Nintendo's latest console Switch is a home console/portable console hybrid that is expected to hit the market in March 2017.
A trailer from the company revealed what the new console can do and how it looks, but there were several questions that it did not answer. The console was codenamed Nintendo NX.
Here, we look at some of the specs that have been confirmed by Nintendo and others trustable sources:
A Nintendo representative told Fumitsu, a Japanese video game magazine, that Switch will not be compatible with Nintendo Wii U disks or cards of Nintendo 3DS.
The representative did not provide any information on whether Switch is compatible with mobile games.
Twitter user, Laura Kate Dale, a trusted source revealed that battery of the new console is "mediocre." The maximum battery life would be just three hours, according to an anonymous source close to Ubisoft.
Nintendo Switch screen is a touchscreen and it is a multi-touch screen, according to Dale.
Nintendo has confirmed to IGN that the Nintendo Switch dock is not the main console unit and provides only TV output and charging. The main unit is the LCD screen.
Switch will support Amiibo. Amiibo are NFC-enabled figurines that let players fight particular characters, unlock gameplay mode and more.
NVIDIA technology to power it
NVIDIA technology will be powering Nintendo Switch with its custom Tegra processor.
Meanwhile, leaked specs for Nintendo Switch have surfaced online (Gamepur):
- Custom Nvidia GPU chip
- Region Free (No region lock)
- Six inch multi-touch screen (Heard nothing about a stylus)
- The touchscreen has 720p resolution.
- 32GB of built-in internal storage
- SD card support
- Supports USB 2.0 and 3.0
- The dock has two 2.0 USB ports and one 3.0 USB port.
- The portable device is around 14 – 15 mm in thickness.
- The right analogue stick will be below the face buttons.
- Camera and microphone are not built into/inside the NX portable device.
- Cooling is still a little noisy
- Detachable controllers (motion controls and next-gen vibration technology) <– Everything Laura Kate Dale said in her article was correct.
- Share / Social button that Laura Kate Dale posted is true.
- There are shoulder buttons.
- Battery Life is not great.
- Below PS4 and Xbox One in raw power.
- Supports Unreal Engine 4 and Unity Engine.