Nintendo NX is now Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on its long-awaited…console? Handheld? Anyway, today the Nintendo NX, after a long period of total silence, was revealed today as the Nintendo Switch. Here’s what we’ve learned about the hybrid so far, along with some of my opinions on the subject:

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It’s a console. It’s a handheld. It’s…a portable console? The Switch is a tablet that can dock and play games on the TV with what resembles the Wii U Pro Controller. It can also detach and, with controller attachments, can become a handheld. Those attachments can also be used while detached as smaller controllers, while the screen itself can be set up on a kickstand. This allows for multiplayer gaming on the go.

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Speaking of which, it looks as if the console can connect with other Switches on the go for even more multiplayer action. How’s that battery life going to hold up, I wonder?

Multiple Wii U games were shown playing on the Switch. Backwards compatibility? Or are these ports? And of course we were shown a new Mario game.

Speaking of games, an NBA game was shown along with Skyrim. Could this be Nintendo finally injecting the third-party support they so desperately need?

The games are on cartridges. Now, I’ve seen both the 3DS and Vita do some amazing things with carts, but I wonder about this move. This is another thing that has me curious. I want to see what they can do with this. I’m not a fan of disc media at all, so if they can pull this off, I’ll be a fan.

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What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch? Are you excited? Disappointed? Nervous? I myself am cautiously optimistic. I want Nintendo to come back with a bang. Let’s hope the Switch does just that. We’ll find out more about the console in coming months (including that all-important price point) leading up to the release of the Switch in March of 2017.


2 thoughts on “Nintendo NX is now Nintendo Switch

  1. I’m excited for the Nintendo Switch, for a good number of reasons, including the Joy-Con controllers, the possible new 3D Mario, and what looks like extensive third-party support from the get-go. I hope everything works out for the Switch. I’d love to play a bunch of different games on-the-go, so hopefully Nintendo maintains its support. There are things I’d like to know like cost and battery life, but I’m otherwise planning on picking up the Switch when it comes out!

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    1. I used the word “intrigued” to explain my feelings. I’m cautiously optimistic, and excited. I’m not a on the go type of gamer, but this could change that. It is still going to take a lot to get me away from playing third party on the PS4, but I am definitely excited that they are, hopefully, getting third party support. Hopefully they don’t have what happened to the WiiU happen to the Switch.

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