Nintendo Switch is a single-screen experience whether hooked to the TV or used in your hand

By Stephany Nunneley
22 October 2016 22:06 GMT

News on what Nintendo Switch does and what is does not continues to trickle out of the House of Mario.


Today’s small tidbit pertains to the game screen, which unlike the Wii U’s gamepad, cannot be used as a second game screen.

“Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience, on whatever screen you might choose,” a Nintendo representative told Polygon.

It will, as previously shown in the reveal video and through information handed out by Nintendo earlier this week, allow users to take the system on-the-go similar to a tablet.

Nintendo has said it will offer up more information on Switch closer to release, and said information isn’t expected until sometime in early 2017.

The company has refused to discuss the specs, region locking, whether or not the system supports touch screen, or other questions sent its way. It has confirmed Switch will support amiibo, that there are quite a few third-parties supporting the system, and it has Nvidia Tegra technologyinside.

It is also a home gaming system first and not meant to take the place of 3DS, physical versions of Wii U and 3DS games are not compatible, and the company has yet to confirm whether its mobile game titles will be playable on the system.

So, at present, everything above is what’s known and not know about Switch at present. To my knowledge as of press time at any rate.

Nintendo Switch will be released in March 2017.

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