Nintendo recently revealed its new home gaming system formerly titled the Nintendo NX and now known as the Nintendo Switch, with the system’s main feature being able to play the same games with whomever and wherever at any time as well as single and multiplayer functionality.
It’s a hybrid of a home console and a handheld gaming device, while gaming at home the Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch dock that connects the system to the tv so you could play in your own living room with family and friends and so by lifting the dock and plugging it into the controller, the Nintendo Switch instantly becomes a handheld device so you can take it with yourself anywhere and game on the go.
The game being played on your big screen will now be ported over to the small screen allowing it to transition seamlessly to a handheld device, something no console maker has managed to do successfully in the past.
More about the Nintendo Switch is slated to be revealed earlier next year and so far the hardware has been reported to be a bit weaker than rivals Sony and Microsoft’s respective consoles even though the Nintendo’s new system is powered by NVIDIA technology as well as having questions about the Nintendo Switch’s battery life which could be a concern.
With Nintendo’s recent decision to halt production on Nintendo’s previous console the Wii-u, this is a crucial time for Nintendo and it needs a big win on its hands as the Wii-u was a flop with the final Nintendo manufactured Wii-u rolling out the factory this coming Friday, an end to a troubled console ceasing production after four years.
More questions are on gamer’s minds such as what titles will the new handheld device launch with? As the only confirmed Nintendo Switch game is the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and we also know that multiple third party developers and publishers like Konami, Ubisoft and Bethesda are backing the new hybrid gaming system with versions of Skyrim and NBA 2k17 showing up in the Nintendo Switch’s presentation trailer.
And is the new Nintendo system backwards compatible with past Nintendo consoles? Will the device’s screen be touchscreen?we know at least according to an insider that the Nintendo Switch has 4GB of ram and 32GB of internal storage, All will hopefully be answered early next year as more info is set to be revealed and more features discussed and also as we get closer to its March 2017 release date.