The day came, after last October 20 Nintendo will release the bomb to announce the first details of its next console, today was the day chosen by the company to unveil all the details of the new Nintendo Switch, a console that points To be an event thanks to its new home format combined with laptop.
Nintendo Switch, price and availability
The Nintendo Switch will go on sale next March 3 in Japan, the United States, Canada and major European countries at a price of 299.99 dollars. In some stores, such as in Game, you can already book.
Starting in the fall of 2017, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription to play online, just as it does with other consoles. Your price will be announced later. The good news is that this payment will be a kind of subscription that will allow us to download games of NES, Super NES, and games created exclusively for the online service of the Nintendo Switch, which will be added every month.
An attractive point is that the Nintendo Switch will not have block by region, so both hardware and software can be used anywhere in the world without any restrictions.
What does include the box?
In addition to the console, the Nintendo Switch will include the two Joy-Con controls, the Dock for the Switch that will allow us to connect it to the TV, a Joy-Con Grip to hold the console in handheld mode, its charger, HDMI, and two straps for the controls.
There will be two versions for sale of Nintendo Switch, where the only difference will be the color of the Joy-Con, one will come with both controls in black, and another with a red and a blue.
In addition to the components that come included in the basic pack, Nintendo will offer several additional accessories, such as extra controls that you can buy if you are interested in the local multiplayer. The official accessories available at the launch are the following, with the official prices specified in dollars (for now we do not have them in euros):
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, more traditional look controller: $69.99.
- Joy-with additional controls (two pack): $79.99.
- Command Joy-con (single unit): $49.99.
- Refill station: $29.99.
- Additional dock (which also comes with the console): $89.99.
- Steering wheels (two pack): $14.99.
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The Nintendo Switch will have an internal memory of 32GB expandable via microSDXC. As rumored, the screen will be multitouch capacitive 6.2 inches with a resolution of 1280 X 720.
In the matter of autonomy will have to pay attention, since Nintendo does not specify the capacity of the batteries of the console or Joy-Con, only mentions for example that in general will have a maximum of 6 hours but will depend on the game. In the case of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ we will have a range of about 3 hours with a single charge, as they specify. The battery will charge through a USB type C cable.
Among the modes that will be available for the console we will find the ‘tabletop mode’ that turns the console on screen; The ‘TV mode’ that as its name indicates is to play on the TV; And the ‘handheld mode’ which is a kind of portable console with the controls connected to the screen. Up to eight consoles can be connected via WiFi for multiplayer games.
Joy-Con, the new controls of Nintendo
Each Joy-Con, that is the side controls that separate from the console, has an accelerometer and sensors, and we can use each command individually. These knobs will also be sold separately and will be available in blue and red colors. In addition, the Joy-Con camera features infrared sensor.
It should be noted that each Joy-Con has a lot of buttons, among which one is dedicated to screenshots, directional sticks, and even LEDs. Nintendo here has thought about the potential of the Joy-Con and has created games that take advantage of its characteristics, as it happened at the time with the Wiimotes.
Each Joy-Con control will have a dimension of 102 x 35.9 x 28.4 millimeters, weighing approximately 49.3 grams for the left handle, and 52.2 grams for the right. Good news is that both Joy-Con will have rechargeable battery, but without knowing the autonomy.
The games that will have the Nintendo Switch
Regarding the games, Nintendo has let us see during the presentation various titles that will arrive throughout 2017. Here you can see the complete list. For March, next to the launch of the console, will arrive the ‘1-2 Switch’ and the expected ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’.
Among the titles announced is also ‘Super Mario Odyssey’, by the end of 2017. It is a new adventure of the flagship character of Nintendo, who for the first time will face an unknown world, our world, as they will visit various countries and even Cities such as New York.
The list of games that we have known in detail today is completed by ARMS, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Sonic Mania, Puyo Puyo Tetris, And ‘Super Bomberman R’, but will not be the only ones: Nintendo has confirmed that there are more than 80 games in development for its new console, among which are LEGO City: Undercover, Dragon Quest IX and Dragon Quest Heroes I ‘-‘ II ‘, ‘FIFA’ (coming later this year), ‘Octopath Traveler’ and ‘Skyrim’.
Nintendo says that there are more than 50 developers working on games for the Switch, but for the dates they have been mentioning during the presentation, it seems that there will be few titles that will be ready in March to go to the market next to the console.