There's not a whole lot that we know about the Nintendo Switch (formerly codenamed the NX) quite yet beyond the video reveal's details: namely that the system will have a dock for home usage along with portable usage, detachable controllers that can work in multiplayer, and Nvidia internal hardware. However, Nintendo has revealed when they will be showing off more of the Switch: January 13th, 2017 in Japan, though it will be on the 12th in the US. The presentation will be streamed live, and according to a translation of the Japanese announcement by our Shaun Musgrave, they will reveal the price, software lineup, and launch date of the Switch at this event. The two days after the announcement will have public demos at Tokyo Big Site.

While January 12th feels like it's a long, long ways away, what with it being in 2017, that's just about 11 weeks from now, not discounting the possibility of leaks and other reports coming out about the system. This has major potential to shake up the gaming industry one way or another, so stay tuned for more on the Nintendo Switch.

  • zergslayer69

    Exciting! Please be 720p screen (ideally 1080p) and battery life is 5 hours or more and we are golden.

    • lukey89

      The portable screen is 720p but we dont yet know about battery life. That could make or break the system.

  • RLennon

    What about data plans? Would using the switch away from wifi need to consume data?

    • jamesgecko

      It's extremely unlikely that the Switch will have a cellular modem in it.

  • Gurney Halleck

    I'm curious if the Switch will have a CD drive for backward compatibility with GameCube/Wii/Wii U?

    • jamesgecko

      It has a cartridge slot. Nintendo has confirmed that it's not backwards compatible with Wii U or 3DS.

  • Alexythimia23

    Cant wait, its defo not going to have any backward compatibility, it be great but they were pretty clear on this is a new thing as not to replace wii or 3ds.
    I have waited forever for a full fledged console experience on the go!

    • jamesgecko

      There's only two unreleased Wii U games we know about, one of which is confirmed for the Switch. It's definitely replacing the Wii U.

      • Alexythimia23

        Thats not what nintendo themselves said....but i guess we all know that will end up happening

  • Alexythimia23

    So can this be played solely as a mobile handheld? That would be amazing if i never need to out it in a tv as i prefer handhelds, hope it has the the exact features on the move?!