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Nintendo Switch: a multi-touch, 720p screen?

Eurogamer revealed more information about the Nintendo Switch. They already wrote about the platform back in July (!) that the NX, the previous codename for the Nintendo console, will have detachable controllers. We shouldn’t rule out their sources.

The „handheld” version of the Nintendo Switch will come with a 6.2″ display, which will offer 720p resolution, and – as an improvement after the Wii U and the 3DS – a 10-point multi-touch capacitive touch screen, which follows the trends of recent mobile phones. This move is a surprise by Nintendo – during the Switch reveal trailer, we never saw the handheld display’s touch screen functionality used, probably to make us avoid thinking about the new Nintendo console as „yet another mobile platform.” (Also, the Wii U/3DS only use resistive, single-touch displays.

Another point of interest is the Switch‘s touch screen when it’s docked. In the trailer, all we saw was the Pro controller and the detachable Joy-Con mini controllers. The secret might lie within the right Joy-Con, as it could have an infrared sensor, allowing us to use our television with basic touch screen capabilities. (And as expected, Nintendo did not comment regarding touch screen functionalities.)

On January 13 (Nintendo’s European Twitter account say this date, while the US one brings up 12 – time zone differences?), the Japanese company has to explain a thing or two about the Nintendo Switch during the presentation.

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