Nintendo NX Revealed as Nintendo Switch, Confirmed for March 2017

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Nintendo NX Revealed as Nintendo Switch, Confirmed for March 2017
Highlights
  • The Nintendo NX is called the Nintendo Switch
  • It has detachable controllers and is a handheld and home console hybrid
  • March 2017 is its release month, no price has been confirmed yet

After months of rumour and speculation, Nintendo has finally lifted the lid on its latest console, codenamed as the Nintendo NX. It will be sold as the Nintendo Switch.

A trailer from Nintendo showed off games such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, Skyrim, NBA, and what appears to be a new Mario game. Needless to say, previous leaks about it being a handheld and home console hybrid are correct. The video showed off a black and grey console with detachable controllers. For now, there’s no exact release date save for the video ending with “coming soon March 2017”.

 

(Also see:  New Beyond Good and Evil Is a Nintendo NX Exclusive With a 2018 Release Date: Report)

No price has been mentioned just yet. Safe to say, it will be in striking range of what reports from last week anticipated.

"A long-in-the-works revamp to the company's consoles -- the NX, with reveal coming next week -- is liable to come at a price that will result in a "major" disappointment for volume sales, the firm [Macquarie] says," according to a post on investor website Seeking Alpha. "Speculation is putting the price of the new console between $300 and $350, in line with competing consoles, vs. the Wii's former discount to rival boxes from Sony and Microsoft."

(Also see:  Nintendo NX May Support Smartphones and VR; 20 Games in Development: Report)

“With this first look at Nintendo Switch, I hope fans are already imagining the possibilities of having the freedom to play when, where, and how they want to,” said Satoru Shibata, president of Nintendo of Europe in a prepared statement. “Our teams at Nintendo, and many other developers, are all working hard to create new and unique experiences, and we look forward to showing you more.”

We discuss everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch and whether it’s likely to come to India on Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast. You can either subscribe to via iTunes or RSS or just hit the play button below.

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