Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers And Modes Expertly Detailed In New Video
When the controllers are attached to the Switch's display—Nintendo calls this Handheld mode—you can play games on the go or while charging the system using the included AC adapter. If you have a USB Type-C cable, you can charge the console that way as well. That is an important feature as Nintendo recently confirmed that the Switch's battery is not removable.
The controllers feature HD rumble that is supposed to be more precise than current rumble technologies. There's also an infrared camera built into the right Joy-Con that allows it to approximate the distance of an object and determine its shape. NFC read and write functionality with support for Amiibo characters is included in the right Joy-Con as well.
For screen capture, there's a dedicated button the left controller. We imagine Nintendo will support some kind of social sharing for these screenshots so that you can send out captures of your epic gaming moments to friends.
The Nintendo Switch ships March 3 for $299, though whether you can find one on its day of release is another story. There are already reports of retailers cancelling pre-orders because demand is so high.