Nintendo Switch Roundup; Pricing, Hardware & 10 Game Trailers

NINTENDO SWITCH PRICING AND HARDWARE DETAILS

New consoles are always fun news to cover. Nintendo, for some reason, especially so. Maybe it’s the remembrances of playing on friend’s NES and Super NES systems or the memory of opening up a N64 on Christmas back in 1996, but Nintendo always brings a console and game to the market that truly make you feel like a kid when playing.

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Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the latest console from Nintendo and it hits shelves on March 3 in the United States with a suggested retail price of $299.99. If you want hardware details, read on. If you just want to see some new games, skip ahead.

Shinya Takahashi, general manager of entertainment planning and development division, described the console as having “inherited DNA from each of the many hardware systems Nintendo has released to date.”

  • NES included two controllers at its base price
  • Gameboy defined gaming on the go
  • SNES added more buttons to the controller
  • Nintendo 64 added analog control stick and rumble feedback
  • Gamecube had a handle to encourage moving the console
  • DS brought touchscreens
  • Wii added motion control
  • Wii U allowed seamless gaming on TV or controller independently

The Switch operates in three modes: TV mode (classic console through TV gaming), tabletop mode (kickstand and standalone screen) and handheld mode (two halves of the controller attach to either side of the screen for on-the-go gameplay). The battery, depending what game you’re playing, is expected to last 2.5–6 hours per charge. The Switch can be charged via USB-C and AC adapter charging, along with charging on the home dock.

The Nintendo Switch is available for preorder now for $299.

 

WATCH TRAILERS FOR 10 NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES, INCLUDING MARIO AND ZELDA

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD

Scheduled for March 3rd, 2017

SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

Scheduled for “holiday” 2017

SPLATOON 2

Scheduled for Summer 2017

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE

Scheduled for April 28th, 2017

ARMS

Scheduled for Spring 2017

1-2-SWITCH

Scheduled for March 3rd, 2017

FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS

Scheduled for “holiday” 2017

XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2

No release date announced

SONIC MANIA

Scheduled for Spring 2017

SUPER BOMBERMAN R

Scheduled for March 2017

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