The much awaited Nintendo Switch finally has a launch date. It is March 3 when the new generation console would be seen adorning store shelves and for $299.99.
That maybe the same price as the XBox One S but an inherent advantage with the Switch is that it comes with its own display. This together with its detachable dual gaming controllers named Joy-Cons allow for anywhere gaming and not just when attached to a TV.
Further, multiple Switch devices can be made to work in tandem to allow for a team effort in some games. Similarly, a second player too can be introduced in a game on a single Switch console by providing them with a controller.
Also, unlike Nintendo’s earlier hardware offerings such as the Wii U, the new Switch will be devoid of region locking. That means players have the liberty to play games irrespective of the region they are in. Games from Japan can be played in North America or just about anywhere and vice-versa.
What also makes the new Switch extremely vital for Nintendo is that its previous offering, the Wii U hasn’t been much of a success. No wonder, its makers are all too keen to see the Switch flying off the racks right from the word go.
Elaborate marketing efforts have already been at work since last year when the company had offered a sneak peek of the device back in October. The device also featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to create some hype.
Nintendo Switch sees 40 percent drop in performance when undocked
The Switch livestream is also available to watch where you can have details of the device as well as the games that are available during launch. The Switch is however already know to be compatible with titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Splatoon 2 and so on.
The Switch had earlier been the subject of some speculation with its performance which was found to show a decline of around 40 percent when undocked. The console’s battery life has also been found to vary from 2.5 hours to 6 hours when undocked.