Let’s take a look at the Nintendo Switch’s eShop and News features, while the UI makes a soothing clicking sound

By Brenna Hillier
1 March 2017 23:32 GMT

Switch has proper online features, just like a real grown up console. Nintendo shows and tells all.

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The latest Switch guide video from Nintendo shows off the console’s News and eShop features, which look petty similar to those found on other modern consoles.

Here’s Nintendo’s blurb on the Switch’s versions:

“Stay up-to-date on all things Nintendo Switch with the News feature. When you start the system or wake it from Sleep Mode, featured articles appear on-screen, highlighting the latest updates from Nintendo. You can also find News on the HOME Menu. It’s your destination for game news, trailers, behind-the-scenes info, and more. In addition, Nintendo eShop is your one-stop-shop for browsing, buying, and downloading software.”

What makes the Switch’s versions stand out is the console’s lovely UI. I can’t get enough of the gentle clicking as you move through the menus. The little loading screen you see when the eShop loads up seems a bit snappier than the PS4 manages, but that may just be long frustration colouring my perception rather than an objective comparison.

Anyway, Switch: it has all the thing you’d hope it would have in this day and age. The only really new information here is the ability to merge your Nintendo ID balances, I think. That’s nice, too.

Switch launches on Friday, in case you’ve been under a rock.

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