Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonNintendo's new game console is a console/tablet hybrid, coming in March - FlatpanelsHD

Nintendo's new game console is a console/tablet hybrid, coming in March

21 Oct 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Nintendo has finally unveiled the new game console that it has been working on under codename “Project NX”. Nintendo Switch is a sort of hybrid between a game console for the TV and a portable tablet. It will offer games like Mario and Zelda.

Nintendo Switch – a new game console

Nintendo has never been afraid to stand out in the competition with Sony and Microsoft. This strategy has proven highly successful at times.

This is also the theme for the new Nintendo Switch game console, which will replace the failed Wii U. The Wii U, unlike the extremely successful original Wii, was more of a traditional console. With Switch Nintendo takes an entirely new approach with a hybrid approach. It can act both as a game console for the TV and a portable gaming tablet.

Nintendo Switch game console


The hardware sits in the tablet so you can play the exact same games at home and away. It will render games in HD resolution. It is not clear if it will support HDR (High Dynamic Range), which has become a major selling point for PlayStation and Xbox in recent months.

- “Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Nintendo Switch game console


Zelda, Mario and Skyrim

When you dock the console in the TV dock you can remove the “Joy-Con” controllers and use them ”in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options”. Nintendo will also sell a “Joy-Con Pro” that resembles a standard game controller.

Games come on small memory cards that can be inserted in the console.

Nintendo Switch game console


Some of the first titles shown to run on Nintendo Switch are ‘The Legend of Zelda’, ‘Mario Kart’, ‘Super Mario’, ‘Splatoon’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim’. Nintendo announced they have partnered with 48 game studios including Activision, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Sega Games, Telltale Games, and Ubisoft.

Nintendo Switch will launch in March. More details will be announced later.


Nintendo Switch game console


Nintendo Switch game console


- Source: Nintendo



Latest news

Sony X900H HDMI 2.1

Sony launches X900H (XH90), its first 4K TVs with HDMI 2.1

03 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
4K HDR movies

'Indiana Jones', 300, Hitchcock, 'V for Vendetta', more coming to UHD Blu-ray

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Blu-ray bootloop

Samsung Blu-ray 'bootloop' issue more widespread than first thought

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio OLED TV

Vizio's OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 to launch this fall, starting at $1300

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio 2020 LCD

Vizio launches 2020/2021 4K LCD TVs with FALD, HDMI 2.1

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung VR dead

When Samsung axes its VR store, your content vanishes into cyberspace

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV app LG TV

Apple TV app now supports Dolby Atmos on LG TVs

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Peacock streaming service

Peacock launches July 15 on Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox, LG, Vizio, more

29 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |