Nintendo Switch Press Hands-On Event Scheduled for January 13th

November 29, 2016

Nintendo’s recently revealed console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, will make its hands-on debut during a private event in New York on January 13th.

According to Polygon, the event will run for five hours and will follow the previously announced live stream presentation set for the evening of January 12th, which the publisher refers to as its “Tokyo Webcast.”

Major details regarding the company’s new Nintendo Switch will be shared during this presentation, which will be an event for invited media, financial analysts, and trade partners in Tokyo. It will include the launch date and pricing for the new console, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development.


Nintendo didn’t provide more information aside from the date and location of the hands-on event, only going pointing out that it will further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans to announce.

Following announcement of the Nintendo Switch, formerly known as NX, the console manufacturer from Kyoto provided some details on the machine, boasting a large group of third party developers and publishers planning to support the console.

During Nintendo’s quarterly financial briefing last month, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima did not provide further specifications on the newly unveiled Switch, but did mention that the company predicts to ship two million units in the console’s launch month of March 2017.

Though the company doesn’t intend to sell the Switch at a loss, it’s listening to consumer expectations during the process of setting the price. Kimishima-san expressed confidence that consumers will understand the difference with other consoles once this one launches.

David Lozada

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