The upcoming Nintendo console has been quite a subject of discussion among gamers recently. The innovative interface made people curious. The general enthusiasm the new concept created seems like a good warm-up for the release day, which will be somewhere in March 2017. However, Nintendo Switch got its first professional feedback, and things don’t look out so good.
VentureBeat has published its own report. However, even though the article was based on previous excerpts written this year, the odds don’t seem favorable for the new Nintendo product. Its most attractive feature is the interface. Though the developers refrain from revealing any in-depth detail due to their non-disclosing contract, the fans may be disappointed by graphical power. The portable nature of Nintendo Switch might have been created to be eye catchy to the expense of visual quality. However, people already are familiar with the company and its preference for concept over raw graphical power.
VentureBeat’s verdict is shadowing the growing popularity of Nintendo Switch. They do not believe that the new gadget will be able to beat the performance of the original PS4. It may be actually closer to the capabilities of Xbox One. What’s really new about this report is the information about the microarchitecture. Nintendo has just released in April 2016 a new GPU called Pascal that comes with GP100 chip. However, it seems that the upcoming Nintendo Switch will not host this new technology. On the contrary, it will stick with the Maxwell technology or something else that resembles this technology.
While some Nintendo fans might be disappointed by the low graphic performance, this aspect is not actually the most important feature for a gaming console. The architecture and development tools can be even more crucial for the quality of your gameplay. Nintendo is a great electronics and software company that bedazzles consumers with refreshing concepts and innovation in the world of consoles. Their DS, 3DS, and Wii are proof that this focus complies with the public demand, as these were the most popular products of Nintendo.
Despite the technical specifications, Nintendo products have really succeeded to make people curious about them. In 2016, Nintendo Switch was the fifth most searched keyword on Google engines. In contrast, the PS4 Pro is only on the tenth place, and it was outranked even by NES Classic Edition and Playstation VR. This phenomenon clearly denominates 2017 as the year of Nintendo.
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