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More information, game footage, and price details on Nintendo's new Switch gaming console

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2017 13:52 User comments (3)

More information, game footage, and price details on Nintendo's new Switch gaming console Nintendo has today announced new details on its newest gaming machine Switch. In a press conference earlier today the company gave us the pricing, release timeline, and some game footage.
In the United States the Switch will be available in March 3rd and suggested retail price is $299.99. In addition to the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and some markets in Europe will get Switch in early March.

Switch is a hybrid console that serves as a traditional gaming system connected to a TV as well as a portable tablet for gaming on the go. Switch includes a 6.2 inch 1280 x 720 HD display, an Nvidia chip, and 32 gigabytes of storage.

As you can see from the tweet below, the package includes the console, TV dock, left and right Joy-Con controller, Joy-Con grip, AC adapter, and an HDMI cable. Additional controllers cost $50 separately and $80 for a L/R combo. A pro controller which is meant only for the TV playing mode will also be available.

You can see game presentations, including Super Mario Odyssey, in the video of the press conference below. There are currently over 80 games, Skyrim and Fifa for example, in development for the Switch.




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3 user comments

117.1.2017 1:51

So basically it is a 6.2" phablet minus the phone with a low quality screen, an outdated ARM CPU clocked insanely low, and outdated GPU clocked much lower than that, a docking station, and some slide-on controller things. Based on the videos I've seen so far as well as the hardware specs, I would be very impressed if Skyim (a game from the PS3) was actually able to run while looking anything like the original. The Zelda demo only looked slightly better than something from the N64...and that's basically their in-house tech demo!

217.1.2017 11:48

Looks like a good idea but became poorly executed once they set a target cost of $300. If you take into account the cost of the controllers and the dock the difficulty is getting a high spec in a tablet that costs less than $200. IMO it would have better to up the price, max the specs and fully capture a smaller market than fail to partially capture a big one.

322.1.2017 11:24

Originally posted by KillerBug:
So basically it is a 6.2" phablet minus the phone with a low quality screen, an outdated ARM CPU clocked insanely low, and outdated GPU clocked much lower than that, a docking station, and some slide-on controller things. Based on the videos I've seen so far as well as the hardware specs, I would be very impressed if Skyim (a game from the PS3) was actually able to run while looking anything like the original. The Zelda demo only looked slightly better than something from the N64...and that's basically their in-house tech demo!
not everything should be about graphics. as long as they have good games hdmi and allow you to use a pro controller they should be fine..after all i think it was them forcing you to use a tablet last gen that killed the wii u.example i own a wii u but i only have mario wii u and i use the pro controller

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