Introducting the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch in its portable mode. The Nintendo Switch in its portable mode. NINTENDO

The successor for Nintendo's Wii U video game console, which was previously know by its code name NX, has now been both named and unveiled.

Expected to launch in March of 2017, the Nintendo Switch is a new hybrid type of video game console.  It allows its users to game both at home like a traditional television-based console and on the go.  By the way, when Nintendo says it'll work on the go, they mean it.  Going well beyond just taking your gaming to another room or to the backyard, the Switch can be taken on planes, trains, automobiles, and so on.

You can check it out in Nintendo's announcement video:


Nintendo Switch announcement trailer by GeekNifty

Nintendo has not released any sort of pricing information, nor are the system's specs publicly available.  What we do know, however, is that the device will be powered by an nVidia graphics processor.  How?  nVidia says so themselves on their website.

"Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor," wrote nVidia's Ashish Karandikar.  "The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards."

As far as game software, Nintendo is promising some pretty good support.  They tweeted out the following:

As more information about the Nintendo Switch comes out, we'll be sure to keep you in the loop.

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