Nintendo Switch confirmed to launch in March 2017

Formerly codenamed 'NX,' the Switch console/handheld hybrid will arrive next spring.


Nintendo Switch—the console/handheld hybrid formerly codenamed "NX"—will launch in March 2017, as confirmed by Nintendo's teaser reveal earlier this morning.

A financial report obtained earlier this year from Nintendo indicated next March as a release date, but this morning's trailer provided confirmation directly from the company.

As reported, the Nintendo Switch takes the form of a tablet-like device with detachable peripherals. You dock the system on a station to play on your TV, and remove it to play games on the go.

Check out our summary of today's trailer for more details.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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    October 20, 2016 7:14 AM

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      October 20, 2016 7:22 AM

      I am impressed by that launch date. That's pretty awesome. I hope the price is right. Is this going to be $299, $349, or $399? Will Zelda be a pack in game? Will it include the pro controller? Also, is that screen touch capable? I realized after watching the trailer that I never saw anyone use a stylus or touch the screen with a finger.

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      October 20, 2016 7:25 AM


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        October 20, 2016 7:53 AM


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        October 20, 2016 9:48 AM

        also, he wont be picking up his dog's shit while he's playing that damn thing. bad pet owner.

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          October 20, 2016 9:57 AM

          There's a button on the menu that will summon a parent or designated guardian to come take care of your mess.

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      October 20, 2016 9:58 AM

      I will inevitably buy this

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      October 20, 2016 10:29 AM

      Hot. Will preorder

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