Nintendo Switch UI shown off as one gamer gets console early

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The shape-shifting Switch is not due to be released officially until March 3, but due to an apparent shipping mix-up, one fan found his waiting for him at home two weeks early. Until then, these videos should give you a good idea of how to set up your unit once you get your hands on one. So far, Nintendo has only revealed features such as the console's main menu, its various touchscreen capabilities, a brief run through of some of the system's hardware components in an overview video.

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. There are boxes that would house quick links to games or downloaded software and underneath those are various options that you have to double click to open.

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The eShop is the systems online store.

Here are some screenshots from the clip, in case (as is likely) it is taken down. As I said above, all current-gen systems output at 480p over HDMI, but this option would be beneficial to GC and other Virtual Console titles. In the event you have reinitialise the console, you'll be able to redownload your purchased content. It is claiming that they had been sent a system early and the user even released a video to prove it. Anyhow, if this tells us anything, it's that the Switch is more than ready to roll out. Everything has a bright, clicky sound effect to go with it, which might not endear the Switch to parents and arguably makes headphones a must if you're out in public, not that they weren't before.

Other technical specifications include 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, a USB Type-C connector and the ability to support up to eight Nintendo Switch players. It's possible, but many patents never see the light of day.