The Nintendo Switch And Switch Pro: What Do We Know About Them?

The Nintendo Switch And Switch Pro: What Do We Know About Them?

Nintendo has consistently proved adept in any of its creations, and the Nintendo Switch was a significant improvement to the then Wii U that didn’t do very well in the market. The Nintendo Switch unveiled on October 20, 2016, did change the tide in Nintendo’s favour and ensured their emergence at the forefront of the gaming world. Of course, upgrades are bound to occur, and we’ve already had the Nintendo Switch Lite. However, there are rumours of a Nintendo Switch Pro that would be announced very soon—an upgrade to the Switch Lite and Switch. Check out their multimedia services here.

Nintendo Switch

This is a video game console that was released worldwide on March 3, 2017. Check BritainReviews for reviews on Nintendo’s operations and releases. It has a tablet design, such that it can be docked and used as a home console or can be used as a portable device, making it a hybrid design. It also has wireless Joy-Con controllers, with standard buttons and directional analogue sticks for user input, motion sensing, and tactile feedback that can attach to the sides of the console to support handheld-style play. The Nintendo Switch software supports online gaming through local wireless ad hoc connectivity as well as through internet connectivity—it also supports the multiplayer feature online so that gamers can play with one another.

The console

This is the main unit of the Switch. It is a battery-powered, tablet-like monitor with a 6.2 inches LCD screen, and the screen supports a ten-point multi-touch capacitive sensing and resolutions up to 720p. The console has a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speakers below the screen, a USB-C port for charging, and a kickstand on its backside. It also has slots for a game card and a Microsoft card. The Switch is designed to give the gamer the ultimate experience with its three modes: the TV mode, the Tabletop mode,  and the Handheld mode.

The dock

The Nintendo Switch’s dock can house the console with or without the Joy-Controllers being attached. Instead, it is a station with electrical connectors that allows the console to connect to a power supply and television via HDMI connection. In addition, it has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. While the console is docked, it can support resolutions that are up to 1080p and a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, though the maximum resolution depends on the game.

The controllers

The Switch comes with two controllers on the left and right side, collectively called the Joy-Con. They are attached to the console via side rails using a locking mechanism. They are also equipped with a release button that allows them to be detached. When detached, they can be used by a single player as a pair or separately by two individuals. They also have a charging grip which provides them with a means to a power supply.

The Nintendo Switch Pro

Though it is not yet released, the Nintendo Switch Pro is expected to compete with the already existent PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. It will be equipped with Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) AI technology to upscale the gameplay to 4k. It will also use a Samsung OLED display, which will vastly improve the contrast and colour depth. It is expected to feature the same processor of the 2019 Switch base model and the Tegra X1+ chipset of the Switch Lite. Since most of its features, such as the price, are still shrouded in mystery, we have to wait until its official release to know how great it is, but speaking from past Nintendo’s releases, the Switch Pro promises to be magnificent.

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