The Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Games, Controllers, and Everything You Need to Know
The Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Games, Controllers, and Everything You Need to Know

The Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Games, Controllers, and Everything You Need to Know


Nintendo unveiled its latest piece of video game hardware, the Nintendo Switch. And while there’s a lot to talk about, there are some key features that define the Kyoto-based company’s latest effort. Long-rumored and much-anticipated, the Nintendo Switch is a shape-changing console that doubles as a traditional home-based machine and a smaller portable device.

The Switch consists of the Console and the Dock. The Nintendo Switch Console plugs into the dock for use on a big-screen TV at home. The 6.2-inch display on the Nintendo Switch Console doesn’t seem to work as a touchscreen although the functionality appears to be built in and sports a 720p resolution.The Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Games, Controllers, and Everything You Need to Know

You’ll notice joysticks and buttons on the sides of the Switch, this is another pre-announcement rumor to come true was its detachable controllers. They’re officially called as Joy-Cons. They plug into either side of the Nintendo Switch Console when used as a portable and can be attached to Joy-Con Grip for games that require more complex controls.

The Joy-Cons will let you play Zelda when used in single. But you can also break those controllers off, like so many pieces of a Kit Kat bar, hand one to a friend, and play a round of competitive, portable Mario Kart anywhere you like. This will, of course, mean that each player’s control option is limited to one joystick and a handful of buttons. But many Nintendo games already control just fine with such a setup. You can also play local multiplayer games using two or more Switch consoles.

Nintendo has a massive list of major game developers and publishers that are publicly announcing support for the Switch.The Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Games, Controllers, and Everything You Need to Know

The Nintendo Switch is slated for a March 2017 release, but there’s no word yet on a price tag for the device. It’s unlikely to be available in India at launch.

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