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Nov 17, 2016
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Apart from the NES and the Famicom, another console from Nintendo that gamers all over the world are waiting for is the Switch. Announced last October through a three-minute video, Switch was introduced as both a home and portable playing device. Basically, you can dock and sync the tablet with your TV when you're at home or detach it and attach the controllers on the device if you plan on stepping outside. 

Though there's still roughly four months to go before the Nintendo Switch rolls out in the market, the gaming company plans on releasing more details about the console by January. 

As of now, here is a round-up of the things we know about the Nintendo Switch:

1) It might cost less than the Wii U

When the Wii U was launched in 2012, it was priced at $300 (P15,000) for the 8GB model and $350 (P17,000) for the much better deluxe edition with 32GB. The price wasn't too bad for a new gaming console, especially one made by Nintendo. 

Luckily, the Switch will only cost $250 (P12,000) for the base model and $300 (P15,000) for the deluxe version, again with more storage space than the former and a free game included. 

2) You can expand its memory size using SD cards of up to 128 GB

If you find that the storage space just isn't enough for your games, you can try to expand it using SD cards. It can support up to 128 GB. 

Speaking of SD cards, you can also buy other games that can be sold on small SD-card sized memory cards, or about the size of a 3DS game cart.

3) Multiple controller options

These mini-controllers, named the Joy-Con, are detachable. A single player can use two Joy-Con joysticks in each hand. If there are two players, the first player can take one of the two joysticks while the second player can use the other one to play a multiplayer game. When the players are done using the Joy-Con, they can simply just put the controllers back on the device. 

However, if you're not into the whole tiny controller thing, Nintendo will still include a traditional joystick with the Switch for you to use. 

4) It can be a home and portable unit

The device has a docking station that is connected to your home's television set. Once you take the tablet-like device out of its dock, it becomes a portable playing device so you can still continue your game on the go. 

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5) It will feature a whole lot of games

Nintendo gamers have a reason to rejoice As shown in the video, classic titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8, Super MarioSplatoon, and Skyrim might possibly have Switch games. 

For now, here's the promotional video of the Nintendo Switch:

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