Nintendo confirmed the price, release date, and several upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch at a special presentation last night, but didn’t spend much time (read: any) on detailing system specs. Fortunately, that information has since been released, giving us a clearer picture of the most important Nintendo Switch features.
Here’s what we know:
As many expected, the Switch’s screen will support multi-touch and outputs at 720p, but the resolution increases to 1080p while outputting in TV mode. Storage space is quite low out of the box at only 32GB, but according to GameReactor, the Switch will support up to 2TB of extra storage through high-capacity SD (microSDXC) memory cards. Storage issues should also be alleviated a bit by the fact that games are come on physical GameCards, which means they theoretically won’t need to be installed.
Battery life is the other big news and it’s admittedly quite disappointing, with a maximum life of around six hours. More demanding titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are estimated to get about a three hour charge, so it looks like we’ll be relying on the included AC adapter quite a bit.