Official: NVIDIA-Powered Nintendo Switch Hybrid Gaming Console
Less than a year and a half after the Nintendo NX was publicly communicated, the company has finally launched it as the Nintendo Switch. The company’s next-gen console/handheld hybrid (home and portable mobile), succeeds both the 3DS and Wii U, and will arrive next year March (March 2017).
Capable of switching seamlessly between playing at home on the TV with a special dock connected and on the move using the screen, the tablet-sized Nintendo Switch is powered by a custom designed NVIDIA Tegra processor and also confirmed to be able to play the upcoming Zelda game Breath of the Wild.
Braced with innovative and detachable “Joy-Con” control pads or controllers on either side, the Switch can be played with them attached or used wirelessly when detached. Each has an analogue stick and four buttons arranged in a diamond – directional on one and A, B, Y, X on the other.
Additionally, the Nintendo Switch will have an optional Switch Pro controller for use instead of the ‘Joy-Con’ controllers, supports HD graphics (possibly 720p on mobile & 1080p when docked on TV) and runs a custom OS. Other specs details such as the screen size, battery life and more has not been revealed.
Nintendo also revealed a list of publishers, developers and partners working on the Switch, including big names such as Konami, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Sega, Bethesda, DeNA, Epic Games, and Warner Bros.