Nintendo has finally raised the curtain on the Nintendo Switch, its first console since 2012. Here are the basics: The Switch will release on March 3, 2017 in the U.S., Japan, Canada, and major European countries. For the U.S., you’ll have to pay $300 to get one. What separates it from other gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, is its ability to transform from a traditional console to an on-the-go handheld. The console comes with two motion-sensitive controllers and a detachable 6.2-inch touch screen. For fans of imports of Japanese exclusives, it was announced the new system will have no region locking, a big break from tradition for Nintendo.

Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

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Pre-order Nintendo Switch for $299.99 from Amazon (currently sold out), but is available from Best Buy. In blue or grey.

Nintendo Switch For $299.99 From Amazon

You can see how it works in this video.

This is a pre-order, from Amazon, for the New Nintendo Switch gaming console that will be releasing on March 3rd 2017! All pre-orders are unavailable.
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At home, Switch rests in the Nintendo  Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.