Nintendo Switch

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When she visited earlier this month, my gamer friend Becca told me theories about Nintendo's upcoming console. I had said because of Pokémon Go, I was interested in getting a portable game system that could play the other Pokémon games. Becca said to wait, and what she described looks very much what was announced today. Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017. In addition to providing single and multiplayer gameplay at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever, and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable new videogameplay styles.

The system lets gamers play the same title on the go, at any time, with whomever they choose. At home, the Nintendo Switch is docked and connected to the TV. When undocked, the system transitions to portable mode, where titles can be enjoyed away from home on a bright high-definition display. The system will gives game developers new ways to bring creative visions to life. Detachable controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joycon controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joycon can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. Alternatively, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the JoyCon controllers. In addition, multiple Nintendo Switch systems can be brought together for local multiplayer competition.