Nintendo finally reveals the Switch, new rumors regarding specifications also surface
Hype! Hype! Hype!
After more than a year of teasing its fans with their newly developed gaming and multimedia console, video game giant Nintendo has officially revealed the Switch, which was initially called the NX, via a Twitter announcement, with an accompanying video that shows off many of the console’s capabilities.
Mixing both novelty and modern technology, the much of what we know about the Switch’s abilities revolves around portable, on-the-go gaming as you can easily switch between using it as a traditional console and as a handheld device. The Switch also offers single-screen multiplayer support, as each of its controllers can also be used independently 2 players. In addition to its capabilities, Nintendo also teases the idea of porting, not only their own games but also titles such as Skyrim to the Switch which may happen sometime on 2017.
In order to make this concept a reality, and also to have more titles coming into the Switch during or after its release, Nintendo has already enlisted multiple video game developers which include names like Bandai Namco, Bethesda, and even From Software, developer of the hit Dark Souls franchise.
While no actual product specifications have been revealed yet, a new rumor has already surfaced online which vaguely outlines the supposed specs for the Nintendo Switch, which we, or maybe even you, may find a little disappointing when it comes to the part where it says “720p screen resolution” and “32GB of Internal Storage”, but hey, the rumor implies that there will be no region lock for the switch so hooray for that.
Nintendo Switch Rumored Specifications
- NVIDIA Tegra Custome Chip GPU
- Region Free/No Region Lock
- 6.2 Inch Multi-Touch Screen
- 720p Screen Resolution
- 32GB Built-in Internal Storage
- SD Card Support
- USB 2.0 and 3.0 Support
- No Built-in Camera or Microphone
- 14-15 mm thickness for Portable Device
Note that these supposed leak should be taken with a grain of salt as more details are expected to come soon, hopefully during the next Nintendo Direct or this coming CES 2017. The Nintendo Switch is bound for release this March 2017 with pre-orders to start later this year.