Nintendo Releases Video Showing What The Switch Can Do
For those not quite sold on the Nintendo Switch yet, the Japanese corporation has released a video showing off everything that makes the new hybrid console unique. Though it lacks the razzle-dazzle of true advertising material, in a way it is the most illuminating demonstration so far of what the Nintendo Switch can do and how gamers will be able to use it.
Up to now, the Nintendo Switch has mostly been described in documents, with the occasional video showing off a particular function. The newly released clip, however, gives a great overview of the semi-handheld console for prospective buyers (though preordering may be tricky).
The Nintendo Switch will be a very versatile gaming machine: players will be able to plug it into their TV until they need to be somewhere, in which case they can simply slip the Joy-Con controllers off the central grip and slide them onto the actual console. Though this was described as the biggest selling point of the Switch from the beginning, actually seeing it in action finally makes it convincing. Also, in some cases the one controller can be turned into two, great for when a friend comes over.
The controllers can be easily charged using a standard USB-C cable and they come equipped with sensors that scan the area around them, allowing players to control the game they’re playing without touching a button, much like the Wii-mote did. Also pretty nifty is the tabletop mode, allowing gamers to play on the Switch whenever and wherever they please, battery allowing, of course.
If the new video will lead to bigger sales remains to be seen, at the very least it is great to finally see something of the rumored Nintendo Switch rather than be told how great it will be.
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.