Well Nintendo lifted the lid off of its next console coming in March 2017. The console is called the Nintendo Switch and the first trailer you can watch right here on PSVG. Trailer showcases how the hybrid console uses carts, can be a portable, played on the big screen, and had spots for Skyrim, NBA 2K, a new 3D Mario, Splatoon, Kart, and yes Zelda Breath of the Wild. What do you think of the hybrid concept? Sound off below!!!
Nvidia has confirmed that it’s powering the Switch with a custom chip. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/
Nintendo has opened up a dedicated website: http://www.nintendo.com/switch
Following the trailer, Nintendo sent out a press release containing the following;
Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:
Nintendo Switch detatchable controllers are called Joy-Cons— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) October 20, 2016
My guess for Switch's price point: US$399. The price will break the device's neck. I knew it. It's not mainstream-compatible.— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) October 20, 2016
This is supposedly the specs on the devkit, pushing some power, enough to run anything you throw at it pic.twitter.com/dpjYczeAWE— Spook-ki 2.0 🎃 (@NWPlayer123) October 20, 2016
The most important thing Switch has that Wii U didn't - It looks techy and cool, like something Apple would do.— FreakZone Games 👾 (@FreakZoneGames) October 20, 2016
Nintendo Switch powered by Nvidia https://t.co/vmGwsjjoAd— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) October 20, 2016
@PeerIGN Looks industrial! This is the real deal. I am beyond impressed. WELCOME to Nintendo Switch!— Sean Capri (@seancapri) October 20, 2016