The release of Nintendo’s newest gaming console, Nintendo Switch, has been highly anticipated since the unveiling of the Wii U console, which showed to be a flop.
Well, the Nintendo Switch video console is finally here, already unveiled in Japan and will be available in the U.S. and other countries on March 3, 2017. The console will launch with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well as 1-2-Switch, Just Dance 2017, and Skylanders Imaginators. Nintendo Switch will launch first in the U.S., Japan, parts of Europe including the U.K., Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and several other countries.
Nintendo Switch pre-orders have already started in most of these countries. The console’s price will range between US$300 and $400.
Features of the Nintendo Switch Console
While Microsoft and Sony compete on making powerful machines, i.e Xbox and PlayStation respectively, Nintendo focus their intentions on interesting controllers and 3D display
Fans have been begging for the hardware specifications until they were leaked online. The leaked documents state that the console has a 32-bit quad core CPU capable of handling 2GHz and a Tegra X1 GPU.
The console will have several modes of play. The most common TV mode, tabletop mode where the console is upright on its kickstand and handled mode where multiple gamers can play simultaneously. As handheld, two controllers are attached to the side of a 6.2” 720p multi-touch screen featuring a split D-pad.
System battery life. Battery life can last for more than six hours, but varies depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly 3 hours on a single charge.
Internal memory. 32GB of internal memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards.
Screen. 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720.