afford the console

4. must be hackable and with that nasty looking cart no thank you


222.10.2016 9:11

Console looks awesome! Glad to see they are consolidating their handheld and console markets into 1 (or at least headed that direction)

- This will make it a breeze to play the newest titles on the go and at work

- Give Nintendo more time to develop for a single console providing a healthy stream of 1st party titles.

- less loading time with cartridges! Don't scratch or break as easily either!

- And it looks as a lot of Developers are on board for this one! Will definitely be pre-ordering!

322.10.2016 10:41

So I guess this is Nintendo's concession to Sony and Microsoft; instead of offering a product that can compete head-to-head, they're offering something less powerful and going after mobile gamers that are more likely to play on their phone. Wish they'd abandon hardware and just license out their titles.

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