Nintendo has said it will release its long-awaited new console
It will cost $ 299.99 in the United States and ¥ 29980 ($ 260) in Japan,
more than some analysts had expected. European prices were announced.
The stakes are high for the Japanese company after the last console has failed,
Wei Yu, to repeat the success of the original Wii.
Nintendo’s shares fell as the launch began to trickle out details.
Nintendo unveiled in October last year that the device will be games handheld device that doubles as a home unit.
Formerly dubbed NX name, switch-like tablet computer with controllers that attach to the sides.
Games will be delivered on a small cartridges,
in reference to the paintings of old keys Nintendo.
The company also released details of some of the games that will be available, including Mario game called Super Mario Odyssey, in late 2017.
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Some analysts believe that the device can be Nintendo’s “last shot” in the sale of the nation’s unity,
yet to be proven WiiU flop.
Rapidly it has been outsold by Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox one, although Nintendo has achieved success with a handheld device for 3 DS.
“This is another playoff moment for the company because of the switch kind of embodies the new strategy that the company is trying to put into practice,”
said Piers Harding Rolls, an analyst at IHS gaming technology.
“This is positioned as more of a home entertainment with mobile capabilities, large and decisive factors are the pricing and marketing. You hope that they have learned from the lessons in an attempt to market the Wii U.”
The analyst said the egg Paul Jackson by releasing the thing that allows gamers to play Nintendo titles both at home and on the move,
the company can find “common ground very profitable.”
“Players are pure unit is likely to be disappointed here as it is likely to be a strong portable device (battery allows),
but the weeds are relatively one house Custom.”