Nintendo’s Next Gaming Console
The much loved Japanese gaming electronics company Nintendo, has finally unveiled just a glimpse at what their latest console will look like. While it was being developed under the project name Nintendo NX, the new console finally has a name, the Nintendo Switch. With a brilliant design and concept, the hype that the company has built up so far, has certainly been worth it. Here is everything that you must know about this console before the March release.
The main console is up of one fixed base unit that has a tablet-like screen, which is expected to measure around 9.5 inches approximately and have a resolution of 1080 pixels. This console can connect to a TV screen as well. Users have the option of choosing from two controllers based on the gaming mode. If you are sitting in front of a large TV screen and playing, you can use the GamePad controller that is similar to the Wii U controls.
Designed to be a multi-functional gaming console, the Nintendo Switch can also be played on the go. It has two ‘Joy Con’ controllers, which can be detached from their docking station and used as either two controllers for one person or as two individual stand-alone controllers between two players.
So if you wish to challenge a friend to a game, you can simply pick up the portable screen and your two Joy Cons, and you’re good to go! The Joy Cons can also be clipped onto the portable HD screen, which has its own kickstand placed on the back. This will convert the screen into an individual game pad with added controls.
The Nintendo Switch is expected to have a video streaming capability of 4K Ultra HD. The console is rumoured to be modeled on the Android OS.
Said to support cartridges that are similar to the ones used in consoles like the Nintendo DS, the Switch console will support games from a wide array of developers. Some of the games that will be available on the system are, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Skyrim and NBA 2K17.
The Nintendo Switch is expected to be priced around approximately 300GBP to 400GBP. With no statement released on the price as yet, users will have to wait until the official launch on 13th January, 2017 to decide whether or not they can afford it.
This January launch event will also confirm rumours of specifications and configurations, and present a full demonstration of games.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 24, 2016 10:41 AM UTC