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Nintendo Switch Screen is 720p, Comes with 32GB of Internal Memory

Nintendo Switch Screen is 720p, Comes with 32GB of Internal Memory - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 January 2017 / 9,056 Views

More details on the Nintendo Switch features have been posted on the official Nintendo website

The screen itself is 720p 6.2 inches and features multi-touch capacitive. It comes with 32GB of internal memory. The storage can be expanded by using a microSDXC card.


The battery can last for more than six hours, however, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it will last for around three hours.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3 for $299.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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26 Comments

Kaneman! (on 13 January 2017)

3 hours battery life for Zelda seems pretty poor.


mountaindewslave (on 13 January 2017)

32 GB is pretty small internal storage, no? maybe having flash carts instead of disks will help with this (?). These days with disc based newer games it seems like everything is dl'ed rather than actually data on a disc


Rogerioandrade (on 13 January 2017)

Yeah, it seems small, but Nintendo consoles usually don´t require games installation. Thankfully it is expendable by memory cards for people who want to get digital games


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Poojipoo (on 13 January 2017)

The official Nintendo website now says it takes micro sdxc cards, so it should be pretty inexpensive to expand storage if you prefer buying games digitally. :)


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Nuvendil (on 13 January 2017)

Yes, if the flash cards have a fast enough read time (somewhere close to a 5400RPM Hard drive in order to match a PS4/Xbone) then you could play any game off the physical media and completely eliminate the need for hard drive installs or data packs. I think that's what they are shooting for.


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DemoniOtaku (on 13 January 2017)

For a portable device.. it isn´t.. I think.


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BlkPaladin (on 13 January 2017)

Not really, the cart eliminate the need to install to internal memory to play and if the developer is planning to be patch heavy, the carts themselves can have a bigger memory area for saving.

And since carts a little more expensive to make, it should make most developers think twice about releasing a game like the last Tony Hawk Pro Skater where there was essentially nothing on the disc.


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malistix1985 (on 13 January 2017)

All seems budget, 32gb isn't much and 720p isn't amazing, but it does come at a premium 299,- when compared to the shield, I really hope the price drops fast or they make a 100% handheld version


pray4mojo (on 14 January 2017)

720P on a tiny little 6 inch screen is just fine. You're not going to be able to tell the difference in 1080P on your TV and 720P on that small of a screen.


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Kanemaru (on 14 January 2017)

720p?? No 1080? Seriously?? Geez Nintendo, you should stop making consoles and just do games...


Jon-Erich (on 15 January 2017)

The screen is 720p. 1080p games are possible when the screen is docked. Besides, were you honestly expecting 1080p in portable mode on a screen that is slightly larger than an iPhone 7 Plus? Because most people I've been talking to didn't think it would do 720p.


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Mr Puggsly (on 13 January 2017)

720p is great for a small screen like that. But I believe visually intensive games will be sub-HD in portable mode. 32GB is fine assuming you mostly buy physical games.


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Mr Puggsly (on 13 January 2017)

I would love a portable Xbox 360 that's about the size of the Switch.

Nintendo could make a more powerful device, but then there is a price issue.


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KazumaKiryu (on 13 January 2017)

Can not believe it, is the Nintendos serious? in my opinion, 32GB and the battery are a joke. 2018 then a stronger Hardware-upgrade with better battery for the same price, think of my words :)


Mystro-Sama (on 14 January 2017)

The game will be upscaled to 1080p when docked right?... RIGHT!?


Hynad (on 15 January 2017)

According to Digital Foundry, the game is 900p in docked mode.


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UnderstatedCornHole (on 13 January 2017)

720p screen? This is going to be a disaster. To the folks above, with all due respect 1080p+ has been available even in $150 budget smartphones for a good 18 months at least. To the guy above how can it scale to 1080p when docked if the resolution of the screen is 720p. Not possible.


Jon-Erich (on 15 January 2017)

The resolution isn't upscaled when docked. It's actually the other way around. It's downscaled when taken off the dock.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mario-kart-8-nintendo-switch-resolution-and-frame-/1100-6446930/


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Kwaidd (on 13 January 2017)

no camera on the machine itself, eh?


Azzanation (on 13 January 2017)

720p is a god res for a screen that size. Hoping it can scale games to 1080p when docked though.


KLAMarine (on 13 January 2017)

Considering how it clocks when docked, it should be able to.


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nanarchy (on 13 January 2017)

hardly god res. subpar to most modern smart phones of the last few years, but it is definitely adequate. much prefer battery life and consistent framerates than higher res anyway.


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mountaindewslave (on 13 January 2017)

to be fair nanarchy, most modern smart phones of recent years generally cost 300$ and beyond at launch, with the nicest ones being like 600$ and beyond. Just saying.


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nanarchy (on 13 January 2017)

@mountaindewslave just pointing out 720p aint anything special for a device that close to face, it is good enough though.. Also maybe 5 years ago it was on 300-600 dollar devices, now $100 devices come with at least that res..


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GhaudePhaede010 (on 13 January 2017)

It does scale to 1080p when docked


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