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All of the processing power for the Nintendo Switch comes from the main unit rather than its dock, but when the system is undocked its internal processor is clocked at a lower speed. While it was believed the GPU was locked at 307.2 MHz when undocked, that's not the case.
Virtual Console isn't going to be ready for the Nintendo Switch in time for the console's launch in early March. Nintendo has confirmed the feature "will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch." The feature gives access to retro games in a digital form.
Some Nintendo Switch units will be available in GameStop stores on the console's launch day, March 3. The retailer says locations are going to have a "limited supply" of consoles ready for walk-in customers. GameStop is encouraging attendance of midnight events.
The user ID system for Nintendo's upcoming Switch console has gone live, allowing you to claim your username. If you've preordered the system, it's a good idea to grab a user ID before the one you intend to use disappears. You must have a Nintendo Account.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer going to be released for the Nintendo Switch in early March. Developer Nicalis confirmed in a blog post that the game won't be a launch title for the console. A full explanation was not provided by the company.
A video of a Nintendo Switch unit posted by NeoGAF user "hiphoptheroboto" was actually of a stolen device, not one that shipped out early. The user had said a retailer accidentally sent the unit before its release. Nintendo determined the unit had actually been stolen.
When the Nintendo Switch is released next month, Nintendo will update the way eShop purchases are treated. They'll no longer be tied to your device and will instead be tied to your online account. This means re-purchasing items when you switch products isn't going to be required.
A NeoGAF user "hiphoptherobot" accidentally received a Nintendo Switch two weeks early and has posted a short video walking through its core UI. The video reveals the device's start-up screen, its home menu, and the settings area.There's not a ton to learn from the leak.
Nintendo has moved towards 3D games with the Zelda franchise on consoles, but it's possible 2D titles could be released for the Switch. Speaking with Game Informer, series producer Eiji Aonuma said it remains a possibility that 2D-style games could be out at some point.
Top GameCube titles could be offered on the Nintendo Switch through Virtual Console. Although the feature has not been confirmed, its existence was hinted at by Yoshiaki Koizumi, Nintendo's deputy general manager. GameCube games could also be remastered for the system.
A season pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's downloadable expansion content costs $20. On top of already being "one of the largest" games Nintendo has ever made, two pieces of downloadable content will be released later in the year for both consoles.
A test of Splatoon 2 will be available on the Nintendo Switch close to the console's launch. A free "Global Testfire" preview of the game will be available from March 24 to March 26. On each of those days, you'll be able to play it for an hour or more.
Revenue from Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS is already over $5 million. Nintendo released the game on February 2 and it took less than a day for it to pass a million downloads. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed the current revenue figure.
Microsoft brought backward compatibility to Xbox One so you can play older Xbox 360 games, but both Sony and Nintendo won't do the same for PS4 and Nintendo's upcoming gaming console. In an interview with TIME, Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima clearly said that
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that the upcoming Nintendo Switch is powerful enough for virtual reality, but the support won't be added until Nintendo solves one problem - comfort issues. There is no guarantee that the VR will find its way onto the Switch
A web browser won't be available on the Nintendo Switch when it is released next month. CEO Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed to Time that Nintendo has been focused on gaming. As such, a web browser that most people probably aren't even going to use hasn't been included.
FIFA 18 will be available on the Nintendo Switch, Electronic Arts (EA) has confirmed. Peter Moore, the company's chief operating officer, revealed the game's availability on the Switch while speaking with Gamereactor. The company is "custom-building" a FIFA game for the platform.
Nintendo's first Fire Emblem game for mobile devices is now available on Android and iOS. Fire Emblem Heroes is also the company's first free-to-play mobile title. Heroes has launched in multiple regions around the world, including the US. It's not exclusive to either platform.
Nintendo has updated Super Mario Run with an easy mode that makes progress a bit easier if you end up stuck on a level. With easy mode enabled, you'll receive unlimited lives. Normally you can only die a few times before you'll lose the level. A time limit has also been removed.
Over 1.5 million units of the NES Classic Edition have sold globally, reports Nintendo. The figure was revealed by company president Tatsumi Kimishima during an earnings briefing. Significant demand for the device led to the NES Classic being out of stock.