Nintendo has officially unveiled its new gaming console the Switch and declared the cost of new items. Presentation device, which is a hybrid laptop and a desktop console, was broadcast live.
Global sales of Nintendo start Switch is scheduled for March 3. The cost of the console at retail will be $299. In Russia Nintendo Switch will be sold for 22 500 rubles, pre-orders start today. This is the first Nintendo after the release of the Wii U in 2012.
Switch Nintendo hybrid console, turns into a 6-inch tablet that can be detached from the docking station and take to the road. It should be noted that the teaser of the gadget exchange was greeted positively: the announcement of gaming console in November added to the market value of the Japanese company’s $1.36 billion This is the best result after the success of Pokémon GO game, released last summer.
NVIDIA reported using in the console its specially developed versions of the Tegra chip with a graphics accelerator based on the architecture underpinning the most powerful graphics cards GeForce. The fact that Nintendo had teamed up with Nvidia, it is quite reasonable: the American company has experience building gaming Shield tablet.
When connecting or disconnecting the docking station, the gameplay is not interrupted. You can start playing on the TV, and then get the console-tablet and continue on the road. In tablet mode, the screen supports a division into two parts for two players.
At the presentation of the Switch, special attention was paid to Nintendo controllers Joycon. Gamepads have got a few colors, sensors and the loop on the hand in order not to lose the accessory.
The left joystick is a button that allows you to record videos and share fragments. And with the right can connect the Amibo figures thanks to the NFC chip, and use applications for augmented reality operating with an installed camera.
The console comes with two joysticks, but in the case of loss separately, you can buy new. Right or left Joycon grey (one!) will cost $50. Set of two gamepads grey, blue, red, red and blue worth $80.
Nintendo has announced the 13 games that are available on the new console, among them Super Mario Odyssey 2 Splatoon, Xenoblade 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The latter will be released the same day as Nintendo Switch — 3 Mar. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is fully translated into Russian language. The cost of regular and limited edition of the game will amount to 4 499 999 rubles and 5 rubles, respectively.
Device battery allows you to work with the console from 2.5 to 6.5 hours. The time will depend on how much resources will be consumed.