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Nintendo Switch launches on March 3

Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console launches worldwide for $300 USD on March 3
Nintendo Switch
The long-awaited hybrid game console by Nintendo comes with a 6.2-inch 720p display, a pair of detachable Joy-Con controllers, 32 GB internal storage, is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra chip and has a price tag of $299.99 USD.

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The Nintendo Switch hybrid game console is finally official and on its way for a global release that is scheduled to take place on March 3. Having a recommended price of $299.99 USD, this portable gaming console comes with a capacitive touchscreen, motion controls, a brand-new Splatoon and Mario, but Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also expected to be available in time for launch.

The console is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra SoC, next to 32 GB storage and microSD support. When used in tablet mode, the 6.2-inch display offers 1,280X720 pixels, but once docked and connected to an attached TV via HDMI, the Nintendo Switch can handle full HD visuals without breaking a sweat. Internet connection is possible via WiFi 802.11 ac, as well as using a USB LAN adapter with the dock.

Nintendo advertises a battery life between 2.5 and 6 hours, depending on the games being played (they mentioned 3 hours of continuous play time on a single charge for Zelda: Breath of the Wild). Local multiplayer is possible by connecting up to eight Nintendo Switch consoles, but multiple controllers can be used to play on a single Switch as well.

The Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con controllers and the one with neon blue and neon red controllers have both the same MSRP mentioned earlier. A Switch Pro controller has a price tag of $69.99 USD, $10 USD cheaper than a set of Joy-Cons. A single Joy-Con controller retails for $49.99 USD, a Nintendo Switch Dock Set has a price tag of $89.99 USD, and a Joy-Con Charging Grip can be acquired for $29.99 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-13 (Update: 2017-01-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.