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The Nintendo Switch, known in development as the Nintendo NX, is a gaming device from Nintendo, released March 3, 2017. While technically a portable device, it does not currently serve to replace the Nintendo 3DS but succeeds the Wii U.

DescriptionEdit

An enhanced eighth-generation device, the Switch is a multimode tablet with an HDTV dock and two Joy-Con controller units that can adapt to any gaming environment. When snapped into the included frame, the Joy-Cons form a gamepad; and when attached to the Switch, they form a handheld. They can also be used independently when the tablet is in a free-standing position.

When docked, the Switch operates as a typical set-top unit, and can output to a television screen via HDMI in full 1080p resolution.

Games for the Switch are distributed on Nintendo Switch cards, a departure from the previous three generations' use of optical storage, as well as via digital distribution with a Nintendo eShop, However, Nintendo will not add a Virtual Console service as it has done with its prior systems, instead offering subscription-based retro gaming using the Switch Online service. Developers, meanwhile, are finding creative ways to bring their older works to the system[1].

The Switch also possesses 32GB of onboard flash storage for both games and user data, with a microSD slot for expansion up to 2TB.

Final Fantasy titles on Nintendo SwitchEdit

Game Release Date Metascore
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Seiken Densetsu Collection June 1, 2017 N/A N/A TBD
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD September 13, 2018 September 13, 2018 September 13, 2018 69
World of Final Fantasy Maxima November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 82
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 TBD
Final Fantasy VII 2019 2019 2019 TBD
Final Fantasy IX 2019 2019 2019 TBD
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 2019 2019 2019 TBD
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 2019 2019 2019 TBD
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition 2019 2019 2019 TBD

Related gamesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Webster, Andrew: "Maybe the Nintendo Switch doesn't need a Virtual Console after all", The Verge, 30 May 2018