The Nintendo Switch Dock Is "Not the Main Console"

The main unit is instead the device with the LCD screen, Nintendo confirms.

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Nintendo has finally revealed its new console, the Nintendo Switch, and now we know more about it. The company has confirmed that the console's "main unit" is the device that has the LCD screen and detachabe Joy-Con controllers, not the docking station.

"The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch," a Nintendo representative told IGN. "The main unit of Nintendo Switch is the unit that has the LCD screen, which the two Joy-Con controllers can be attached to and detached from. The Nintendo Switch Dock has been created so that it is extremely easy to seamlessly switch from playing games on a TV to transition into a portable mode."

The principal function of the dock, then, is to output to the TV and charge and power the system.

This suggests that the dock does not contain any extra horsepower and that the at-home and on-the-go experiences that Nintendo Switch provides may be the same in terms of graphics. This is not confirmed however, and we still have many other unanswered questions.

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In other news about the Nintendo Switch, it's been reported that the system's price and hardware specifications may not be revealed until 2017. The console itself, known previously as the Nintendo NX, launches in March 2017.

For lots more on the Nintendo Switch, check out GameSpot's coverage in the stories below.



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