Nintendo Switch Presentation Jan 2017

Posted on Friday, January 13th 2017 at 12:13 a.m.

Launch Date: March 3, 2017

World-wide simultaneous launch

Price: $299.99 USD


Online multiplayer gaming.  Smart device enabled as well for online chatting and other online services.  Free for a trial period, will be a paid subscription for online services in fall 2017.

Region Locking will not be applied to Nintendo Switch software

Nintendo Switch is a hybrid of several earlier Nintendo systems

Undock and take your games on the go

Battery Life: 2.5 – 6.5 hours (depending on game)

USB Type-C (Charge while playing game)

Touch panel screen, Wi-Fi, Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer (8 Nintendo Switch systems)

Components of Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Dock, Nintendo Switch Console, HDMI connection, Joy-Con Grip, Joy-Con (L) + Joy-Con (R)


TV Mode (play games on TV)

Tabletop Mode (stand Nintendo Switch Console on kickstand, handheld Joy-Cons)

Handheld Mode (attach Joy-Cons to system)


NFC built into Joy-Con, can capture screenshots (and soon video), Accelerometer and Gyro in each Joy-Con, ABXY L R + Analog Stick (can be used as a button)

Neon Blue + Neon Red colored Joy-Cons or Gray, wrist strap for Joy-Con (with L+R buttons), Motion IR Camera (can tell the difference between rock, paper, scissor, and distance), HD Rumble (precision rumble)



  • Quick-draw game
  • Can be played without a screen
  • Look at opponent’s eye to read their next move
  • Releases March 3, 2017


  • Motion control boxing game with extendable arms
  • Aim and fire your fists at opponents at a distance
  • Uses two Joy-Cons (one in each hand)
  • Can dash, move, and throw punches with motion controls
  • Battle alone against CPU or play on same screen or two screens (2 consoles)
  • Online-battling as well
  • Releases spring 2017

Splatoon 2

  • More weapons and upgraded special weapons
  • New battle stages
  • Gyro controls supported
  • X button to view map (and d-pad to jump to an ally)
  • VS Network play and VS Local play
  • Releases summer 2017

Super Mario Odyssey

  • New 3D Mario game
  • Features city and wall jumping in trailer (kind of Assassin’s Creed meets Mario) ;)
  • Mario’s hat can be thrown like a boomerang
  • Releases Holiday 2017 (later this year)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

  • Created by Monoliftsoft

Fire Emblem Warriors

  • Koei-Tecmo & Team Ninja

Over 80 games in development

  • Square-Enix - Dragon Quest X, Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Heroes 1+2, Project Octopath Traveler
  • Atlus - Shin Megami Tensei
  • Bethesda - Skyrim
  • Grasshopper (Suda51) - No More Heroes?? No title yet, game featuring Travis Touchdown
  • EA Sports - FIFA

In the Box:

Nintendo Switch console, Joy-Cons (L+R), wrist straps, Joy-Con Grip, Switch dock, HDMI cable, AC adapter

Pro controller available separately

2 Models available for sale

  • Gray Joy-Cons
  • Neon Blue Joy-Con & Neon Red Joy-Con

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Releases March 3, 2017 (Launch day title!!!!!!)

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