Nintendo is taking its Switch tablet-console on a tour, pretty much like bands and filmmakers are doing with their own products. This means that you’ll be able to get a taste of the Switch experience before the console debuts in March.
The six city tour debuts on January 13th, starting with New York, followed by Toronto and Washington DC. Then it’s time for Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The device will be in each city for 3 days and the first two are invite-only, but the final day is open to anyone, but queues will probably form. People can’t wait to try out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest Mario and who knows what other exclusives may pop up.
Then there’s a Tokyo event on January 12th, when we’ll learn the finalized console price, release date and launch lineup of titles. The latest rumors talk about the console not having as much horsepower as the PS4 and in portable mode games will run in 720p on the 6.2 inch screen. Sources say that Nintendo is using the Pascal architecture from Nvidia, introduced this year and relying on a custom Maxwell Tegra CPU, that uses a 20 nm process.