Today in Tokyo, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima announced that Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3, 2017 worldwide, and is priced at USD 299.00 (¥ 29,980).
The Nintendo Switch comes with
- 1 Switch Console
- 1 Switch Dock
- 2 Joy-Con controller (Left and Right)
- Colors can be both standard gray, or the Neon Blue and Neon Red config
- 2 Joy-Con strap
- 1 Joy-Con Charging grip
- 1 AC adapter
- 1 HDMI cable
The power of the Nintendo Switch, at least according to the presentation, lies with the innovation of the Joy-Con controllers which are equipped with the following features:
- IR Camera for object detection
- “HD Rumble” technology – which allows intelligent controller rumbling to better enhance game immersion.
- Capture photos (and later be used for recording gameplays)
- Shoulder buttons located on the inside of the controller to use when separated for cooperative play
Joy-Con combines all the gameplay Nintendo Switch can offer, may it be via your typical TV mode, tabletop mode, handled mode, or the multiplayer mode where up to 8 Nintendo Switch can be linked together. Of course Nintendo Switch will allow you to play with people online with Nintendo Online Services which will be free to try upon launch.
And, unlike other Nintendo console, Nintendo Switch will not be region locked. Players get to enjoy games whether it bought the US or Japan!
Nintendo also announced the upcoming release of Nintendo Switch Pro, which is your traditional gamepad and will sold separately. MSRP of Nintendo Switch Pro is at USD 69.99
People in Tokyo can get a first hand experience Nintendo Switch with various Nintendo organized events this weekend (January 14 to 15) while US and Europe will have their own separate pocket events as well in the upcoming weeks.
So make sure to “save-the-date” of March 3 to order, and be first to enjoy this awesome gaming console, the Nintendo Switch.
Pre-order of this coveted gaming console starts January 21 in Japan, while pre-oders in the US is now available at Walmart, Best Buy, Gamespot and Target. Though some of the US store sites requires a US-based VPN to be able to access the site.
To re-watch announcement Youtube – Nintendo Channel: