Nintendo Switch Aka Nintendo NX Unveiled

Posted: Oct 20 2016, 9:31am CDT | by , Updated: Dec 8 2016, 9:26am CST, in News | Technology News

 

Nintendo Switch aka Nintendo NX Unveiled
Nintendo Switch
 

The Nintendo NX is here. It is called Nintendo Switch

Nintendo unveiled for the first time the Nintendo NX, now called Nintendo Switch. The Japanese video game pioneer revealed the Nintendo Switch in video released online on Nintendo sites around the globe at 7am PDT. The short 3 minute video revealed some aspects of the Nintendo Switch but by far not everything.

The Nintendo Switch is a completely new video game concept. It's mobile console first with removable small controllers. The mobile unit with display rest in a Nintendo Switch console connected to your TV. The mobile unit slides inside the Switch docking station, where it also gets charged.

The small controllers that are detachable from the mobile unit also slide onto a home controller.

Nintendo Switch is expected to release on March 2017. Price, software line-up, detailed product information such as specifications will be announced at a later date.

The Nintendo Switch needs to be a success as the Wii U turned out to be a failure for the company. Nintendo's new openness of bringing its popular video game characters including Mario to smartphones has given the company a new growth perspective. The hype around Pokemon also gave Nintendo a new visibility.

Sony and Microsoft have split the home video game market amongst them. Nintendo will have a hard time to take back the lead. The time of the Nintendo NX release is troubling as the company is missing yet again a Holiday sales season. Microsoft have new versions of their consoles this Holiday season. Microsoft is selling the new Xbox One S with HDR support and the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. Sony is selling a new PS4 Slim and next month the more powerful PS4 Pro goes on sale featuring 4K gameplay.

Below you find the official press-release for the Nintendo Switch.

In an introductory video released today (http://www.nintendo.com/switch), Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also ena ... 

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. (Photo: Business Wire)

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. 

Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

Earlier today Nintendo release game play footage of the new Zelda game coming in 2017.

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