The Nintendo Switch is the new console from Nintendo. It sounds
like a really good mix between powerful home console and portable
handheld system. We don't know everything about it yet (as of
October 2016), because it isn't out until March 2017, but here are
some things that we do know:
The Nintendo Switch will launch Worldwide on March 3, 2017
It depends on where you are, but some online sites seem to be
putting a price guarantee on it, so in the US it should be about
250 dollars, in the UK about 200 pounds, in Australia 330, other
places 349 dólares, etc.
Yes. The Nintendo Switch can be portable. That's part of the beauty
of the "Switch" name. It is designed to be a home console and
easily connect to your TV, but it can also be very simply undocked
and carried with you... so you have the benefits of a home console
AND a portable gaming system.
Yes. The Nintendo Switch can be played on your TV.
Considering that the 3ds costs about 200$ dollars and it doesn't
have the features that Nintendo claims the Switch has I think it is
safe to assume that the NS will be about 300$ but nowhere near the
cost of the PS4 and the Xbox One as the NS's performance is not
that up to par.
Yes, according to the promotional video, though I am not sure if
all of the things in the promotional video have been confirmed by
Yes, they are. The NX was the name while it was being developed,
and what the press called it when publishing rumors. Now that it
has officially been announced, we know the real name, which is the
This is a list of each game that we can see in the video The Legend
of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The only game that was known to come
for the NX call before this announcement, so it's no surprise.
Skyrim. The epic medieval RPG of Bethesda will have its version for
Switch, in case you want something…
Yes, the console is built in order to accommodate group games. More
than two might require additional controllers, since I think only
two come with the console, but at least one demo slip shows four
people playing at once.
The Nintendo Switch will be released sometime in March 2017. Its
specific launch date will be officially revealed in a livestream
presentation on January 12, 2017.
Yes, it will be the new Nintendo console. People won't stop making
games for it right away, but it will eventually replace any older
As indicated by Kimishima, Nintendo conceived Switch, not as a
means to replace the current consoles, but as the way to offer a
The Nintendo Switch functions as a hybrid, so it can function as
both a home console as well as a handheld.
It has a detachable tablet, where you can take it on the go, but
can also be connected to a TV like a normal console
No, it will not be, because it will use cartridges rather than
discs. However, there is hope that there will be digital content
available through the console, so that we can still play older
It is kind of in between. It has a touch screen like a tablet so
you can carry it around with you, but you can also dock it and send
the display to your television if you just want to play at home for
Most likely not because in the Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer, he
puts cartridges in and I don't see a disc input either.
The Nintendo Switch uses cartridges.
The function and technology should be better, yes, but it won't be
backwards compatible with any of the other consoles.
No. Pokemon GO is just for phones and tablets. Even though the
console is more mobile than most, it really isn't designed for
We don't know that yet. There have been rumors that a third version
in the series, called Pokemon Stars, will be released for the
Switch, but so far that is just a rumor.
We don't know about LEGO Dimensions yet, but here are some games
that are confirmed for the console:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8
a new Super Mario
Just Dance 2017
Yes. It is shown in the video Nintendo released.
Apparently, yes. Eurogamer reports that the Switch will feature a
6.2-inch 720p capacitive multitouch display.Nintendo has revealed that this new hybrid console will have a
touch screen of 6.2 inches. Touch, yes, and that's exactly what we
expected from the Switch.
According to the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch, a stylus
was not part of the list of accessories for the console but
Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima hinted in a interview that
"there will be a wider array" of hardware add-ons for the Switch.
The Nintendo Switch's games come in cartridges instead of discs so
you can't play Wii or Wii U games directly and it's still not
confirmed if certain games will have backwards compatibility if
yes you can
The battery life for the Nintendo Switch is 2.5 to 6 hours
No, the Nintendo Switch is a gaming console and does not support
Yes, the Nintendo Switch will not be region locked
Yes, the Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy cons which are mini
controllers that have motion controls. The Pro controller also has
gyro motion controls as well
Nintendo has not disclosed any information for the actual
specifications of the Nintendo Switch so it is currently unknown
Yes, as of right now, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been announced for
the Nintendo Switch an is a improved port of the Wii U version.
All types like other Nintendo devises
Yes. Although the Switch won't be backwards compatible to older
consoles, your digital items should work just fine.
Yes, the codename prior to the official announcement of the Switch
was the Nintendo NX