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Nintendo revealing Switch price, release date and games in January

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This time last week the internet was eagerly anticipating what would eventually be called the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s new hybrid home and on the go console was revealed last Thursday, and since then the Japanese company has remained hush about some of the device’s more pertinent information. And it’s going to stay that way for the rest of 2016, with Nintendo only revisiting the Switch in January next year.

Nintendo has revealed that they will be hosting an event on January 12th, which will be open to invited guests and livestreamed for the millions not able to get there in person. The event will target three of the main questions surrounding the Switch right now: Release Date, Price and Games. Nintendo will lock down how much the Switch will cost and exactly what day in March it’ll launch, while also showcasing some actual gameplay on the console this time.

Those are the three main topics they’ll address, but it’s likely Nintendo will also release a little more information about the Switch’s hardware and, most importantly, battery life. Since it’s a console that has mobile capabilities, battery life will be a huge selling point for some. Nintendo has stressed that the Switch is still firmly a home console, but with all the buzz being generated around being able to play Skyrim on a plane, it’s safe to say that it’s almost just as important.

Other specifics such as third-party support and system memory will most likely also be touched on, and I’m hoping that we’ll all have a much clearer picture on the Switch entirely. Not because it’s a confusing mess like the Wii U, but rather that people are already excited. Nintendo just needs to give us all more of what we want to hear now, and March should go off smoothly.

Last Updated: October 27, 2016

15 Comments

  1. “get their in person”

    But what if you’re a hipster. They don’t like “in people”.

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  2. Ottokie

    October 27, 2016 at 10:37

    Can we get actual game play vids before they state the price?

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    • Pariah ???

      October 27, 2016 at 10:40

      Same time. But it’ll be 2 months before release, so we’ll have time to decide.

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      • Ottokie

        October 27, 2016 at 10:41

        I am used to Nintendo not being HD since I play on a 3DS all the time. But after that trailer with skyrim they can burn their fingers badly.

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        • Pariah ???

          October 27, 2016 at 10:41

          If Skyrim isn’t coming to the Switch, yeah it’ll burn them very badly.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 27, 2016 at 10:54

    So basically they’re going to hype it up for months and then drop the bombshell, hoping that everyone’s too excited to care.

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