Physical variations of 3DS and Wii U video games will not be backwards suitable with Nintendo Switch

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Not stunning, however the information will nonetheless be a bit disappointing for some.


Speaking with Famitsu (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo) a Nintendo consultant confirmed its new Switch console wouldn’t be suitable with Wii U or Nintendo 3DS discs and cartridges, respectively, because the machine is “not a successor” to both.

The lack of an optical disc being shown in the trailer, and through patent diagrams outed last year, the shortage of Wii U disc help appears relatively apparent.

Since Nintendo is looking the small 3DS-like cartridges for Switch recreation playing cards, it’s unknown at current precisely how these work, however Nintendo advised Famitsu extra particulars, which are expected in early 2017, can be introduced nearer to launch.

Furthermore, the one different data the agency would provide up pertained to battery life and what’s in the box (sorry, it couldn’t be helped).

While, once more, detailed specs can be introduced at a later date, the battery will permit customers to “play as much as possible comfortably even without a power source” close by. And, going again to the field, it can comprise the Dock, each left and proper Joy-Con controllers, however no phrase on the Joy-Con grip.

And lastly, regardless of Switch making use of the Tegra processor which is optimized for mobile performance gadgets, Nintendo wouldn’t touch upon whether or not its cellular recreation titles could be playable on the system.

The Nintendo Switch comes out in March 2017 worldwide.