Nintendo finally revealed the NX (now named the "switch"), and I'm really curious to see how it holds up. The switch is not meant to replace either the wii-u or the 3ds, although the wii-u seems to definitely be nearing the end of it's life cycle. It looks like the switch is going to get some ports of Wii-u games like splatoon, and with a 2017 release date, our first look suggests it gets to see the new Legend of Zelda game "breath of wild" too, as well as MOTHER TRUCKING SKYRIM. I'd love to see how the hardware holds up to other current gen consoles. The wii-u was quite under powered compared to the x-box one and the PS4, but with it's unique design, I'm not sure if the switch is going to be all that stronger (then again, ever since the gamecube, Nintendo has been more about stylistic and innovative choices than raw power). As the name suggests, the switch works by providing players with a home console dock that can be switched out for a handheld tablet, allowing players to bring their game with them. The switch has various controller options, players can use a more traditional controller with the home dock, or can use the control sticks in several configurations, even sharing sticks for single console multiplayer on the go. Earlier patents suggested the switch might have touch screen capabilities, letting developers add "buttons" as needed, but it doesn't appear that this made it into the final console. I'm curious to see how this choice affects the possibility of wii-u ports to the system. Another interesting thing is that the switch has abandoned the disk drive in favor of cartridge based games that we have always seen in Nintendo handhelds. While a few years ago optical storage was the way to go for Home consoles, Cartridge based media has definitely taken the lead again, reclaiming its old claims of faster loading times, and more storage space. The switch won't be released until march, and currently their is no price listed for its release. I don't like buying into hype, and I definitely have avoiding buying Nintendo consoles in the past do to some poor choices they have made, but I love the nintendo consoles I do own, and even though I'm starting to prefer pc gaming, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up grabbing one. What do you guys think, does it seem worth it, are you going to grab one for yourself?