It has been a week since NX became the Nintendo Switch, and we finally learned about Nintendo’s next home console-other than that, we didn’t actually learn anything.
Last weeks beautiful trailer gave a comprehensive overview of the Switchs core mechanics, but Eurogamer has learned about other features not shown or discussed.
Many sources, including those who notified me in July about the design of the Switch and the detachable controller, have confirmed other features that Nintendo is currently silent.
Let’s start with the screen of the Nintendo Switch. Its size is 6.2 inches, 720p, it is the first use in any Nintendo device, it has a capacitive multi-touch screen.
Both 3DS and Wii U have resistive touch screens, which rely on pressure and have low accuracy. They are also single-touch.
As the standard configuration of most modern smart phones and other capacitive devices, the Switch’s screen is a 10-point multi-touch display, which means it supports multi-finger gestures.
Why not mention the touch screen in the trailer or show users how to use it? Perhaps Nintendo does not want to confuse the news that its Switch can play standard home console games on the go.