Video Shows Off Nintendo Switch Touch Screen
Though one of the Nintendo Switch’s main features will be its touch screen, no one outside of the development team has seen it in action. Well, up to now that is, as this video has come out where we can see someone using the Switch’s touch screen while playing Skylander, one of the games that will launch with the console.
A look at the video reveals that the touch screen works very smoothly and is a lot more sensitive than some mid-range smartphones. This is likely due to the capacitive screen, which is a step up for Nintendo as the 3DS and Wii used resistive screens. The Switch touch screen is definitely on the cutting edge, though that can’t be said about the rest of its hardware.
Whether the Switch touch screen will also be used in-game rather than just to navigate through menus is as yet unknown, though it would probably prove a boon to those unwilling to buy a special grip for the console. Currently, very little is known about what kind of games are under development for the Nintendo Switch and whether developers are focusing on controller-based or touch-screen games. The demonstration in the video seems to suggest either way would be viable, which should prove very interesting for fans.
That the Switch touch screen works, and well, is the best news anyone has heard since the launch of the new hybrid console: up to now most of the news has often been slightly disappointing as many announcements were about which features the Switch would not carry. From questionable hardware specs to a lack of Netflix, the Switch left a bad taste in quite a few mouths. Today’s news shows an upward trend for the new console, here’s hoping it’s the first of many pieces of good news.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.