Nintendo hit the market with its latest gaming technology to redefine the traditional gaming experience, and from what it taunted at te CES 2017, Nintendo Switch promises a whole array of uncharted gaming experience.
The Nintendo Switch is not your traditional gaming console as found in the Microsoft’s Xbox One or the Sony Playstation as it builds better on the design and stylishness along with the functionality of the gaming console.
The Nintendo Switch allows you enjoy mobile gaming and at the same time offers the option for docking which lets you play your game on the big screen. The gaming console offers much more as it supports unique controller which Nintendo itself dubs Joy-Cons which can be connected to the sides of the console giving you the ultimate gaming experience.
Nintendo went big on the Nintendo Switch by packing in it 1280x720p capacitive touchscreen LCD with a battery life taunted to give the maximum gaming experience on the go. Along with these, Nintendo on the new gaming console which will be available as from March 2017 integrated a high powered SoC which it has kept a tight lid on although speculations are surrounding the maker and version installed on the gaming device. However, what is known is that Nvidia is responsible for the special processor which according to tech enthusiasts is believed to be the Tegra X1 – NVIDIA’s 20nm Cortex-A57 CPU along with the Maxwell GPU SoC from the Nvidia.
Nintendo, however, did not keep the lid on all of its specs as it revealed that the console features 32GB of internal storage memory size and support for external microSDXC cards. The cards supported by the Switch is similar to the current-generation Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo also revealed that the battery fitted on the latest gaming console would last between 2.5 to 6.5 hours of a single charge on heavy usage. However, the taunted upcoming Zelda game is expected to kill the battery in between 2.5 to 3 hours of gameplay which is quite adequate for a gaming console battery life.
TheNintendo Switch will, however, differ from previous generation rollouts in its charging method as it ditches the proprietary charging methods for aUSB Type C port charging port similar to those on some Android smartphones. This allows the Nintendo Switch to be used alongside a power bank which can be used to prolong the battery life of the console during game in-play.
The Joy-Con is quite different from the conventional controller as it sports four buttons, there are however two, the right and the left Joy-Con.
According to AnanTech, “The right Joy-Con contains an NFC reader/writer for use with Nintendo’s Amiibo figures, and what Nintendo is calling an “IR motion camera,” An IR camera would imply that it’s the same basic functionality as the Wii Remote, which used an IR camera to orient itself relative to the IR LEDs in the console’s sensor bar, however, Nintendo also quickly demonstrated that the Joy-Con could measure distance and motion from a human hand facing the camera, something the Wii Remote could not do,” (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.anandtech.com/show/11039/nintendo-switch-hardware-launch-details.
Nintendo also packed the Switch with a companion dock which allows gamers to connect their gaming experience to an HDTV. The companion dock is, however, a dumb device without the Nintendo switch console in it, it will feature the USB Type-C port with three USB ports, an HDMI outlet and an AC Adapter which will be standard parts to be shipped in the package.
The Nintendo Switch which will be available in March will be priced at between $20-60 more than its predecessor.