Nintendo Switch Presentation Time and Date Announced

We will finally get all of the details about Nintendo's next system on January 12, 2017.

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The Nintendo Switch Presentation will begin at 8:00 PM PT/ 11:00 PM ET on January 12, 2017. Nintendo took to their social media channels to let their fans know directly. "Don’t miss out on all the new details! Visit on 1/12 at 8 p.m. PT and watch live!"

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    December 13, 2016 1:40 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Nintendo Switch Presentation Time and Date Announced

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      December 13, 2016 4:24 AM

      I think Nintendo is smart not to fight for the holiday dollar here. In January there won't be any competition for mindshare.

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        December 13, 2016 4:37 AM

        Yep. Plus Switch is coming out in March, when people have saved up from spending at Christmas. If reports can be believed, it'll only cost around $250-300.

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          December 13, 2016 4:41 AM

          I hope the US Mint is prepared to crank up the presses so they can help Nintendo print money.

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      December 13, 2016 4:27 AM

      I will be in line at GameStop the morning of the 13th for my preorder.

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      December 13, 2016 4:42 AM

      I'm trying not to let myself be too excited about this. I'm staying cautious. I need to see how they are going to achieve back ports what the online component will be. Can they finally achieve parity with PSN and Xbox Live?

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      December 13, 2016 4:44 AM

      I think they should delay it until Zelda is ready. They need a brand new Mario, Zelda, mario kart, Splatoon, Skyrim, and dark souls all ready for launch.

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        December 13, 2016 5:06 AM

        If they had that line up people couldn't resist.

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          December 13, 2016 5:18 AM

          True, but people are going to snap up the launch quantity regardless of the available games. The extra demand wouldn't get them any additional install base. Once systems start sitting on shelves for any amount of time, that's when to drop Zelda.

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            December 13, 2016 5:34 AM

            Yeah maybe your right. Although if they delayed launch they could have more systems available.

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              December 13, 2016 5:47 AM

              If they kept building them at full tilt and had the same number built by the later launch then sure, that would be fine by me since I don't think I'll get one at launch. Maybe year end.

              I don't know if it would help them, though. Shortages might drive interest, or at least free press from news coverage and ridiculous eBay prices

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          December 13, 2016 5:38 AM

          That launch lineup is what they have in the first 6-12 months if you believe all of the rumors. Mario and Splatoon (Game of the Year edition not full sequel) for launch in March. Zelda in May/June. Mario Kart, and Mario Maker ports in the summer.

          Then I assume they will have something new to announce at the January event or E3 for the big Fall release.

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        December 13, 2016 5:50 AM

        Dark Souls is finished (as is Bloodborne), but there are rumors that FromSoft will release the Dark Souls trilogy on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC--all DLCs, HD treatment for Dark Souls 1, the works. http://www.shacknews.com/article/98065/rumor-fromsoftware-might-bring-the-dark-souls-trilogy-to-nintendo-switch

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        December 13, 2016 5:56 AM

        I'm re-playing Skyrim on the PS4 (the HD remastered version) and it really hasn't held up very well. I probably won't bother finishing it.

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        December 13, 2016 6:48 AM

        I actually think they shouldn't have that many must haves at launch. 3 tops. Otherwise you end up with the titles competing so heavily with themselves. And, there probably won't be as much heavy spending with a March launch as a holiday launch. I kinda don't think we'd see more than 2 key Nintendo IP titles at launch. Haven't had the coffee to back and look to see what Nintendo's launch trend has been in the past.

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      December 13, 2016 5:10 AM

      I totally skipped the Wii U. I wouldn't mind getting another Nintendo console, but the Wii U just felt anemic, both from a power and support perspective.

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        December 13, 2016 5:11 AM

        Playing Nintendo games I wouldn't have thought so. Third party, indeed.

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        December 13, 2016 5:12 AM

        I think it could be argued that the system has some of the best Nintendo releases in generations. I mean at this point wait to see what they plan on porting to the Switch, but a Wii U is totally worth buying.

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          December 13, 2016 6:50 AM

          Assuming you can't play Wii U on Switch, might be worth picking up a used on by the end of 2017 for cheap.

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            December 13, 2016 7:41 AM

            They might never be cheap since production already stopped and there's hardly any out there for resale.

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        December 13, 2016 5:50 AM

        You're correct in terms of third-party support, but Wii U arguably has the best first-party library going.

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        December 13, 2016 7:43 AM

        The Wii U was an infinitely better console than the Wii.

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        December 13, 2016 12:53 PM

        It the only place aside from my PC where the games are 60fps and look gorgeous. Like others here said, it also has some of their best games in generations and the best first party of this generation.

        Third party support was weak but you presumably have a PC or other console anyway.

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      December 13, 2016 5:25 AM

      i havent bought a nintendo system since the gamecube. so hyped for this

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      December 13, 2016 5:29 AM

      So far Nintendo seem to be making all the right moves.

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      December 13, 2016 5:31 AM

      Hey Asif, dunno if you guys changed something in the editorial direction of the shack, but the news posts have been pretty useful and on point lately. Props.

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        December 13, 2016 2:04 PM

        Thanks. I have been more involved in seeking out stories that I think we would care about here. Of course we are still doing our guide content and videos as well as features.

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        December 13, 2016 2:28 PM

        Ditto, I actually read articles now for the first time since I joined in 2008.

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      December 13, 2016 5:43 AM

      fuck 11pm is past my bedtime

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        December 13, 2016 6:51 AM

        whoa, I missed the pm bit. But, that kinda makes sense for a global presentation.

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      December 13, 2016 6:30 AM

      So hype. Also that seems really late? Expecting east coast people to stay up until midnight is asking a lot.

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        December 13, 2016 6:39 AM

        Japan and the information is not going anywhere.

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        December 13, 2016 6:53 AM

        It's meant to be morning in Japan I think. Before kids head to school I would guess.

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          December 13, 2016 6:55 AM

          Oh right. Should maybe think outside of my bubble.

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          December 13, 2016 12:55 PM

          Its afternoon in Japan

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      December 13, 2016 7:53 AM

      Is this a live presentation? Otherwise why not just post this towards the end of the week?

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      December 13, 2016 2:19 PM

      Does this mean we'll get a launch lineup, and that companies can finally announce their titles?

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        December 13, 2016 2:37 PM

        They'll probably announce launch lineup, third party games, release date, and price.

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      December 13, 2016 5:55 PM

      I'm going to be there live!

      Standing outside their office in the cold and then glumly walking back to watch it on my laptop.

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        December 13, 2016 6:30 PM

        Do it for Shacknews!

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          December 13, 2016 6:56 PM

          If they were accepting press and if I knew Japanese (though I could find someone to translate).

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            December 13, 2016 7:16 PM

            And now I'm imaging it like a Daily Show skit:

            "Now we turn to Shacknews' Senior Ugly American Correspondent, Raptor, who is live in the field at Nintendo in Tokyo. Good to have you Raptor."

            "Thanks for having me Asif. I'm speaking with Nintendo President Tas-too-mi Kim-ash-ma who you just saw on the stream talking about the direction Nintendo is heading with the Switch.

            Mr. Kim-chi-ma, first off thank you for taking the time to talk with me.

            Now, Shacknews is dying to know, will Half-Life 3 be a Switch exclusive and how will the portability of the Switch impact the future of the Duke Nukem franchise?"

            "Okay just one more question before security has us arrested: Satoru Iwata. Great president, or greatest president?"

            "Pleeeeaseee underrstaaaaannd..."