Nintendo Switch Console Could Bring the Company Back in the Game

Nintendo Switch Console Could Bring the Company Back in the Game

Nintendo will soon launch Nintendo Switch - its new gaming console. The company has aggressively priced Nintendo Switch at starting price of $299. Over the last few weeks, Nintendo has announced many interesting games for the console. Gamers will be able to get the game on March 3 but Nintendo is already accepting pre-orders for the console.

The basic gaming package for $299 includes Nintendo Switch console and screen hybrid, left and right Joy-Con controllers, a grip to use them like a traditional controller and Wiimote-style motion controllers. The console can be used with TV set or a portable handheld device. With the dock, the gaming console will offer double graphic processing power and an improved resolution (1080p instead of 780p on handheld devices).

In 2012, Nintendo launched it last gaming console Nintendo Wii. Nintendo fans have been waiting for years for the company to come up with a better gaming console. With a single charge, Switch can work for 2.5 to 6.5 hours, depending on usage. As an example of usage, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for three hours with a single charge.

Nintendo is launching Switch with 11 game titles. After launching of the gaming console, the company will also offer three more games on its eShop - Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

A report published by the Guardian informed, “The main controllers for the Switch are small marvels, packed full of features. As well as the obvious buttons on the front and sides, they have gyroscopes for motion controls, an NFC chip for reading Amiibos, an IR sensor for gesture controls, and a genuinely impressive set of vibration motors which create the most finely-defined rumble effects on any console we’ve seen.”

However, Nintendo Switch only offers 32 GB of storage space but adding more capacity is possible. The $299 price tag is for basic gaming console and if gamers add a few accessories, the cost will quickly escalate to $450-500 range. In that price point, Nintendo will have to offer a lot more to compete with PS4 and xBox.

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