Nintendo has today announced its new-generation Switch, a hybrid of console and handheld which provides several modes of play including traditional home console TV Mode, Tabletop Mode and Handheld Mode.
When you use it as a handheld, you’ll need to add two controller portions to the side of the multi-touch screen. You can also change it into a gamepad using the Joy-Con grip. Another highlight of the device is it can be connected with up to eight other Switch systems for a big multiplayer experience.
Powered by an unknown processor from NVIDIA, Switch features a 6.2-inch 720p screen, 32GB of storage and is expandable with MicroSDXC card. As for the battery life, the company claims the console can last as long as six hours, but it depends on what kind of game it’s running. If you play Zelda Breath of the Wild, it might just last three hours.
Expected to hit retail on March 3 for US$299.99, the console isn’t region locked. There’ll be a version for Hong Kong region, but we’re not sure about the pricing.
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