This has been a very sizable week for Nintendo and the Switch. Nintendo held a live event showing off everything we needed to know about the Switch, and for the most part it was a very positive show. We learned about the price ($299) and launch date (March 3rd) of the Switch. Most news was very promising, but with all good news the’re a few bad pieces as well. Outside of the lacking launch lineup, minus Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo also released some news about the Joy-Con controllers that is not ideal. According to Nintendo, the Nintendo grip that comes bundled in the box will not charge the two Joy-Con controllers. The Joy-Con grip allows you to dock the two Joy-Cons on a mount to mimic a traditional controller. Granted this isn’t that dire, however it is a huge inconvenience that can only be resolved by buying the $75 grip separately. This is of course only if you want it to charge the Joy-Cons while playing with a traditional like controller. To properly charge your Joy-Cons they can be attached to a docked Switch, this will give you the best charge. Each charge will take about 3 and a half hours to complete and give you roughly 20 hours of play time.
We have learned a great deal about the Nintendo Switch since the Treehouse Event that we are still sorting through everything. Regardless, be sure to stick close to MammothGamers.com and follow us on Twitter @Mammoth_Gamers for all the news on the Switch.