NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Believes 'Gamers Will Be Blown Away'

Posted January 12, 2017

Originally known as the NX, the Nintendo Switch is an entirely new way of doing things. Do you spend money on discounted games or do you squirrel your cash away to put toward a Switch? There were already rumors that that game would be a launch title for the Switch, simultaneously launching on the Wii U too. Nintendo past year unveiled the device and said that it could be used both at home as a console connected to the television as well as on the road.

That's according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who has commented on what to expect from Nintendo when it comes to their latest console. The GameSpot listing reveals that aside from Mario and Splatoon, we may be even able to see National Basketball Association and Skyrim on the Switch. The page lists the new Nintendo Switch console with a starting price of £198.50, or around United States dollars $245. Check back with COGconnected tomorrow night as official Nintendo Switch information is released.

The console is starting to show up in USA retailer inventories, with a purported leak from Target (via Nintendo-Life) claiming a $299 price tag (around £244). Prior to this, a box art image reportedly found on EB Games Austrlia site touted new features in Mario Kart 8: Switch It! including 24 new tracks and the return of Battle mode, but they turned out to be fake. The Japanese gaming giant hasn't revealed what details it will release at this week's events, although it did confirm that we will finally learn the price and release date for the device. The event will last around one hour, after which Nintendo will host a Treehouse Live episode providing a look at games coming to the system.

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Nintendo has a stranglehold on gaming news right now. Apparently, the Switch will run at $249.99.

Some of these third-party games are likely to be ports, such as the previously mentioned Switch version of Skyrim.

Along with the rumored price, Target also has 15 slots for potential Nintendo Switch games, meaning that we could be seeing that many games when the console hits shelves this March.