Nintendo is preparing for a major 5-hour Switch event to be held on January 12th in Toyko (live-streamed in North America on the 13th), where a full reveal of the companies latest console, price and possible launch titles is expected.
Although the Japanese electronics giant is likely to reveal much more about its latest console during the event, speculation still remains regarding the hybrid consoles performance, which is rumoured to be less powerful than Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Nintendo Switch is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra processor, but likely the older Maxwell Tegra chip rather than the more powerful Pascal ones, and although performance might be an issue when compared to Nintendo’s competitors, Nvidia’s Chief Operating Officer Jen-Hsun Huang believes gamers will still be”blown away” when Switch officially launches in March.
“Nintendo Switch is a game console. It’s very Nintendo“, said Huang, speaking to members of the press following a keynote speech at CES 2017 (Consumer Electronic Show).
“That entire experience is going to be very Nintendo. The beauty of that company, the craft of that company, the philosophy of that company—they’re myopically, singularly focused on making sure that the gaming experience is amazing, surprising, and safe for young people, for children. Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable. When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It’s really delightful.”
While Nvidia’s CEO attempted to allay any consumer fears regarding Switch, speculation over the console’s clock rates when undocked might be a cause for concern, with the GPU rumoured to drop from a possible 768MHz when docked by over half that number when removed from the dock.
And whilst Nintendo Switch is comfortably more powerful than the current Wii U console, it isn’t enough to match either the Microsoft’s Xbox One or Sony’s PS4 for performance.
Nintendo’s Treehouse Live broadcast begins 9:30 AM ET on Friday, January 13th.
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