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Leaked GameStop docs reveal Switch launch lineup?

Less than a day from the Switch's official reveal event a purported leaked GameStop doc reveals the system's launch lineup
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Jan 11, 2017 10:57 am

Yesterday we reported on a possible leaked Nintendo Switch presentation schedule that purportedly revealed the console's launch games lineup. Now yet another leaked games list has surfaced, this time from a German GameStop store.

 

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The leaked document comes by way of what appears to be a photo of a GameStop inventory terminal that shows possible launch games for the new Nintendo Switch console-and-handheld hybrid. It's worth noting that some of these games, including Mario Kart 8, Skyrim: Special Edition, and Breath of the Wild apparently don't have PEGI ratings. Also what's up with those prices? 100 Euros for a Nintendo Switch game? Does that mean the games will come with add-on controllers like these that slot onto the Switch's handheld tablet?

 

The following games are listed on the "leaked" document, but remember we have no way to confirm the veracity of this information, so take it with a grain of salt:

 

  • Dragon Quest X
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild
  • Monster Hunter
  • Splatoon
  • Mario Kart 8
  • NBA 2K17
  • Skyrim: Special Edition
  • Mario
  • Sonic
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Project Sonic 2017

 

The real interesting thing here is that the list includes Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which, according to this list, means it'll launch in Europe alongside the Switch in March. This directly conflicts with the reports put out by Eurogamer that Zelda: Breath of the Wild wouldn't meet the Switch's launch in Europe, instead releasing in Japan and North America alongside the console.

 

So maybe Eurogamer is wrong, or maybe this is a totally fake list--either way, Nintendo will set the record straight tomorrow.

 

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Nintendo is schedule to unveil the Nintendo Switch's full launch games lineup, pricing information, and hardware details at a special Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 event starting tomorrow, January 12 at 11PM EST.

 

Check below for everything we know about the Nintendo Switch so far, including reported specs, hardware details, and analyses:

 

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Expected Nintendo Switch specs and performance

 

(Note: most of this information has not been officially confirmed)

 

Console Mode

 

  • Chip type: highly-customized, revamped Tegra, possbily 20nm Maxwell or 16nm Pascal
  • Power: USB Type-C, charged docked
  • Video out: HDMI
  • GPU clock: 768MHz (max, could be variable based on game/app/program, won't always hit max perf)
  • CPU clock: 1020MHz (consistent perf)
  • System RAM: 4GB unified memory (unified VRAM and DRAM)
  • Resolution output: native 1080p switched over from handheld's 720p resolution
  • Unreal Engine 4 GFX display settings: High

 

Handheld Mode

 

  • Chip type: highly-customized, revamped Tegra, possbily 20nm Maxwell or 16nm Pascal
  • Power: USB Type-C, external charger
  • Video out: N/A
  • GPU clock: downclocked to 302MHz (maximum based on game/app/program, won't always hit max perf)
  • CPU clock: 1020MHz (consistent perf)
  • System RAM: 4GB unified memory (unified VRAM and DRAM)
  • Battery Life: ~3 Hours?
  • Resolution output: 720p resolution in 6.2-inch tablet handheld
  • Unreal Engine 4 GFX display settings: Medium

 

Nintendo Switch Info and Specs

 

  • Nintendo Switch handheld tablet uses non-removable, rechargable 3.7V Li-Ion battery
  • Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi supported
  • No LTE/cellular internet support
  • USB Type-C confirmed
  • No Ethernet port in the Switch cradle/dock, requires USB-to-ethernet adapter, compatible with Wii's LAN adapter
  • Switch handheld supports MicroSD for expanded memory
  • Laptops can be hooked directly to the cradle
  • Detachable JoyPad controllers are connected via Bluetooth
  • Low-power Bluetooth, likely Bluetooth 4.0 +
  • AC Adapter output (from dock to handheld) DC 5 V - DC 15 V, 2.6 A - Switch has max power draw of 39W while charging on cradle, supports Type-C quick-charge*
  • AC Adapter input (from wall to dock) AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 1 A - standardized power, hinting the Switch may be region-free (the Wii U's adapter, however, is similarly rated and isn't region-free)

 

*Basic formula to convert volts to watts is Watts = Volts x Amps, so we plug in the Switch's 15V times the 2.6A to get 39W, meaning the Switch will draw a max of 39W while docked.

 

At TweakTown we've extensively covered all Switch reports and news, and you can find a full catalog of our content here. You can also scroll down below for a bullet list of all the pertinent details.

 

The Nintendo Switch launches in March 2017, possibly at a $249 and $299 price point, with a major reveal including full specs, launch lineup and more being held on January 13-15, 2017. Check below for everything we know about the Nintendo Switch so far, including confirmed details, analyses, rumors, specs and more.

 

 

Everything we know about Nintendo Switch so far:

 

 

NEWS SOURCES:Powerupgaming.co.uk

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