New Nintendo Switch Leaks Surface via Eurogamer

Are you dying for official Nintendo Switch information? Well you’re going to have to wait awhile for it, or settle for the dreaded rumor and speculation.

It has been confirmed by Takahashi Mochizuki via Twitter that Nintendo is not planning any announcements until January, 2017.

Mochizuki’s tweet leads to an official Nintendo PDF document, which is in Japanese, so I’ll just have to take his word for it.

Meanwhile, Eurogamer.net has new information from their sources regarding the Switch’s display. According to the source(s) the console’s screen will be a capacitive multi-touch 6.2 inch screen with a 720p resolution. This was not apparent in the official trailer from Nintendo.

Eurogamer’s source(s) go on to state that while the Switch is docked to its base station and connected to your TV, you’ll be able to use the touch screen features via one of the Joy-Cons, since the touch screen will obviously be inaccessible. Apparently, the right-hand Joy-Con will have a short-range IR sensor in the base, which can then be used to point at your TV to replicate touchscreen inputs.

Seems a lot like the Wii now, doesn’t it?

We’ll most likely have to wait until January for more information.

 

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