Nintendo revealed everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch including price, release date, and games.
Nintendo announced the release date, price, and games for the Switch. If you missed the presentation, click on the large image above and start the video, heads up – the presentation runs about one hour and six minutes.
Nintendo Switch is a handheld system equipped with Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R). The new console can be played in the comfort of your own home or on the move. Streamed every where on Jan. 12th, Nintendo Switch had its own presentation broadcasted from Tokyo and was filled with a load of information on the new console.
The system is a home gaming system at heart but is dynamic enough to be taken on-the-go. Nintendo Switch will come with a Joy-Con grip which you can attach (L) and (R) controllers using it as one controller.
In addition, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a dock which holds the main console and enables TV connection including an HDMI cable and an AC adapter come with the system.
Essentially, the Nintendo Switch breaks down into three modes; the handheld, TV mode, and a tabletop mode. For the handheld mode, attach the Joy-Cons to the base and go; connect the system to the dock to enable TV mode while the Joy-Cons are attached to the Joy-Con Grip or connect to a standalone controller (similar to Xbox or PS4 controllers). Lastly, bring the “tablet” anywhere and prop it up with the built-in stand and use the detached Joy-Cons to play against and with friends.
Launch Date and Price
- March 3rd 2017
- $299.99 is the cost of the console
System Specs, Joy-Con Controllers, Battery Life
- 6.2-inch multi-touch screen – displays 1280 x 720 resolution
- Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R): independently used in each hand
- Joy-Con grip turns (L) and (R) Joy-Con’s into one controller
- Joy-Con Straps
- More than six hours of battery life
- The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for about 3 hours on one charge
- 32GB of internal memory: increase storage with microSDXC cards
- Joy-Con (L) has a capture button to instantly take in-game screenshots to share on social media. Joy-Con (R) includes an NFC touch-point to interact with amiibo characters.
- IR Motion Camera which can detect distance, shape, and motion of nearby objects. Detecting distance while a players hand forms a different shape is now possible with the IR motion camera. Nintendo used “Rock, Paper, Scissors” as an example.
- Both Joy-Con controllers have HD rumble which provides a real-life feel that simulates pouring water or shaking a glass filled with ice, let’s say.
- Software is not region locked.
Nintendo Switch Third-Party Publishers
- Electronic Arts (EA)
- Take-Two Interactive
- Warner Bros.
- Bethesda Softworks
For the exclusive list of Nintendo Switch Games, click here.