Nintendo Switch Presentation coming 1/12; hands-on events also coming

Nintendo has just announced that they will hold a Nintendo Switch Presentation open to invited media, financial switchevent_logoanalysts, and trade partners in Tokyo that’ll be livestreamed on January 12, 2017.

This, in all likelihood, confirms the rumors that no other information about Nintendo’s home console will be unveiled until the next calendar year.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima also announced that Nintendo Switch sampling events for invited media, partners, and consumers will take place in the U.S. and Europe after the presentation at later dates.  There will also be events for the general public to participate in hands-on events, and details will be announced later.

Formerly codenamed the “NX,” the Nintendo Switch was unveiled last week in a video that has garnered over 18 million views.  The console-handheld hybrid is currently slated for a March 2017 release.