Earlier today, Nintendo has revealed some of the details that we are eager to see on the company’s hybrid handheld console, the Nintendo Switch. While most hardware specs weren’t revealed on the event itself, some of the important things are already confirmed including the price of $300 and the launch date which will be on March 3, 2017.
If you think that the Nintendo Switch is a little bit steep, well, the console comes with a lot of things in the box. It comes with, of course, the Nintendo Switch, the Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con Grip, two joy-con straps, an AC Adapter and HDMI Cable. Oh and yeah, the Nintendo Switch uses USB Type-C for charging.
What set the Nintendo Switch apart from the other is that they’re a hybrid gaming console in where you could directly plug it into the TV by docking it or you can undock it and bring it anywhere & play on its 720p 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display. Nintendo has also confirmed that the console can last between 2.5 hours – 6 hours depending on the game being played. There will also be a 32GB of Internal Memory but thankfully, you can expand it using MiCroSDXC cards
Another surprise from Nintendo is that the Nintendo Switch will be free from software Region-locking and there will be an online service which will charge you monthly.
There are only a few confirmed games on the Nintendo Switch and these are:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Skylanders Imaginators
- Just Dance 2017
- Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
- I am Setsuna (March 2017)
- Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
- Lego City Undercover (Spring 2017)
- Arms (spring 2017)
- Super Bomberman R (March 2017)
- Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March 2017)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28, 2017)
- Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
- NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017)
- Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)
Expect more games to be announced in the coming weeks. The Nintendo Switch will be available in the US for $300 on March 3, 2017
The local pricing and availability of the device hasn’t been announced.