Nintendo has announced a major event for January where it will finally announce a price point for Nintendo Switch. In addition to that, the company also confirmed that it will reveal other details as well such as what games will accompany the console’s launch and of course, an exact launch date for the console itself.
The event is scheduled to take place on January 13 in Japan and is dubbed Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. Those around the world unable to attend in person can find solace in the fact that the entire event will be live-streamed.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 27, 2016
So far we’ve only been told that Nintendo’s new console is looking to release in March next year. We’ll know in January if that’s true or if Nintendo plans to push the date a bit further.
While presenting a financial briefing for the quarter yesterday, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima estimated that about 2 million Nintendo Switch units will be shipped to retailers during the launch month alone. As for the price, Kimishima stated that Nintendo has no intention of selling the console as a loss. However, it’s also listening to its consumers at the same time regarding a suitable price.
Nintendo Switch was finally unveiled last week as a portable hybrid console that comes with detachable controllers. Hardware specifications have so far not been provided to us, but it was confirmed that the console is powered by Nvidia’s custom Tegra processor.
The announcement trailer featured a number of games coming to the console, including our anticipated release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, what looks to be the remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Splatoon, NBA 2K17, and an enhanced version of Mario Kart 8. There’s a new Mario game in there as well which looks fairly similar to Super Mario 3D World. We’ll know soon enough just how many first-party and third-party games are accompanying the official launch.