Nintendo Switch Latest News & Update: 4 Big Takeaways From The Nintendo Switch Live Debut On The Tonight Show – Gamenguide

  • Jimmy Fallon Debuts the Nintendo Switch
  • Jimmy Fallon played “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” on the Nintendo Switch this week.
    (Photo: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube screenshot)

The Nintendo Switch made its live TV debut earlier this week on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” where the TV host got to play the upcoming “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime presented the highly anticipated hybrid video game console during its first ever live demonstration, which gave fans their closest look yet at Nintendo’s new gaming system.

While the live TV debut was undoubtedly tightly controlled by Nintendo, gamers have nonetheless poured through every single second of the Nintendo Switch demo on “The Tonight Show” and are speculating on some of their discoveries. Many have taken to the Nintendo Switch subreddit to discuss the specs and details of the new console. These are four of the biggest takeaways from the Nintendo Switch demo.

Switching from docked to portable modes takes seconds. Viewers first saw “The Legend of Zelda” on a big screen, with the Nintendo Switch docked, before Fallon and Fils-Aime switched to handheld play. Fans noted that when Fils-Aime removed the console from its dock, it took just seconds to resume the game in portable mode. “I don’t know about anyone else, but given that the game footage in the Switch’s trailer was completely edited onto the screens post-filming, I was concerned that smoothness and quickness of ‘switching’ was exaggerated, and wouldn’t really be that good,” Reddit user thehegs wrote. “Nice to see it’s real!”

The Nintendo Switch appears to be lightweight. Fallon and Fils-Aime held the tablet with one hand, which indicates that Nintendo Switch doesn’t weigh a ton. This is good news for Nintendo fans who are planning on using the console mostly in portable mode.

“The Legend of Zelda” looks better on the Switch than on the Wii U. Fans also noted that “Breath of the Wild” seems to run better on the Nintendo Switch. Redditor pixelpushing said that the Nintendo version of the game seems to have “more detailed draw distance” than the Wii U version.

The Nintendo Switch has a USB-C charging port. Based on the footage from “The Tonight Show,” it appears that the Switch will be using the USB-C standard for charging. GamesRadar notes that this will make it easy to charge the Nintendo Switch while traveling. The outlet also points out that the same port could be used for data.

More details about the Nintendo Switch will be revealed on Jan. 12. The console is expected to hit store shelves by the end of March 2017.


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