Nintendo Switch Announcement | What We Know – GameX.io

Hey guys, today is an exciting day because Nintendo has just put out a press release and trailer for their new console/handheld hybrid device, the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is surprisingly strong, incredibly mobile, and absurdly social. As a kid I always imagined a console that I could play on my TV and then pick it up and play it while my parents were driving me somewhere. Well, it only took the majority of two decades but that time is here. The Nintendo Switch can be played on your television with a fairly standard controller. Okay, not super standard, but we are talking about Nintendo so you know that term has to be used loosely. But if you want to play on the go, you are able to take the Switch out of its docking station to reveal what appears to be a roughly 5 by 7 inch high definition display tablet. I say appears to be, as Nintendo has yet to release tech specs on the device, though I’m sure more info will follow. Now you may be thinking, how am I going to use a controller with a tablet on the go? Well, that controller we were talking about earlier is actually a modular set of “Joy-Con” controller sticks that slide off of the controller base, right onto the side of the tablet’s screen.

That said, the two controllers can also be used detached from the device, and even can be used as two distinct controllers you and a friend can share to play with or against one another in game. Now, because of the the portability of the Switch, you may be thinking that there is no way that it is going to be powerful enough to be a real competitor to current gen consoles. Well, that’s not quite true. While the full spec sheet is not out yet, Nvidia has released that they have developed custom software and hardware to power the Switch. This includes a custom Tegra processor that should be able to outperform the PS4 and Xbox One in graphical capability.

Which actually makes sense if you look at the developers and publishers that have signed on to create games for the device. Yes, Nintendo is finally opening up to letting more third parties create games for their devices. This should be exciting news for everyone, as competition always creates a better market of quality, especially for the consumer. You’ll now be able to play the likes of Skyrim remastered on the go easily. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will. I for one am excited for the possibility of a proper console Pokemon game when this console is released in March 2017. As more information is released we will continue to provide updates on the Nintendo Switch, so be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media.

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