On the recent presentation, Nintendo shared some more information about its new console – Nintendo SWITCH. The brand remains faithful to itself, offering players a simple and yet extremely user-friendly solution “two in one”: both stationary and portable console! The announced date of the sales start is March 3, 2017.
SWITCH has become a truly unique device, basically changing the whole gameplay. Now, players can continue the game, running on the TV screen, on a portable console. If players have no time to play an episode at home, they only have to remove the console from the station and continue playing in transport, at a party, in the countryside – in any convenient location. How is this possible? The secret lies in the component structure SWITCH.
The main components of the new console – a docking station, a 6.2-inch display and a multifunctional gamepad, which consists of two controllers Joy-Con. These miniature devices are quite autonomous themselves: have their own accelerometer, gyroscope, and a vibrate mode. They can serve as a “mini-gamepad” – so the basic equipment of the gaming console will allow playing together with someone else. But Joy-Cons are very tiny and it’s not always comfortable to play with them for hours. Then users can connect two Joy-Cons in a single device, thus obtaining a “full-length” gamepad, to which everybody is accustomed – of course, in this case, the second player will need an additional gamepad. This is concerning the use of SWITCHs as home consoles.
But the thing of the SWITCH is that it can be easily converted into a portable console. And, what is more interesting is that there is even no need to interrupt the gameplay, in order to go from one state to another (from a home console to a portable console, and vice versa).
The range of games is going to be rich. In addition to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey, there will be released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, several sports games, including FIFA and NBA 2K on the new console. Surely, the list will be supplemented, as the majority of well-known game makers have already expressed support for SWITCH.
To say that Nintendo has released something interesting is to say nothing. In fact, this is a small revolution in the world of game consoles, which may bring new trends in the development of these devices. In fact, the global trend of all the gadgets of our time – maximum flexibility, maximum functionality, and maximum attention to the needs of users. Gameplay has never been so funny and easy, both on a big TV screen, and on a modest display “console”. Now, the game does not end at home!