The Nintendo Switch has been confirmed for released this upcoming March 17, 2016, as per freelance video-game writer Laura Kate Dale, who claims to have some credible source coming from Nintendo itself. While the Switch's official trailer gave indications of a March 2017 launch, this is, for now, our best guess yet at a more specific date coming from the Japanese video game company.
According to Dale
Laura Dale did not provide any name on her source, but she did say that she trusts its trustworthiness and credibility, claiming that it was the same person who gave details to her regarding the Nintendo Switch trailer even before the official reveal. In her recent tweet, Dale states that March 17, 2017, will be the official launch date for the much-awaited gaming console. But keep in mind that March 17 is going to be the official release for the 'PAL' region. Video games and their consoles are actually segregated into regions that correspond to varying technical standards. This PAL region consists of Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, which will be featured with a slightly different console than the 'NTSC' region - comprising the U.S.A, Canada, Middle East, and more.
Nintendo will give the exact release date in due time
This would generally mean that the release of the console will be staggered. Dale explains that every major region will get the Switch during that week, along with Japan possibly getting it a few days earlier. If the reports would prove true, the Switch could possibly be released on March 12, 2017, in North America, given the fact that both the Wii and Wii U rolled out during a Sunday. Nintendo has already confirmed that it will be revealing a more precise launch date, along with a lineup of featured games, during an official Nintendo Switch presentation this coming January 13. Until then, what we have to do now is wait.