Report: That's A Touchscreen On The Nintendo Switch

by Jeff Cork on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Last week, Nintendo revealed its latest console, the Nintendo Switch. The console's most interesting aspect, from what we know so far, is its ability to be used as a standalone handheld gaming device or as a traditional console while docked. Nintendo says it's saving additional details on the system for a January Nintendo Direct, but Eurogamer is reporting some interesting information in the meantime.

The biggest takeaway is that the screen is a capacitive multi-touch screen – the same technology that's on the overwhelming majority of mobile devices. The Wii U and DS family of handhelds have used inferior resistive touchscreens. According to Eurogamer's sources, the screen is 6.2" and supports 720p resolution.

Check out Eurogamer's story for additional information, including some speculation on how touch-based inputs might work when the system is in its dock.