Specifications, Pricing, Game Titles, everything we know about Nintendo Switch
Listed specs, bundle prices, supported titles on release, we got you covered with the rumors fam.
The Nintendo Switch, officially revealed late October of this year is easily one of the most talked about upcoming video game entertainment systems of the year, together with the new Xbox and PlayStation variants. First called the NX Edge during the initial news of Nintendo developing a new console, the Switch’s main feature rely on its big-screen-to-portable capability, which somehow reminded Nintendo fans of the WiiU.
Being one of the newest video game platforms that the world now looks forward to, the Switch’s release is not without its own plethora of rumors as Nintendo’s announcement did not really grant a lot of information, resulting in skepticism and controversy among its fans.
One of the most exciting things about the Switch, according to its trailer, is it is somehow capable of running titles such as Skyrim. However, hopes were easily dashed as Nintendo quickly issues a disclaimer stating that not all the games featured in the Switch reveal trailer will be included in the official lineup, although rumors continue to say otherwise.
So what games are coming to the Switch? A couple of sources already insists on Skyrim, and a rumor cited the obvious Mario and Zelda bundles, other rumors also state that games such as Xenoblade X, Splatoon, Tell Tale’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Just Dance 2017 will be included in the first year of the Switch video game lineup.
Day 1/Launch Day
- 3D Mario
- Mario Rabbids RPG
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Just Dance 2017
To be released within the first 6 months
- Super Mario Smash Bros. 4
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- Mario Kart 8
- Xenoblade X
- Super Mario Maker
- The Silver Case
- LEGO City Undercover (Already confirmed for Spring 2017)
- Pokemon Stars
- Beyond Good & Evil
Aside from the game titles, product specifications are also vaguely described by Nintendo and the only thing that we can confirm so far is that the Switch is going to be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra GPU, which is mainly used for mobile gaming devices such as the Shield. A new rumor during the launch date may not be that much of a help too when it comes to the exact GPU and CPU that the Switch is running on, although it did list down storage capacity, screen resolution and USB support.
- NVIDIA Tegra Custom 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
And now, everyone’s favorite topic, the price. Over the course of the Switch’s post-announcement lifetime many have been debating as to how much Nintendo should be asking consumers for the Switch with many agreeing that the base price should not exceed USD 200. That may not be the case however, as a supposed leak listed down the Switch’s basic bundle price at USD 260 and new information from UK retailers have the Switch priced at £ 199.99 or about USD 248.
While the rumors are flying back and forth, everyone should be reminded that nothing is set on stone just yet as we all await more information from Nintendo regarding what’s what and when’s when about the Switch.