Nintendo’s Switch doesn’t come with a charging Joy-Con grip

If you’re dead-set on owning a Nintendo Switch, you should probably start thinking about your charging setup. In addition to the main unit, you’ll need to keep the detachable “Joy-Con” controllers topped up, which could prove tricky if you’re playing the console exclusively at home. That’s because the Joy-Con Grip bundled with the Switch (shown above) doesn’t have any charging …

Gear up for tonight’s Nintendo Switch live stream

Nintendo revealed the Switch, its latest console, back in October — but the company left out plenty of key details about the half-portable, half-living room system. So, that’s what tonight is all about. Nintendo will host a live stream at 11P ET on Thursday, January 12th, intended to outline more of the features, hardware specs and games coming to the …

‘Switch’ is Nintendo’s next game console

It’s been almost a year and a half since Nintendo announced the NX, and now the gaming giant has finally dropped the codename and secrecy in favor of something more official: Switch. Like the countless rumors previously asserted, it’s indeed a hybrid mobile and home console with a tablet element and detachable controllers. The tablet itself (which Nintendo calls “the …

The Switch shows desperate Nintendo is the best Nintendo

Nintendo has something to prove. After the Wii U flamed out spectacularly, the company needed to do something truly different to stay afloat in the console world. Its answer is the Switch, a new hybrid portable/home gaming system that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. While Microsoft and Sony are simply trying to shove in faster hardware to support 4K and …

Pokémon chief says Nintendo’s NX is both handheld and console

The head of The Pokémon Company has let slip that his outfit is working on a pocketable monster title for Nintendo’s NX. Given that TPC is part-owned by the Japanese gaming giant, he’s probably seen the new handheld/console/tablet hybrid up close and personal. The Wall Street Journal quotes Tsunekazu Ishihara as saying that “the NX is trying to change the …

Nintendo’s lack of breakthrough games hit profits hard (update)

Despite Nintendo’s attempts to lower expectations ahead of announcing its financial results, its latest quarterly earnings aren’t good. At all. Net sales are down 31 percent compared to the same quarter last year, down to 62 billion yen ($587 million). Meanwhile, it saw an operating loss of 5.1 billion yen (roughly $48 million). Nintendo managed to sell 220,000 Wii Us, …

Report: Nintendo NX is a tablet with detachable controllers

Remember those early reports that described Nintendo’s next game console as a TV / portable hybrid device? According to Eurogamer, they were right on the nose. Eurogamer sources claim that the Nintendo NX is a handheld game console with detachable controllers, a TV base station and NVIDIA Tegra graphics. In other words, it sounds like a standalone Wii U gamepad …