Back in October, Nintendo finally unveiled their new game-changing console system entitled the Nintendo Switch, with a new video and photos that teased this unique new system that switches from a home console to a handheld system. It was never revealed when this new system will go on sale, but the company announced a live-streamed event will take place on January 12, when the price, street date, and much more was expected to be revealed. Today we have a new report that claims the official price and street date have already leaked.
These new details come from GameSeek, which claims that the Nintendo Switch will be priced at 198.50 GBP, or $244, and that the system will be released on March 17. This date has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo at this time, but we'll find out if it's accurate or not during the company's presentation on January 12. The exact time of the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 will be announced through Nintendo's social media channels in the coming weeks.
In a presentation to financial analysts in Tokyo, Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that major details regarding the company's new Nintendo Switch home gaming system will be shared at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. This will be an event for invited media, financial analysts and trade partners in Tokyo that will be globally livestreamed on Jan. 12, U.S. time. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development.
Kimishima also announced that Nintendo Switch sampling events for invited media, partners, and consumers will take place in the U.S. and Europe after the presentation at later dates. There will be opportunities for the public to participate in other hands-on events around the same time, details of which will be announced later. In an introductory video released in October, Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills 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 unprecedented new video game play styles.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend's apartment.
Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch include 505 Games, Activision Publishing Inc., Sega Games Co., Ltd., Capcom Co., Ltd, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Telltale Games, TT Games, Konami and many more. The introductory video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch. Stay tuned for more on the Nintendo Switch soon