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Nintendo Switch may launch with 15 games

Nintendo's new Switch console and handheld hybrid may have a decently full launch games lineup consisting of 15 different titles
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Jan 11, 2017 1:42 pm

If you've been paying attention to our news feed, then you'll see lots of Nintendo Switch news posted up in the past few days. Considering the official Switch presentation event kicks off tomorrow, you should probably expect to see more! But this time we have some official verified content rather than speculations, rumors and reports.

 

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In preparation for the Nintendo Switch's pre-order rush, retailers across the globe are setting up their digital and storefront inventories for the new wave of games, accessories, and the Switch console itself. So it's only natural that a few of these listings get uncovered ahead of schedule. North American Retailer Target is preparing alongside with other retailers, and we've found something interesting on their inventory list.

 

According to BrickSeek data, Target has added fifteen different Nintendo Switch games into its inventory. This indicates the system may launch with fifteen titles, matching Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima's affirmations that the console will launch with a "full software lineup."

 

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But which games will be included? Earlier today we reported on GameStop's apparent leaked Switch lineup for Europe, including hits like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Monster Hunter game, two Dragon Quest games, Skyrim: Special Edition, a new Mario and Sonic game, Splatoon, and a few others.

 

Check below for the list of leaked Nintendo Switch lineup games, but also remember nothing's been confirmed and this data could be wrong.

 

  • 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

 

Read Also: Nintendo Switch to launch March 17 according to leaks

 

In other verified Switch news, a full list of Switch accessories from HORI has been leaked online, verifying some of our past reports like the Switch won't have a gigabit Ethernet port, and confirming that the console will have a fighting game at some point.

 

Nintendo will showcase full Switch details, launch games, and more at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live event tomorrow Thursday, January 12 at 11 PM EST. Keep an eye out for our official coverage of the event.

 

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.

 

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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:Brickseek.com

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