Nintendo has announced that in January they will have a special event that will go over all of the details for the Switch. However, that doesn’t stop Internet sleuths from finding out all the information they can.
Eurogamer is reporting that the Switch Screen size is 6.2 inches (same as the Wii U gamepad) and the screen will be 720p (a the highest resolution for a Nintendo screen) and it will be multi-touch.
Also the system will have motion controls. In your Joy Cons there will be an IR sensor and the screen when docked will act as a sensor bar. No other details on what kind of games we can expect using that (maybe some sort of backwards compatibility?).
Also Let’s Play has some rumors on storage. They are reporting that you will not be able to use an external hard drive for extra storage (like you can with the PS4 or Xbox One), rather you can use SD cards with up to 128 GB storage. The reasoning for this is because of the portability of the system, Nintendo isn’t going to want you to drag around an HD. So depending on the size of games you might have to carry around a few SD cards.
Also, there is talk (very little) that the Switch might be compatible with VR in the future.
And lastly, this one coming from the Big N themselves, they expect to only ship two million systems by the end of March. This is actually one million less than the Wii U shipped it’s opening month and this statement from Nintendo is more than likely them setting expectations low so if the Switch bombs stocks don’t take a big hit, but if it ships say 3-4 million or more than the stock prices will jump (sneaky sneaky Nintendo).
So that’s your Nintendo round up for the week, what do you think about all this news? For me the screen size, resolution and multi-touch are all cool, no External HD is a bummer but I’ll wait and see how many games I can store on an SD card before I get sad. But this isn’t about me it’s about you the reader, let us know what you think and as always thanks for stopping by.