Nintendo Switches It Up
The world has gone moggy over the Nintendo’s latest product launch, The Switch. Here is everything you need to know about it!
Published: Friday, October 21st 2016
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Introducing The Switch
Nintendo, once the darling of Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog fans, has fallen by the wayside thanks to dismal sales of the Wii and Wii U devices.
After what has felt like decades of teasing, the company has finally unveiled their newest console, Switch.
Formerly known as NX, the Nintendo Switch is a gaming console unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and that could be a good thing.
Switch lets you play single-player and multiplayer games at home, while connected to your TV. But, also gives you the option of carrying on with the same game while on the go.
Ok, you say, this isn’t something wildly different. After all, certain companies have portable versions of their consoles available which let you pick up some of the titles and play them while you’re out and about. This is true, but these portable, handheld consoles are far less powerful than their homebound counterparts and they don’t always have all the same game titles available.
Switch is different because the homebound console and the handheld, portable console are one and the same!
Nintendo Switch has a dock which it rests in while at home. Not only does the dock keep the Switch charged, it’s also where you connect the console to your TV.
By lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the console transitions to portable mode, and the gaming experience that you enjoyed at home, travels with you.
Joy-Con Controllers / Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The Nintendo Switch has two removable Joy-Con controllers, one on either side of the LCD display. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can take one each; or multiple Joy-Con controllers can be used by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options.
If the Joy-Con controllers are not quite your style, they can be put back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, you could get a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers.
At this stage, Nintendo hasn’t revealed the specs or the cost of the Switch. But, what they have shown off so far shows that the company has grown up and appears to be serious about gaming.
Nintendo Switch is expected to go on sale in March 2017.