Nintendo Switch Specs were leaked a while back and most of them turned out to be true. The console might not be the machine you expect it to be. It’s unlike any conventional game console to ever hit the market. It’s a hybrid, a combination between a home console and hand-held. The Nintendo Switch is like a standalone mobile unit. It operates as a fully portable device with a screen but it can plug into a base station and run on your HDTV.
Nintendo Switch Specs revealed and price speculation
The console has a truly revolutionary design. Control elements on either side are detachable. These work as individual joy pads. That means local multiplayer out of the box that can be played anywhere. You can meet a friend outside and play with him on the hand-held or invite him to your home to enjoy the game on an HDTV.
This is easily a game changer for Nintendo. Furthermore, unlike the Xbox One and PS4 which are powered by AMD, Nintendo Switch will be powered by Nvidia. Nvidia’s mobile Tegra technology is used. This is the most powerful tablet form mobile chip right now. Tegra X1 has 8 CPU cores and 256 Cuda cores from the Maxwell GPU family. However, despite the impressive specs, it’s still not as good as that in the PS4 and Xbox One but that’s completely understandable.
Speaking exclusively to Express Online, Ovum analyst Paul Jackson said that while £200-£220 represents the “sweet spot for mass adoption”, £300 would be a good price to start with for Nintendo.
“Classically the £200-£250 mark was a sweet spot for mass adoption – for tech loving Brits it’s just under that impulse buy ceiling – but that is quite low for a new console launch,” Jackson said.
“The Xbox and PS4 launched at between $399 – $499 or around £350 – £450 at the current exchange rate. I would expect Nintendo to try and target the lower of these ranges – this is total speculation but £300 would be a good price to start with.”
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