As I write this, the Nintendo Switch live presentation has just concluded, and the world has had its first real look at Nintendo’s odd new system, complete with actual confirmed games. So I know what you’re thinking: wossit like?
The technical nitty-gritty of the console is still unknown, but we did get a confirmation that the system does have a touchscreen. We also got new information about the joy-con controllers: specifically, the joy-cons each have independent motion controls, and each has one analogue stick, A/B/X/Y face buttons, and L and R shoulder buttons, making for a fairly robust set of inputs. In addition, there are the expected start and select buttons, the former on the right joy-con and the latter on the left, along with a home button and a "share" button for taking screenshots. The right joy-con also apparently has an IR camera built into the top of it; what on earth anybody intends to do with that thing was left an open question, but we know it’s there. The joy-cons also contain NFC readers for easy Amiibo compatibility. Apparently they can also simulate the feeling of putting ice in your drink. Don’t ask me; I don’t know either.