With 2017 ushering in, Nintendo is launching a new console called Nintendo Switch to provide varied play experiences among gamers. It was named as such because it has the components that can switch from a mobile console to a home console function.

It will be recalled that the Nintendo Switch was showcased in the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last December 7, with the presence of Reggie Fils-Aimé (Nintendo America President) and Shigeru Miyamoto (Creator of Nintendo Games). The game's key highlight was further presented which is the magic of being able to pick up from where you leave off in the part of the game. From playing at home, you could pause and bring your device elsewhere and continue the game. With its detachable controllers and a kickstand, it enables players to enjoy even on a small screen.

Because of its capacity to unify the gaming experience, many are speculating about the hardware's durability. In a revelation by Digital Foundry by Digital Foundry, it was explained that Nintendo Switch architecture is composed of a modern Tegra X2 technology. This uses a FinFET processor production technology that leads to longer battery life. It was deduced that the console in a handheld function will not perform as better as when it is attached to an HDTV. It could get twice as powerful when docked.

Its CPU power operates at 1020MHz, docked or undocked. Its GPU runs at 307.2MHz when used as a portable console. The docked Nintendo Switch will allow the GPU to run at 768MHz. Some analysts are wondering about the degree of clock-speed Nintendo has used to optimize the GPU power. Although its power in the portable could be a setback, one thing is certain, players can shuffle two console configurations.

Slated to be released in March 2017, there will be a separate press event early next year to discuss full specifications, prices and list of games. A hands-on event will also take place in Europe and America.