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Nintendo to Wait Until 2017 to Talk about Switch Games and Hardware Specs

Nintendo to Wait Until 2017 to Talk about Switch Games and Hardware Specs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 October 2016 / 8,643 Views

Nintendo is going to wait until 2017 before talking more about the games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, as well as the hardware specifications, Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki

The company has confirmed the Switch will not be backwards compatible with physical Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games.

The Nintendo Switch launches in March 2017.


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14 Comments

VGPolyglot (on 21 October 2016)

So, what was the point of revealing it just to go silent for 2 and a half more months? Has this officially confirmed by Nintendo?


Qwark (on 22 October 2016)

I dunno MS and Sony announced new versions of their consoles, perhaps Nintendo wanted to do that too.


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Darwinianevolution (on 21 October 2016)

They really should allow 3rd parties to talk about their NX games, that way the console is still on people's minds, instead of dissapearing until the next Nintendo announcement.


Hiku (on 21 October 2016)

May be a good sign in the specs department. Might mean they're considering using the Tegra X2 instead of X1.


IkePoR (on 22 October 2016)

This is a terrible idea. Leaks are far too frequent to try and keep secrets and with the thing being shown, leaks will become levy breaking explosions.


Vertigo-X (on 22 October 2016)

There's nothing to say third parties can't talk about games. Nintendo won't be officially announcing anything themselves, if you are to take that literally; so that doesn't stop others, I think.


Warnut (on 22 October 2016)

3) price? a price would have actually been nice as i would actually pre-order it then. but seeing as the price was not shown i am now waiting... better not be over priced as you can forget my day one purchase Nintendo


malistix1985 (on 22 October 2016)

They Should release the specs and allow third parties to release information, it seems smart to wait on their own line up to create some last-moment buzz.


SR388 (on 22 October 2016)

One more Christmas of Wii U games. It will be interesting to see if this is also the last Christmas for the 3DS.


fleischr (on 21 October 2016)

Imagine if they do another reveal like this during the Super Bowl. With the launch lineup. I think Nintendo smells the kill- their aim is to have their announcements have as much impact as possible, not necessarily as soon as possible.


Random_Matt (on 21 October 2016)

After Christmas then.


Rafie (on 21 October 2016)

That's unfortunate that the games won't be backwards compatible. I guess I was spoiled all of those years of having it with Nintendo. Anyway, I think it's smart to wait to reveal information about newest console. So is this the beginning of the 9th generation?


Game_God (on 21 October 2016)

Meanwhile, they better do some voodoo magic with Nvidia in order for the Switch to at least output X1 level performance when running on the TV!!!


Qwark (on 22 October 2016)

That´s not going to happen, since the docking station only allows power management, charging and HDMI. Which means in the best case scenario higher clock speeds. But the shift probably doesn´t have 8GB of RAM. Besides the PS4 and Xone are big for a reason.


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