After months of speculation, Nintendo has unveiled a more affordable version of the Nintendo Switch, simply called the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is a version of the console that strips away the bells and whistles of the flagship Switch to deliver a purely handheld edition that's more akin to a PSP or PS Vita - especially visually. But if you're looking at buying a Switch and can't decide whether the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, you may be wondering what the key differences are between the traditional console and this new Lite form. Well, read on intrepid digital world explorers, read on. Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite: SpecsOn paper, it sounds like the internal hardware offered by both Switch variants will be the same. However, some outlets are quoting that the Nintendo Switch Lite uses "a more efficient processor", which enables it to offer a slight battery life increase on the original version - four hours of playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite: Which should you buy?
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It looks like the Switch Lite isn’t the only new hardware coming from Nintendo in the near future. The base Nintendo Switch may also be due for some changes as well. A new FCC filing hints that a Switch hardware update may also be coming in the future. According to a report by the Verge, Nintendo recently filed a Class II Permission Change request with the Federal Communications Commission in regards to the Switch. This basically asks the FCC for permission to change the hardware of the system. ALSO: Nintendo Switch vs Switch Lite specs | Which Switch should I buy? The filing requests for permission to change the Switch’s SOC as well as its NAND memory. The former is short for “System On a Chip,” and refers to the Nvidia Tegra chip that contains both the Switch’s CPU and GPU. The latter on the other hand refers to the system’s flash storage. Now, since the filing refers to the existing model, this doesn’t confirm the rumored, more … [Read more...] about The Switch Pro might just be an upgrade to the base model
On the face of it, the notion of Nintendo Switch hosting a conversion of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seems almost ridiculous. The original release pushed the current-gen consoles hard and the notion of the game transitioning across to a significantly less powerful mobile-orientated platform almost beggars belief. And yet, the rumours surrounding a Switch port are gathering pace: Chinese retailers have shown packaging and even a special edition console, and when Eurogamer approached CDPR about the game, the firm declined to comment when erroneous rumours could have been categorically ruled out. Nothing is confirmed, but the possibility remains open - and I couldn't help but wonder how such an ambitious port could be achieved.Of course, the Switch itself has played host to a number of impressive technological showcases, and it has done so since launch with the arrival of Fast RMX - a hugely impressive work-out for the Tegra X1. But the notion of challenging current-gen fare … [Read more...] about In Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?
The arrival of Fortnite on Android completes the set - Epic's remarkable cross-play juggernaut is now available on pretty much every games-capable device running a modern GPU. We've looked at the console and iOS versions in the past, but with the Android release, we wanted to take a closer look at how Fortnite looks and runs across a gamut of mobile devices from top-end smartphones down to Nintendo's Switch running in mobile mode. The inclusion of the Nintendo hybrid is fascinating, revealing how low-level graphics APIs and a dedicated gaming focus allow for older mobile hardware to directly compete with - and sometimes even surpass - the outputs of today's top-end phones.For the purposes of testing the Android version - and specifically, installing the game while bypassing Google Play - Epic sent us a Samsung Galaxy S9+, one of the most powerful handsets on the market. The firm's PR company warned us in advance that graphics comparisons won't be particularly interesting as iOS and … [Read more...] about Fortnite mobile head-to-head: Android vs iOS vs Switch
Soon the DS classic The World Ends With You is coming back to Nintendo Switch, aptly titled The World Ends With You: Final Remix. First of all, we get a comparison between the old DS game and the Switch version, showing the clear difference in visuals. You can see it below with the DS version first and the Switch version second. The visuals aren’t the only new thing that Switch owners are going to be able to enjoy with this remaster, as new arrangements by Composer Takeharu Ishimoto are going to be included. There will also be a dedicated menu allowing you to change BGM (switching between standard and remixed version). We also get a brand new scenario going deeper into the story. You can check out the full gallery below. The game will release in Japan on September 27th, but we still don’t have a specific launch date for the west. The western release can already be pre-ordered on Amazon, even if a launch date for North America and Europe has not been announced … [Read more...] about The World Ends With You for Nintendo Switch Gets Screenshots Showing DS vs Switch Comparison and More