No longer codenamed NX, Nintendo’s newest console is dubbed Switch
The NX has finally been revealed and it’s now called Nintendo Switch.
After sitting on their hands for far too long, Nintendo’s finally decided to grace the world with their newest console offering. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Switch yet over at Nintendo’s website (which you obviously haven’t cause it’s been down for the past 2 hours) the newly dubbed Switch looks to finally bring to fruition what the Wii U failed miserably to do.
Is it a home console or a handheld? Technically, it’s both.
From Nintendo’s reveal trailer this morning, the Nintendo Switch appears to be a two-in-one system that uses modular features to go from home console to portable in a matter of a few seconds. The Wii U style gamepad can be emulated by sliding the controller side grips onto side rails. When playing at home, you can charge the screen on the dock and slide those rails onto a controller base that gives you a more classic gaming style.
While this looks great in concept, the Wii U had similar promise from the reveal trailer and under-delivered on what we expected.
As the Nintendo Switch is set to release in March 2017, this gives us less than six months to learn more about what this console is capable of, what to expect of it, and most importantly, a price.