Nintendo made an event in Tokyo, where they gave more information about their upcoming mobile gaming console, Switch. Thanks to the event, it became clear for us that it is just a regular tablet that has a special operating system and can be used with a variety of accessories.
As expected, the Nintendo Switch will have a touchscreen. The 6.2 inch multi-touch screen will have a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is low for the 2017 standards. This means that the console can provide a visual experience equivalent to a regular tablet . Even though the switch has 32 GB of internal memory, the storage space can be further increased with the microSD card slot. It will be interesting to see how Nintendo develops a game system in which cartridge-based games and internal storage are used together.
They also gave information about the Nintendo Switch’s control equipment. Accordingly, although the Switch has a touchscreen, the company places more emphasis on the so-called Joy-Con controllers. This control has all the features of the controls from the previous generation Nintendo consoles. For example, Joy-Con will have movement sensors just like the Wiimote, and it will also have NFC support like the Wii U.
However, Joy-Con also has some unique features. For example, the right-hand control has an infrared camera, which allows it to detect shapes and distances. A system called “HD Rumble” also creates motion feedback and makes the game a little more impressive. The left one, on the other hand, has a special button which allows you to take screenshots, and eventually, it will allow you to record your gameplay. In addition to the standard gray color, the Joy-Con’s control will also have neon blue and red color options. They can also be purchased separately from the Switch.
You can connect up to 8 different Switch consoles to the same Wi-Fi network to play with your friends. Offering battery life from 2.5 to 6 hours can be a pain in some, but charging the Switch via the USB-C cable will be an important element that will increase the practicality of the charging process. However, frankly speaking, the general expectation for the battery life of the device was more than average of 4 hours. We are eventually talking about a tablet that is designed to be carried.
Nintendo also offers a dedicated online service for the console. Users will be able to play games or invite friends by matching their smart devices to the Switch. The details of the online service are expected to be announced before the autumn of 2017, when the service will be operational. This service will be paid, but Nintendo will offer free trial of the new Switch users.
In the box of each Nintendo Switch console; you will find right and left Joy-Con controls, Joy-Con bracelets, two wrist straps, a Switch dock, a HDMI cable, and charger cord that converts from AC to USB-C. There will be two different models with the same price tag on the market. One of them will have standard, gray colored Joy-Con. The other one will have blue and red colored controls. The Pro Controller will be sold separately.
The Nintendo Switch is expected to be available for sale on March 3rd. The console is expected to go on the market at almost the same time at many points in the world. Among the first countries to experience the switch experience are Japan, USA, Canada and many of the leading European countries. It is also likely that the console will take precedence over other markets that Nintendo does not disclose. The price of the Nintendo’s next generation mobile console is $ 299.99.