Last week Nintendo delivered all of the information we have been waiting for on their new Console/Handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. For some this rather quirky and very ‘Nintendo like’ treehouse presentation was all the information they needed to head to Amazon and pre-order, for others it left them somewhat underwhelmed, confused and £279.99 richer! The Switch announcement and pricing has left the Sparks divided and on the pod they debate the good, the bad and the bonkers parts of the Switch. The information that was delivered during the Nintendo Treehouse presentation included: * The Switch will release worldwide on 3rd March 2017 for £279.99 in the UK, $300 in the US. * Nintendo Switch is a hybrid device designed to operate as both a home console and a handheld device. The Switch console is a tablet-like screen with two detachable “Joy-Con” controllers that slide into place at its sides.The three ways to play the console are as follows: * TV Mode: You can insert Switch into a docking station, which allows it to be played on your television. The Joy-Con controllers can then be used wirelessly to play games from your couch; or they can be attached to a grip accessory to provide a more traditional controller experience. A Switch Pro controller is also available to use, but is sold separately. * Handheld Mode: You can eject Switch from its docking station and take it with you to play on the go. The Joy-Con controllers are attached directly to the sides of the screen, making it resemble a Wii U gamepad that can function on its own. * Tabletop Mode: You can setup the Switch’s inbuilt kickstand on any flat surface, and detach its Joy-Con controllers, allowing one to two players to enjoy games wherever they like. * Nintendo asserts that the Switch’s battery life can last over six hours, but will vary depending on the game and usage conditions. For example, the company says users should be able to get roughly three hours out of the Switch while playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Switch has a USB-C charging port, which is located at the bottom of the unit. * The Launch line-up confirmed so far is a little thin on the ground (see above) with ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ being the standout title, the other launch games include 1, 2, Switch, Super Bomberman R, Skylanders and Just Dance 2017.