Nintendo Switch Slated For March 3 Release, Is $299 Worth The Price?

During the recently-concluded Nintendo event on January 12, the Japanese gaming company officially announced the release details for its brand-new hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. According to their info, the console will officially launch on March 3, 2017, and will cost $299.

More info for the Nintendo Switch

Despite the event already conveying some very significant information regarding the Switch, some analysts are still claiming that we still don't know some other information regarding the Switch, specifically how is Nintendo approaching on its features and services, but some recent leaks on a Nintendo Official have given some clarification on several questions that were left unanswered.

Availability of the Switch

Being able to find a Nintendo console can sometimes be difficult, especially since Nintendo's systems are starting to become in-demand all of a sudden. Take the NES Classic Edition for example.

The Switch will launch on March 3, which isn't that far away, and some reports have already said that retailers have already stopped preorders due to the Switch being sold out. But according to the leak, Nintendo is guaranteeing that no shortage will be happening it the Switch this time around, as it has already announced that 2 million units will be shipped on its release date - ALONE.

More about the specs

It terms about specs, the leak didn't disclose anything, apart from saying that the Switch will be way more powerful than Wii U. The console, featuring no 4K display, tops at 1080p in TV mode and 720p in handheld mode.

It also exclusively uses Wi-Fi and no other type of wireless connection. In terms of surround sound, it doesn't feature an optical out, instead, it handles sound passing via HDMI.

Battery life issues

Nintendo has already claimed that the Nintendo Switch can have up to six hours of battery life, but some heavy games - like the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - will drop that length to around half that, which is really sad since people would want to have more playing hours on the go.

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