Nintendo’s new console, the Nintendo Switch looks set to throw a few new things our way, some of which are still being kept under wraps.
Back in October, Nintendo released a reveal trailer for the console, showing us what it’s going to look like and how it’s going to work. At this point, it looks like the console will be a tablet with detachable controllers and the ability to connect to your television through a dock. Unlike previous consoles which kept it either in the home or on the move, this one looks like it’s going to do both.
So, we already know generally what to expect from the Nintendo Switch, what we don’t know is the specifics. What hardware is lying under the bonnet? What capabilities will it have now that it can be taken on the move? What games will come out with it on launch? For prospective buyers, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
Nintendo Switch: The Cost
One of those questions is going to be on every interested gamer’s mind; what’s the price? Well, it looks like $250 is probably what most users are going to spend, with the potential to purchase a version with larger memory for $300. This is almost $50 cheaper than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One S, making the Nintendo Switch at least competitive when it comes to price.
Nintendo Switch: The Games
Games known to currently be under development are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Dragon Quest XI. Additionally, an unnamed Super Mario title is also expected. Mario Kart will certainly be making a return and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be joining the Nintendo lineup.
Nintendo Switch: The Hardware
Hardware-wise, the switch looks to be utilizing a console and dock form-factor, which will provide three modes. The ‘TV mode’, ‘Tabletop mode’ and the ‘Handheld mode’. The tablet’s built-in screen is said to support resolutions up to 720p (1280×720 px) and will provide a USB C port for charging while out of the dock.
The dock will come with a HMDI port to connect to a TV, one USB 3 and two USB 2 ports.
Whatever the case, Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to with the Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned over the coming months to see what Nintendo are going to release next. Plus, if you’re looking for more Nintendo goodness, take a look at their amazing NES Classic, it was the must have 2016 Christmas present.