"Wide Array" Of Hardware For Nintendo Switch

Posted: Oct 27 2016, 11:41am CDT | by , in Gaming


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"Wide Array" of Hardware for Nintendo Switch
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Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima allowed a few details to slip today after he announced that all Nintendo Switch announcements will have to wait until January 12, 2017.

In an interview with Bloomberg, he said there are going to be a "good deal" of physical add-ons for the Switch. "It may be appropriate to call them accessories. Or it might be better to call them add-on hardware," Kimishima said. "It’s probably more correct to call them accessories. You can assume that there will be a wider array."

Some are prophesizing that this may refer to Joy-Con controllers and other plug-ins that will add to the power of the console, much like the old Famicom Disk System. It could also mean expanded battery packs and carrying cases for the on the go portion of the game.

In the interview, he did admit that Nintendo is still "interested in VR" but that they were still cautious about it. "If you ask us whether there are any possibilities, we can’t say no," he said. "It may be that we will build VR software titles, I think that opportunity is available to us."

Kimishima said that the switch will launch worldwide in March 2017 with a plan to ship 2 million systems before the month ends. Still, after the poor sales of Wii U, they know they have to sell units this time around.

"In terms of how many units will sell, we’re looking at past examples where competitors, and our own Wii, had a lot of momentum, and that means the first year after it goes on sale will be extremely important," he said.

The trailer for the Switch has received 23 million views, which is good. Self-selected reactions have been "95% positive." Still there is more to do and discuss:

"By no means was that everything," he said of the trailer. "One thing we still can’t show is the software lineup. We want people to touch the device in January and experience the software for themselves." That statement lines up with comments from earlier this week, when a Nintendo spokesperson said that trailer viewers "shouldn't assume what you saw on the video represents actual game footage."

For more information about the Nintendo Switch, head on over to our Switch Guide which will be updated regularly as we find out more information about the new Nintendo console.

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