The game lovers will feel the magic in the air ahead whenever a console is launched. It is because we don’t see new game systems very often unlike phones and gadgets. So each new video game console release feels momentous. It is particularly the case to Nintendo, a company that strives to differentiate itself from its competitors. Nintendo has focused on creating the unique experiences that you can get only by buying one of its systems. The Nintendo Switch is now a fascinating new game console built around a novel and well-executed central idea. Nintendo Switch is a one piece hardware that can function both as a console and a handheld, allowing you to seamlessly transition from playing your games at home to taking them on the go. For the most part, the console delivers well on this premise. It is a reliable, premium-feeling handheld, and works more or less as you had expected a home console to work when you need it to do.

The Nintendo Switch’s 720p capacitive touchscreen measures about 6.2 inches. When docked it can produce an output up to 1080p to a TV. The console can also send a 5.1 surround-sound signal via the dock, but only stereo sound via a wired headphones or through onboard speakers when on the go. The console is also powered by a custom Nvidia Tegra chip. There are two USB 3 ports present on the left side of the dock, and one is hidden away behind the connection panel. You will also see the HDMI-out and a USB-C power port.

The Nintendo Switch has 32GB of onboard storage, but you will only be allowed to access around 26GB out of the box. Expandable storage is available up to 2TB using a microSD card, hidden in a slot behind the tablet’s kickstand. As for the game cards they are super tiny, a little thicker but narrower than a standard SD card. The tablet itself comes with a USB-C port centered at its base (you can charge it directly there too). There is a headphone jack up on the top along with the game card slot, volume, and power buttons. And there is also a heat exhaust vent because we believe there’s a cooling fan inside, too. The Switch comes with a 4,310 mAh lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to six hours of gameplay.

Features of Nintendo Switch

Brand New Home Console: Nintendo Switch is a breakthrough in home video gaming console. It not only connects to a TV at home but it also instantly transforms into an on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch screen.

Play From Anywhere: For the first time, players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. Nintendo Switch is designed to go with you wherever and it transforms from home console to portable system in a snap. So you will now get more time to play the games you love however you like.

Share Your Joy Right Out Of The Box: Now the Nintendo Switch makes easy for the players to stay connected. Get connected with up to 8 consoles for local wireless play. Placing the home console upright with the built-in kickstand, the players can independently use the left and right Joy-Con controllers and would experience multiplayer fun from anywhere.

Two Joy-Con controllers: Use the two Joy‑Con controllers to play face-to-face, or jump online for a 4v4 match. Every Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, meaning you are about to setting up for multiplayer out of the box. Every Joy-Con would last for up to 20 hours on a full charge. To recharge just attach them to the Nintendo Switch console or Charging Grip.

Fantastic Online Support: The console will support an online Wi-Fi multiplayer gaming. Nintendo Switch has also unveiled a new online subscription service that would begin with a free trial. The service includes a smart device application available in summer 2017 that will let the users invite their friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with one another as they play compatible games. A fully featured paid service will be available in autumn.

Play In 3 Modes: The versatile Joy-Con will offer you with multiple new ways for players to have fun.

Handheld Mode:

  • Two Joy-Con can be used individually in each hand, or together as a single game controller meanwhile attached to the Joy-Con grip. They can also connect to the central console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy the two-player action in supported games.

Console Mode:

  • The next form-factor is the console mode. Connect to your TV via an included dock. Place the central portion of the console in the included dock, and this connects the device to your television, and you are then free to detach the Joy-Cons from controlling the Switch from a distance.

Tabletop Mode:

  • The final form factor is what Nintendo calls ‘tabletop mode.’ The screen can also be detached and propped up on a table. Using the kickstand that is attached to the back of the screen will let you prop the console up on a table and then separate the Joy-Cons for some semi-portable gaming.

Experience HD Rumble: Both Joy-Con incorporates advanced HD rumble, which will provide you compatible games with subtle vibrations which are much more realistic than before. The exact effect in HD rumble will let you experience a level of realism that is not possible within the sights and sounds alone.

Parental Controls: Keep the focus on the fun by using parental controls to manage how your family interacts with the Nintendo Switch. A free app provides you, even more, choices and a handy way that maintains your Nintendo Switch parental controls from anywhere via your smart device.

More Than Meets The Eye: Players can press to take instant screenshots of gameplay to share with friends on social media with the left Joy-Con’s Capture Button. The right Joy-Con includes an NFC touchpoint for interaction with the amiibo figures, as well as an IR Motion Camera that will detect the distance, shape, and motion of nearby objects in specially designed games. Each includes an accelerometer and gyroscope motion sensor, making an independent left and right motion control possible.