34 Facts About Nintendo Switch

1. Nintendo Switch launched alongside the latest instalment of fan favourite, The Legend of Zelda, with The Breath of The Wild.

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2. Along the top of the Nintendo Switch is a slot for game cartridges, a headphone jack, a volume rocker and a power button.

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3. Nintendo Switch mostly delivers very, very well on this initial premise.

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4. Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 and will cost $300 in the United States.

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5. Nintendo Switch has been out less than a week, but the eShop is already growing.

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6. Nintendo Switch keeps some recent Nintendo features we're already familiar with, like Miis, for instance, but it loses the free game bundle that we might have hoped to come included.

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7. On the TV in the dock the Nintendo Switch is just any other game console.

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8. Nintendo Switch has been one of if the biggest stories of 2017 in video games.

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9. Nintendo Switch offers gamers the chance to utilize three different play styles.

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10. The Nintendo Switch will debut with two versions: one with grey Joy-Con controllers and one with neon red and blue controllers.

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11. The Nintendo Switch is a portable, multiplayer machine designed to let you and your friends play almost anywhere.

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12. The Nintendo Switch had a slower year this year—but hopefully, next year, with game releases and announcements, Nintendo will end up more than making up for that.

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13. The Nintendo Switch was released in the first quarter of 2017, and has been a huge hit for the company.

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14. Nintendo Switch comes with 32GB of onboard storage, but that will quickly run out if you download games with any frequency.

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15. As of January 2018, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 300,000 units in Spain, surpassing the total lifetime sales of one of its competitors, the Xbox One, in the region.

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16. The Nintendo Switch was the fastest-selling console in Canada, having shipped 400,000 units in its first 10 months, narrowly outpacing the Wii's performance of 392,000 units in the same time period, according to TechVibes.

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17. The Nintendo Switch reportedly outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in hardware and software sales in Japan during July of 2018.

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18. Nintendo Switch continued to show strong sales throughout its first year of release.

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19. In February 2017, Kimishima said that the Nintendo Switch is powerful enough to emulate titles from previous Nintendo consoles.

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20. The Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible with other digital titles from previous consoles.

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21. The Nintendo Switch does not use optical discs, and does not have native backward compatibility with software from any previous Nintendo console.

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22. Nintendo Switch offers integration with third-party social networking services to provide social and sharing features.

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23. Nintendo Switch is produced between Taiwan-based Foxconn and Japan-based Hosiden, with Foxconn accounting for the largest volume.

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24. The Nintendo Switch supports a wireless Pro Controller, which has a more traditional design reminiscent of the Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller.

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25. The Nintendo Switch does not support external storage units at launch, but Nintendo stated that they were looking into adding this feature in the future.

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26. If the microSD card is used, the Nintendo Switch will only store game save data on the internal memory, leaving data that can be re-acquired on the microSD card.

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27. Nintendo Switch is primarily powered in portable mode by a non-removable 4310 mAh, 3.7 V Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

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28. The Nintendo Switch uses Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless communication between the console and its controllers.

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29. Nintendo Switch uses a system-on-chip from the Tegra family of products, developed in partnership with Nvidia.

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30. Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console, with the main system comprising the "Switch Console", the "Switch Dock", and the "Joy-Con" controllers.

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31. Nintendo Switch was officially released on March 3, 2017 worldwide, notably in all key markets, but excluding some parts of Asia, including India and Mainland China.

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32. Development of the Nintendo Switch continued Nintendo's blue ocean approach for the competitive console marketplace.

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33. Nintendo Switch was unveiled in October 2016 and was released in most areas worldwide on March 3, 2017.

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34. The Nintendo Switch competes on the console gaming market with contemporaries being Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.

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