After a year and a half of rumors and speculation, Nintendo has finally let the cat out of the bag and revealed the NX, which is now officially called the Nintendo Switch. It turns out that most of the reports about the console are true, chiefly that it is a handheld/home console that hybrid that allows gamers to easily switch (heh, get it?) been gaming at home on a TV with a more traditional controller or on-the-go with a removable tablet screen and detachable controllers.
The teaser trailer that Nintendo used to make the announcement is definitely heavy on style and light on substance (who knew that rooftop gaming sessions with Brooklyn hipsters were so prevalent?) and at the moment, there are definitely more questions than answers when it comes to the actual features of the console. I will update this list as news is released but right now, here’s every important detail you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.
The Screen IS The Console
Judging by the Switch’s announcement trailer, you might think that the dock device that the removable LCD screen fits into is the console itself, but it turns out that main unit is actually the screen. As Nintendo tells IGN, the dock is simply there to make it easier to switch between playing games on a TV and going portable. “”The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch. The main unit of Nintendo Switch is the unit that has the LCD screen, which the two Joy-Con controllers can be attached to and detached from. The main function of the Nintendo Switch Dock is to provide an output to the TV, as well as charging and providing power to the system.”