What we have learnt about the Nintendo Switch so far?

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Say hello to the new Nintendo Switch, the game changing portable that also doubles as a living-room console. Previously known by it’s code name “NX”, this modular device could satisfy all the gaming niches: Switch is essentially a tablet with detachable controllers that can dock with your TV or offer you mobile gaming options as well.

Nintendo has announced that the device is on track to be released on March 2017 and here the list of every feature we know about it till now.

A living-room console with amazing portability options

Suppose you are playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on your big-screen TV at home, but now you need to go out. No problem, just pull the switch out the docking station next to your TV and just take the game with you. Just slide in a controller module onto the tablet  and you have a handheld console. This means that all game that come for Nintendo can work in all its platforms.

Amazing controller options.

Let’s say that you find yourself in a situation where you just want to lay back on your couch and have a casual gaming experience – Just pop out the kickstand, slide out the the controllers (which come out as two halves, the Joy-Con (R) and the Joy-Con (L)) and use them wirelessly. You also snap the the two controllers into Joy-Con Grip, to have a more conventional controller.

Optional controller

You can put the switch back into the living room console dock and the optional traditional nintendo switch pro controller.

Multiplayer simplified

Pop the kickstand and turn each half of the controller into a standalone gamepad. Meaning, two people can use the same console. Well, if your friend has a switch of his own, a total of four people can be playing the same game, using split screen options.

Game cards

Switch will use cartridges instead of discs. You will just need to insert them into a slot on the side of the tablet for portable gaming.
Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor

Nintendo Switch will be powered with the Nvidia Tegra, the high-performance mobile gaming chip. “The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an Nvidia GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards,” Nvidia wrote on its blog.

Six games confirmed so far and 48 developers have pledged support

Nintendo has confirmed the list of games that are already available: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, medieval RPG epic Skyrim, Mario Kart, Super Mario, shooter game Splatoon and an unnamed basketball game.    

48 game developers have pledged support for the new platform and this includes heavyweights like EA, Bethesda, Capcom, Activision, and Ubisoft.

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