The Nintendo Switch has been priced at a Canadian retailer

The Nintendo NX has been priced at a Canadian retailer

The Nintendo NX has been priced at a Canadian retailer

The Nintendo Switch has been priced at a Canadian retailer

 
Nintendo's upcoming Switch console/handheld hybrid has been priced at the Canadian retailer Toys'R'us, who have listed the unit at $329 CA. This price roughly equates to around $250 US, which seems fairly appropriate for a powerful new handheld console.  
 

The Switch will launch in March 2017 and will use a Nvidia made SoC which is expected to be using Nvidia's Pascal GPU architecture. Nvidia has already shared that gamers are going to be "amazed" by the Nintendo Switch, leaving many to expect that the Nintendo Switch will have a lot more GPU power than some would originally expect.

The custom Tegra CPU that will be used in the Nintendo Switch will be using the "same architecture as the world's top performing Geforce graphics cards" which means that this new Nintendo console should be using a Nvidia Pascal based GPU.  The switch will have its own custom low-level API, similar to the Xbox One and PS4, which has been custom designed by Nvidia to "bring lightweight fast gaming to the masses". 

The Nintendo NX has been priced at a Canadian retailer

 

The Nintendo Switch's NVN API and OS are designed to make use of both CPU and GPU resources to maximise efficiency and performance both inside and outside of gaming applications. Nvidia also mentions that the Switch will also have a "revamped physics engine", though at this time it is unknown if this is in any way related to Nvidia PhysX. 

 
Several high-profile developers are already confirmed the be working with the Nintendo Switch, including From Software, the developers of Dark Souls, Bethesda, the developers of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and Dishonored, Activision, EA, Ubisoft and SEGA, which gives the Nintendo NX a much better starting position than the aging Wii U. 

  

You can join the discussion on Nintendo's Switch console on the OC3D Forums

 

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14-11-2016, 05:38:24

mazty
Can't see this being a success. Considering how the Shield has done, and with no new IP's being announced or pushed by Nintendo, it's more of the same; appeal to the existing, yet diminishing, Nintendo player base.

Also if it doesn't upscale to 1080p and sticks to 720p on TV, then it's going to look extremely bad compared to the Xbox One and PS4, and even worse against their improved siblings.Quote

14-11-2016, 09:01:00

Bagpuss
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Nvidia has already shared that gamers are going to be "amazed" by the Nintendo Switch, leaving many to expect that the Nintendo Switch will have a lot more GPU power than some would originally expect.
Yes, because Nvidia are completely neutral when it comes to the Switch..Quote

14-11-2016, 09:42:20

hmmblah
Just give me new Zelda and that new Mario game they showed part of in the trailer.

It looks like they are not going to have a separate mobile device after DS. Not sure how I feel about that.Quote

14-11-2016, 09:45:58

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by mazty View Post
Can't see this being a success. Considering how the Shield has done, and with no new IP's being announced or pushed by Nintendo, it's more of the same; appeal to the existing, yet diminishing, Nintendo player base.

Also if it doesn't upscale to 1080p and sticks to 720p on TV, then it's going to look extremely bad compared to the Xbox One and PS4, and even worse against their improved siblings.
There's a huge difference between this and the shield though. Nintendo are a household name. If you asked my aging mother what an Nvidia shield was she would likely look at you blankly. If you asked her the same question "What is a Nintendo?" she would answer.

So that's the first huge difference. I mean yeah, to tech nerds like us we know what it is, to parents buying for kids it's a new Nintendo.Quote

14-11-2016, 12:36:03

mazty
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
There's a huge difference between this and the shield though. Nintendo are a household name. If you asked my aging mother what an Nvidia shield was she would likely look at you blankly. If you asked her the same question "What is a Nintendo?" she would answer.

So that's the first huge difference. I mean yeah, to tech nerds like us we know what it is, to parents buying for kids it's a new Nintendo.
I get your point, but for most people, including gamers, the name "Nintendo" doesn't have the gravity it once had, so people may recognise it, but won't feel that it's a must buy because of it. Considering how poorly the Wii U has done, Nintendo needed to pull out all the stops to show they are still relevant, otherwise kids will just pickup either the slim PS4/Xbone or the PS4 Pro, and I'm not sure the Switch really is enough to convince any kid looking for a console to...switch to Nintendo Quote
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