Reports about the NINTENDO Switch have shed some light about external hard drives, Micro SDXC cards and an interesting feature that could solve the battery problem. Recent leaks have revealed more about the NX storage and battery options.
According to reports the Nintendo Switch handheld component will support Micro SDXC cards up to 128 GB in size, a massive step up from the 32GB SDHC cards supported by the Nintendo 3DS XL.Nintendo is also reportedly set dump external hard drive support for the Nintendo Switch, which may end up limiting its storage options. Apparently they don’t want to limit the portability of the device by attaching external hard drives to the home console dock. It would also mean users would have to wait to sync games and save data every time they disconnect from the TV while switching to portable.
Interestingly the Nintendo Switch will have a USB-C, instead of a propriety cable, which might be Nintendo’s way of countering the poor battery life, as it will offer users more charging options.The only setback will be that the charging dock will be located underneath the kickstand, meaning you can’t charge while the stand is up.
As many people await for Nintendo to fully reveal the specs for the Switch, the company has confirmed that the device will be powered by a custom Tegra processor from NVIDIA. The high-efficiency scalable processor is said to consist of an NVIDIA GPU based on the “same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards”.The fully custom software is also said to include a revamped physics engine, as well as new libraries and advanced game tools.With the reports of developers porting their PS4 games to Nintendo Switch, it seems a if it may be comparable in power to both the PS4 and the Xbox One.
Nintendo stated that it would announce the Nintendo Switch price, games list and release date during a special event set to be held in Tokyo on January 13.Although there were concerns that the console might be delayed, Nintendo has already confirmed a March 2017 release date for the Nintendo Switch, with the exact date to be announced in January.