Stick or Switch: should PS4 and Xbox gamers buy Nintendo's new console?

23 January, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Sam Montgomery
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Though Nintendo's big presentation last week shed plenty of light on the upcoming Nintendo Switch, we're seemingly still learning new things about the system - even if by accident.

The hush-hush approach has left many players in pursuit of any morsel Switch information, and those who have been keenly monitoring Twitter may have briefly seen another glimpse of the Switch's user interface. For fans of sports games, the appearance of National Basketball Association 2K18 in Nintendo's announcement trailer and 2K's confirmation that the game will be featured on the system was a revelation that had many talking. We know this officially because Nintendo clarified that button with Kotaku. With both Sony and Microsoft deploying virtual reality plans for their current generation consoles, it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo may eventually follow suit, or if it will stick to portability being the Switch's main defining feature for this generation.

Now that CES 2017 is over and we all survived (somehow) we're back in the studio to talk about some of that shows biggest announcements including the HTC Vive Tracker and Oculus decision to give this year's convention a skip. Whether users would is up for debate, but having the option to it crucial and would be of great benefit to a lot of games. Notice that there's a "Change user" option under the 1001 Spikes tile, alongside a "Now Playing" indicator right inside the tile itself.

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is also heading to Switch, following a string of successful releases on other consoles, starting with releases on Wii U and 3DS.

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Nintendo Switch fans have one more reason to look beyond the hybrid console's March 3 release. Preorders for the console, however, have sold out.

Gaming Bolt reports that, though the base console is considered fairly affordable, everything else that comes along with the Switch has come with a very hefty price tag.

Nintendo is offering their home country's My Nintendo customers a special treat with their Switch purchase: custom-colored Joy-Con controllers.

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