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Nintendo Switch launches March 3 for $299

Posted on Friday, January 13 2017 @ 12:35:03 CET by

Nintendo shares more details about its Switch and said it will launch the console in the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and several major European countries on March 3. Pricing of the console is $299.99. A full run-down of the specifications and the new services for the Switch can be read at ARS Technica.
Hardware-wise, the system's 6.2" capacitive touch screen clocks in at a 1280 x 720 resolution. The system comes with 32 GB of internal game storage, which can be expanded with standard microSD cards. Games will also be available on small cards, similar to those on the DS line.

Battery life for the system in portable mode will range from 2.5 to 6.5 hours, depending on the game. "For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly 3 hours on a single charge," Nintendo writes on its web site. The system will be charged by USB Type-C.

Nintendo also announced the system will not be subject to a region lock, and that all software would work on systems released in all countries.
The bad news is that online multiplayer will not be free, this will be tied to a subscription service.

Also kinda interesting is the new Super Mario Odyssey game for the Switch. For the first time, we'll see Super Mario in a real city. Besides the typical fantasy settings, this open-world game will let you explore parts of New York! The launch of this game is slated for late 2017, it's exclusively for the Switch.

And of course, here's a look at the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Looks incredible and it will come out for both the Wii U and the Switch.



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