The Nintendo Switch presentation is just a couple of days away, and so far we have some rumors on the price and specs of the console, which is expected to be released in March.

Here’s a roundup of what we know about the Nintendo Switch before the presentation:

What Will Be Revealed At The Nintendo Switch Event?

The presentation will take place Jan. 12 in Tokyo at 11 p.m. EST. The event, which you can watch the on with English voice-overs, will reveal the console’s release date, price, and launch titles. Following the presentation, there will be a hands-on event for investors and the press. The console will be available to the public on Jan. 15 in New York City, with a lineup of major cities for the Nintendo Switch’ preview tour in the U.S., including Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


The console’s spec rumors suggests the game system will display games at WQHD on TVs and 1080p in portable mode, according to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, other insiders previously suggested the Nintendo Switch’s portable 6.2-inch screen would have a display resolution of 720p. The console is rumored to have an internal bus speed of 5Gbps, which outperforms the 128 MBps offered by the likes of the 3DS.


The official price of the game system will be announced at the product’s presentation, but there have been some leaks. In November, the price for the Nintendo Switch was apparently leaked by the website of Toys “R” Us Canada. The site listed the console for $329.99 Canadian dollars, about $245 U.S. dollars, which rounds up to $249. Meanwhile, Nikkei predicts that the console will sell for ¥25,000 in Japan, ($250 U.S. dollars).

Nintendo Switch Features

The Nintendo Switch, which was revealed in October, is placed on the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV. When the Nintendo Switch is lifted from the dock, the system automatically switches to portable mode. The console comes with detachable Joy-Con controllers on each side of the Switch.

Accessories For The Console

New accessories for the Nintendo Switch were revealed at CES 2017 last week by third-party hardware company snakebyte. The two products, a foldable headset and a starter kit, will be available in the spring. The accessories include a carrying bag, headphones, a screen protector and caps for the controller's thumbsticks. The prices for the accessories were not revealed, but they are expected to ship by spring.