I’ve been CRAZY busy with work the last few weeks and somehow nearly missed the fact that there was a big reveal coming today from Nintendo but I did catch it. This monring Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo NX as we’ve all known it as is now called the Nintendo Switch. As countless rumors have suggested, Switch is indeed a tablet/console hybrid. Meaning, you can slap the tablet component into the base station that attaches to you home entertainment system or you can remove it and add the “Joy Con” to each side of the tablet giving it a more “WiiU” sort of look and vibe. The machine itself looks slick and and very pretty and i LOVE the simple fact that they’re going with what appears to be SD type media for games. Nintendo has shown that they have their usual first party support as well as some big hitters in 3rd party support from Activision, Atlus, Bethesda, Capcom, EA, Epic Games, Konami, PlatinumGames, Square Enix, Take-Two and Ubisoft all of which is very good news for Nintendo and gamers alike.
I know I said that WiiU would likely be my last Nintendo console, but now I’m not so sure. I may let them have one more kick at the can but it’s unlikely it’ll be on launch day. I need more info. What’s the battery life? Is there a protective case for it? How durable (I have a 7yr old and another on the way soon). How much capacity does that SD like media have. How comfortable can the Joy con really be in separate little controllers? Are the batteries replaceable components?
Anyway, I really like the design and look of the machine and I like the direction they’re going here. Nintendo Switch is set to launch March 2017