Nintendo Switch Rumored to Have 720p Screen, IR Pointer

One week out from the official reveal of Nintendo Switch, and we still know very little about the console. It’s likely to stay this way too, as Nintendo is planning to hold any more official info until a press event on January 12th. However, the leaks are still coming.

In a report by Eurogamer (the same site that leaked the final design of the Switch), they confirmed with their sources the following:

  • The Nintendo Switch’s screen is 6.2 inches
  • The Switch’s screen resolution will be 720p
  • The Switch will feature touchscreen functionality, and will be capacitive, unlike the 3DS and Wii U’s resistive touch screen
  • To get around being unable to use the touchscreen while docked, the Joy-Con (most likely the right one) will feature an IR pointer to simulate the touch screen.

None of this is too shocking, seeing as Nintendo past four systems have had touch screens and/or IR functionality. However, any more info on the highly anticipated hybrid comes highly appreciated.

Nintendo Switch will launch with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sometime in March 2017 for a currently undisclosed price, rumored to be about 300 dollars.

Matthew Sigler


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