Nintendo Switch Event: Expectations, Air Time & Success Probability

It Looks Like The Nintendo Switch Will Be In Short Supply On Launch Day, Here's Why
Looks like the Nintendo Switch is only coming to a few people during launch. So much for the hype. Photo : GameSpot/YouTube

The Nintendo Switch has been on gamers' minds for months now, the reveal trailer of which only added hype to the already anticipated console. And while there is definitely still question surrounding the device - such as power, battery life, and graphic capabilities - it is basically already a success. Fortunately, the public will get to know about the insides of the device during the Nintendo Switch Presentation.

The Nintendo Switch Presentation will kick off in Tokyo at 8 PM local time. But before the official specifications of the device are unveiled, there are definitely some expectations about the device. Whether or not the Japanese company will be able to deliver on these will remain a mystery until the event on January 13.

As Digital Trends points out, the Nintendo Switch is expected to continue the trend of unconventional playing - as the reveal trailer pretty much confirmed. Other than a home docked device, the unit can also morph into a portable handheld game. Moreover, the unit can accommodate multiple players either alone or when connected to other consoles.

And if the trailer is anything to go by, the transition between each phase should be a seamless one. Games are expected to go from television set to the portable screen without a hitch. This same graceful transition is expected in the physicality of the Nintendo Switch, as the controllers seem to easily whip in and out without losing their effectivity.

One of the expected new pieces of technology that will debut in the Nintendo Switch is a multi-touch feature. Previous consoles from Nintendo could only register one finger per screen at any given time. However, the upcoming console might arrive with capacitive technology, which would allow up to 10 unique touch points.

In terms of power, the most popular opinion for the Nintendo Switch is a custom Nvidia Tegra X1 chipset, which would give the device some power. However, the public should not expect the same amount of power that is found in the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. In addition, the unit is not expected to sport high amount of internal storage.

The current rumors indicate that the Switch will have just 32GB of internal storage, which is definitely nothing compared to the power houses in the gaming world. What will mitigate this, however, is that fact that the console will make use of cartridges. This feature will minimize the need for a large storage space. The game is also estimated to have microSD card slots.

No matter what the specifications of the Nintendo Switch are, one this is for sure, some of the biggest executives in the tech world have been raising the device left and right. One of the latest of which was Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. In an interview with Venture Beat, Huang revealed that the upcoming console is "really delightful."

He went on to say that the Nintendo Switch is very true to the company, in terms of craft and philosophy. The focused dedication of the company has apparently made itself known in the unit and the public is expected to be amazed by the same. In Huang's words, the world will be "blown away."

The Nintendo Switch Presentation will kick off on January 12 at 11 pm ET. The event will be held in Tokyo, but the company will live stream the same via its official website. It will also be available for viewing on Twitch and YouTube.

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