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Shigeru Miyamoto: Satoru Iwata Left His Mark On Nintendo Switch

The beloved late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, died before the reveal of Nintendo Switch but that does not mean he did not leave his touch on the console.

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Speaking with Time, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about the influence Satoru Iwata on the development of Nintendo’s upcoming console. According to Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata put a lot of thought and time in Nintendo Switch.

Mr. Iwata, Mr. Takeda and myself provided feedback and made decisions, but ultimately Mr. Iwata was the head of development, so he put a lot of thought and time into Switch.

He added that the portability of Nintendo Switch is something that Satoru Iwata himself might have put emphasis on.

I think that the idea of Nintendo Switch being a device you can take out and anywhere, and the idea of it being a system that really allows networking and communicating with people, I think that’s something Mr. Iwata put a lot of emphasis on.

Switch is a few weeks away from launch and Nintendo has not fully revealed the specs for the upcoming Nintendo Switch, but recently detailed specs for the console leaked. According to the leak, Switch apparently has a quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 CPU that has a maximum speed of 2GHz. The GPU, on the other hand, is a Maxwell-based, Nvidia chip with 256 CUDA cores and max speed of 1GHz.

Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3, 2017, and will be priced at $299.99 in the US, and Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild will be a launch for the console among others.