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Published January 17, 2018

What’s in the Nintendo Switch Box?

In the Nintendo Switch box you get the main console (the touch screen tablet), two detachable controllers which we will talk about in detail later, a grip which lets you combine the two controllers into a more modern gamepad style, straps which can be put onto the controllers, and the dock which lets you connect the Nintendo Switch directly to your TV. The Joy-Con controllers attach and de-attach to side of the Nintendo Switch with two buttons, and can be used attached either side like a Wii U controller, detached and seperate like a Nintendo Wii remote, or connected together to form a gamepad for when gaming in tabletop or TV mode. There are three gameplay modes that can be used with the Switch; “TV Mode” with the Console docked within the Dock to support play on a large television, “Tabletop Mode” with the Console placed on a table or other surface using its kickstand for shared gaming away from a dedicated screen, or in “Handheld Mode” as a standard portable tablet device.

Marketing the Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo news source said that a key part of marketing the Nintendo Switch was to be “crystal clear in our communication of what the product was and what the product could do."

Basic Mechanics of the Nintendo Switch

The left Joy-Con of the Nintendo Switch has a Capture Button, used to share screenshots and video online, while the right includes an NFC sensor for use with Nintendo’s Amiibo figures, as well as an IR motion camera that can “detect the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects in specially designed games” – such as how far away a player’s hand is, or what rock, paper, scissors shape it’s making. For example, the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo’s most recent console, offers innovation through the controllers used to play their games. Nintendo’s new console costs $299.99. That price includes the handheld tablet-looking thing , the dock that lets you play on your TV, the two Joy-Con controllers and all the usual safety straps and cords you’d expect.


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