Nintendo Switch Not Compatible With Physical Wii U, 3DS Games

Bodily Wii U and Nintendo 3DS video games are usually not appropriate with the Nintendo Change, Nintendo’s newly introduced house online game console.

Japanese publication Famitsu requested Nintendo just a few questions on its new capabilities yesterday. “For the reason that Nintendo Change will not be meant to exchange Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, it won’t play Wii U optical discs or Nintendo 3DS cartridges,” a Nintendo spokesperson mentioned.

As a substitute, Nintendo Change will use its personal type of bodily media, à la “Sport Card,” as seen within the picture above. Comparatively, Change cartridges are noticeably thicker than 3DS recreation cartridges — maybe attributable to their elevated storage capability.

As well as, Nintendo instructed Famitsu that the Nintendo Change is, at the beginning, a house online game console; nonetheless, gamers can simply transition the Change to moveable mode by eradicating the console unit from its dock unit.

It’s nonetheless unclear how the Change will talk with software program designed for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, smartphones, and tablets. Nonetheless, one among Nintendo’s new companions, Ubitus, makes a speciality of “deploying cloud-enabled wealthy media companies,” in line with the corporate’s web site.

Because the Nintendo Change preview trailer (beneath) suggests, enhanced ports for video games resembling Splatoon and Mario Kart eight seems like a promising possibility. A report from January claims Bandai Namco might already be onerous at work on an enhanced port of Tremendous Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Change.

Does the truth that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS video games are usually not appropriate with the Change change your views for the brand new platform? Be at liberty to tell us your ideas.

Nintendo received’t reveal Nintendo Change’s technical specs, launch titles, or region-lock standing till subsequent 12 months, forward of the console’s deliberate March 2017 world debut.

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