Nintendo launches official Switch specs

Owen Stevens
January 30, 2017

The Nintendo Switch will come with 32GB of storage. With any luck, our PS4 vs Nintendo Switch comparison review should put you on the right track. In its announcement about the game crossing 1 million sales a year ago, publisher FDG Entertainment said Oceanhorn was coming to a "Nintendo console", which we now know is Switch.

Let's start with how the thing actually feels. They are fast Class 10 cards and will initially be available in 16GB and 32GB sizes launching on March 3 in Japan alongside the Switch. That means that on top of paying out £280 for the console, users must fork out an additional £40-60 for a game to play on it. But non-tech savvy parents (or even just casual players who like the occasional Nintendo game) might be convinced that a proprietary Nintendo Switch card is needed and thus will shell out the extra money for one. Plus, there are various other add-ons that hardcore gamers will require. But there now seems to be confusion about how much the official Switch cards will be priced at. But unlike with other reviews, the specs don't really matter when comparing the two consoles. Why? Furthermore, the Japanese gaming organization has reported that they're willing to offer paid substitution batteries for the Nintendo Switch.

Those looking forward to making full use of the couch-based home console aspect to the device will find the console docking incredibly intuitive.

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The Switch on the other hand is a hybrid console that can be used both at home on your TV via a supplied Dock, and on-the-go as a handheld device when paired with the JoyCon controllers (resembling the Wii U gamepad). Even though Nintendo has promised 1080p gaming when Switch is docked and connected to the TV via HDMI cable, it is not known how the console's performance will go past the Wii U. The Switch is smaller than Wii U GamePad but the display is significantly better than the Wii U console.

Nintendo has already revealed that the Switch will be powered by a 4310mAh Lithium ion battery. Upon inserting the Switch into its dock, the game will nearly instantly appear on the television, while simply removing the console from the stand on a whim outputs the experience to the portable screen. However, some gamers were concerned when Nintendo revealed that the console itself was going to be coming with just a meager 32GB of internal memory.

TL;DR it certainly has potential but don't get this one at launch unless you really want to play the new Zelda and you don't have a Wii U. It's annoying, but if you don't do it, it's basically impossible to press said SL and SR buttons, and is highly recommended for games where multiple players are using a single JoyCon as a controller like 1, 2, Switch.

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