It turns out pretty much everything we’ve known about the Nintendo NX was true. After the months of agony waiting to find out what it was all about, Nintendo has unleashed the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid handheld and home console. The Switch plugs into a dock for playing on the TV with a standard controller, or you can take it out and use it as a gaming tablet complete with detachable controllers.
In terms of games Nintendo has announced a hefty list of partners. Even Bethesda has got in on the action for the first ever time with a Nintendo console. Games shown for the Nintendo Switch include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, NBA 2K, Skyrim Special Edition, Splatoon, Mario Kart and a brand new 3D Mario game.
Nvidia has confirmed the Switch is using a custom Tegra graphics processor. We haven't got any idea on perrformance yet but judging from the videos we're looking at something approaching the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which seems impressive for a tiny handheld device.
Overall I have to say I'm extremely intrigued with what I'm seeing here. While Sony and Microsoft duke it out with identikit consoles, Nintendo has got something very unique on its hands here.
The Nintendo Switch is on track for Nintendo's previously announced March 2017 launch date, although pricing details have yet to be revealed. Initial rumours point towards around $300.