Nintendo Switch – Hybrid Console

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Hybrid Console Unveiled

Since the initial unveiling of the Nintendo Switch in October 2016, gamers ended up with more questions than answers. The Nintendo Switch is the new hybrid video game console developed by Nintendo. It is scheduled to be released in March 2017 but no exact date has been confirmed yet. A hybrid video game console has its own display and controllers being able to run independently on handheld mode. It includes a docking station and can also run on console mode. Even though Nintendo markets it more as a console the gaming flexibility is a major selling point. Most of the details are expected to be released on January 12 at an event called Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017.

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What We Know So Far

It is clear that the hybrid console is meant to cover at home and on the go gaming. When using the console at home the two controllers that Nintendo calls “Joy-Con” controllers slide off the console and connect to the the “Joy-Con Grip”. The Joy-Con Grip is a middle piece which connects the two Joy-Con controllers together to form a more traditional gaming controller. The main console clicks in to a docking station which connects to a TV. When switching to handheld mode you can simply slide on the Joy-Con controllers to the sides of the main console and lift it off the docking station. The main console will automatically transition the display from the TV to the Switch’s display. Here is how it works:

Rumored Specs And Price

I would consider anything before the January 17 event a rumor to a certain extent. The Joy-Con controllers are rectangular and look similar to the Wii U game pad controller. Nintendo will also sell a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller offering a more traditional experience and similar to the Wii U Pro controller. Nvidia released a report and we know the new console will be powered by a Tegra chip. We do not know how powerful it will be. The new console will be using cartridges instead of discs.

The Switch is rumored to have 720p resolution display, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other rumored features include a USB-C port for charging and supporting up to 128GB Micro SDXC Cards. Multiple “leaks” have released information that the Nintendo Switch will be priced between $249 and $299. As I said all of these are rumors we can only wait to get a confirmation on the January 17 event. So far the Nintendo Switch looks far more promising than the failed Nintendo Wii U.

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Singado69
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This is incorrect “So far the Nintendo Switch looks far more promising than the failed Nintendo Wii U.” Cause every system has its type of market and the Wii U succeeds with kids. What I don’t like about this is the fact that the Nintendo switch is a Nvidia shield with a docking station.

Gerson6868
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Guess who leveled up son

Kal-El
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It’s hard for me to get excited for Nintendo. I know they make really good stuff, but I am a huge FPS fan on PC. I just can’t justify spending $ on a console.

WilliamWallace
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Junior

I’m on the border of buying a console

Christiantheman
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Grad

Go for it! You have nothing to lose

Kal-El
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On Craiglist you can buy a nice PC for $500…

Singado69
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They have a share of a unique market that other systems don’t have and that’s where I can justify spending $ on a console.

Gerson6868
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Very true young grasshopper

Christiantheman
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Dude there nothing better than a console. You can’t go wrong there. I am all for it.

Gerson6868
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Yea u could , just have a kid and say it’s for him

JLannister
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Junior

Same here

Gerson6868
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No doubt son

Domo
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No more consoles for me. Gaming PCs is the way to go.

Gerson6868
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PC gaming is the best hands down

WilliamWallace
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Junior

All I can say is FREEDOM!!!!! I can play anywhere. Pretty amazing.

Gerson6868
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Yea you love ur freedom !!!!

WilliamWallace
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Junior

Yes I do!

Gerson6868
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Yea you love ur freedom !!!!

Singado69
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Maybe this replaces the 3ds at some point.

Gerson6868
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U play 3ds

CoolStoryBro
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Fresh

Love Nintendo and all their stuff….the games are so simple but they are so fun. I heart them!

Gerson6868
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Well it’s the only console made specifically for the younger genre … PS3 is more for adults

Singado69
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I own a Nintendo Wii U and 3ds and all there great games, so can’t wait for the switch.

Gerson6868
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I think Sega needs to come out the hope, dominate the market like they did for so many years.

Demon
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The last picture of the controller looks like a dogs face. Other than that I like it.

Gerson6868
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It’s a happy puppy

TylerDurden
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I must say that this looks pretty amazing. The best part is all of the Nintendo unique games.

Gerson6868
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They are innovators

Singado69
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Thanks for the support, Nintendo for life.

Gerson6868
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Ur a child

Bane
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Soph

I really like what Nintendo is doing, but my only problem is that I only have fun playing high end PC games…Xbox and playstation don’t do it for me either.

Gerson6868
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Once u go PC it’s hard to go back

JohnWick
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I really liked the demo and how it works. I think this is going to be a hit.

Gerson6868
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There’s still a big niche with anything Nintendo… and they are the only ones in the market for this group

MadMax
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Well well well….I hated the Nintendo Game Cube, hated the Nintendo Wii and here we are with the Nintendo Switch. I must say I actually like the concept and might just buy it. GJ Nintendo.

Gerson6868
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Same here , Last Nintendo I liked was the original

Joker
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Boss

This might just take Nintendo out of the hole the Wii put them on.

Gerson6868
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All the products made them money

Singado69
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They’re in no such hole. You just grew up.

Gerson6868
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Agreed

Joker
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FiRe in the hole! Nintendo is back

Vendetta
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Junior

This looks simply amazing and hopefully the price leaked stays. I am definitely getting one.

Singado69
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I’ll make the switch too.

Gerson6868
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Lmao the switch to the TS

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