Rumors have been buzzing around the gaming community for about a year and a half now regarding a new powerful, next-gen console from Nintendo. Everybody is curious about what’s lurking behind the shroud of mystery but finally, the veil has been lifted to reveal Nintendo’s latest creation.
The Nintendo Switch is a small yet powerful console with features like, two controllers called Joy-Cons which can be attached to a central unit or used as individual modular pieces. The company will also ship the more traditional Pro controllers for users looking for a classic gaming experience.
This console also goes back to using cartridges as games like those found in the 3DS, Gameboy, N64 and SNES consoles. It also looks like that games will probably be available for digital and physical purchase.
The fact that the Nintendo Switch will be a hybrid of both a home console and a portable gaming experience doesn’t mean that it’ll depend on average graphics and mediocre games. This console will have a very powerful graphics system with the bright minds from NVIDIA behind it. The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses. The custom platforms, APIS, software and GPU should make for a state-of-the-art gaming experience that is both dynamic and powerful.
Set for a March 2017 release, we can’t wait to have our hands on this console.