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All posts tagged "Nintendo Switch"

  • Take a gander at the Nintendo Switch’s UI

    Ever since the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, the company has been strangely secretive about the interface. Now we finally have a proper look at it, but not thanks to Nintendo's own marketing. Trust a store somewhere to always ship highly anticipated games or hardware early. That's exactly what happened to NeoGAF forum user Hiphoptherobot when he received a pre-ordered Switch a few weeks before release (there is speculation that this isn't actually the case). The user has uploaded a video of himself setting up the new device and going through a range of menus to get the console going. Nintendo has...

  • Nintendo Switch: VR being studied, online service is cheap

    How much can you expect to pay for the Nintendo Switch online service? Well, it'll actually be cheaper than console rivals, it's been reported. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told Nikkei that the paid online service, a first for Nintendo, would cost between 2000 and 3000 yen (R238 to R357) per annum. By comparison, Sony's PlayStation Plus service has a yearly price of US$60 (South Africans can expect to pay roughly R749) and Xbox Live Gold has the same US$60 price tag (local gamers will need to splash out around R899). The Nintendo service also allows subscribers to download a NES or SNES...

  • Official Nintendo Switch pricing revealed for SA

    Following Takealot's announcement earlier this morning, Core Group has officially revealed pricing for the Nintendo Switch in South Africa. "Core Gaming Systems announced today that Nintendo Switch will be available for the recommended retail price of R5599," Core wrote in an emailed press statement. "Nintendo Switch offers a completely new gaming experience that South Africans will love -- we are thrilled to introduce this unique gaming console locally at the same time as the rest of the world," says Matthew Grose, General Manager for Core Gaming Systems. Want to get your hands on one before that? Well, the distributor will be holding...

  • Nintendo Switch gets price on Takealot

    The Nintendo Switch is hitting South Africa at the same time as the rest of the word, but pricing has been a mystery for us. Sure, Nintendo announced a US$299 price tag for the USA, but what about South Africa? Now, local online retailer Takealot has revealed its price (h/t: Cheap Gamer), coming in at R5299 (Takealot claims that this is down from R5599). The Nintendo Switch price on Takealot is similar to the PS4, although we have seen discounts from both Sony and Microsoft Switch peripheral prices have also been revealed by the retailer, with the Pro Controller available for R1199, a pair of...

  • The Gearburn Podcast #6: all aboard the Nintendo Switch hype train

    We're a little less than two months away from the Nintendo Switch hitting the country. And with that said, it wouldn't be wrong to call many gaming folk in the land excited. The novel console, which is much like Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U consoles rolled into one, will be a hybrid device of sorts. In fact, the drawcard is that it will allow you to either play on the go or dock it to your TV for home play. It's clear that the Nintendo Switch has quite a few areas to improve upon, such as the launch library and the weird...

  • How does Nintendo Switch launch library compare?

    The Nintendo Switch event on Friday provided some much-needed details surrounding the new console, offering release information (including SA) and much more. But one of the biggest concerns was the launch library, featuring five titles for PAL territories and nine if you include Japanese releases. So how does it stack up to previous Nintendo consoles then? Wii U Starting with the Switch's predecessor, the Wii U actually had a launch library far bigger than the Switch, numbering over 20 (24 in the UK). There were multiplatform titles such as Assassin's Creed III, Arkham City, Skylanders Giants, Black Ops 2, Epic Mickey 2, Just Dance 4,...

  • Nintendo Switch: 5 things the console needs to nail

    The Nintendo Switch event made for an entertaining watch on Friday, as the Japanese firm revealed a price and release date for the hybrid console. However, it's clear that there are a few sticking points to be had at this stage, with the launch library looking very thin, for one. But what about the device and associated online service? Here are a few things Nintendo needs to nail with the Switch itself and online functionality. A proper cloud-based account system Nintendo has always been one step behind the competition when it comes to online functionality. While the original Xbox and PS2 (to...

  • Nintendo Switch: six things you might not know

    We've covered the Nintendo Switch presentation extensively this morning, looking at the event itself, game trailers and the South African release date. In other words, there's a lot to know about the console, but we've still got some more information you may have missed. You're getting a NES/SNES game a month (with online play) One of the more notable tidbits was that the Nintendo online gaming service would be a paid service. But did you know that you're getting a free NES or SNES game as well? "Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment...

  • Yes, South Africa gets Nintendo Switch on 3 March too

    Local Nintendo distributor Core Group has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will be hitting South Africa on 3 March 2017. "On 3rd March, Nintendo Switch will be available in the following European territories: Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hungary, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Vatican," Core Group explained. "It will also be available in South Africa at the same timing." We've enquired about local pricing and will update the article when we receive information....

  • Watch: All the Nintendo Switch trailers from conference

    The Nintendo Switch has finally received a price and proper release date, as well as more details surrounding its features. But of course, a system lives and dies by its games, and the press conference had loads of games indeed. We've gathered all of the major trailers in one place for your convenience. We'll add more trailers as we find them.