Nintendo is the console that has revolutionized the video game market. Previously, some devices had experienced commercial failures, and everyone believed that the entertainment of the future would come through the microcomputer.
All this changed in October 1985, when Nintendo distributed its consoles in New York stores, just in time for Christmas. You’d think the success was instant and the crowds raided the stores looking for Nintendo’s latest box.
This was not the case. Only 50,000 consoles were sold in 1985, half of what was on the shelves. The success was modest but convincing enough that the sale of the aircraft would spread across North America the following year.
Considered the first generation of modern video game consoles, the NES made its official appearance in North America on October 18, 1985. In the ten years that followed, more than 61 million units were sold
Nintendo Switch: resolution for TV and screen
Similar to its predecessor, the Wii U, the image signal is reproduced on the Switch in two different resolutions, depending on whether you are playing the game on the TV or the Touchscreen of the Switch.
Nintendo Switch: resolution depends on the game
The upper values are Maximum-information. Depending on which game you play, the decision of the Switch varies.
Example-Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
The game runs on the TV “only” in a resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels with a refresh rate of 30 FPS. In Handheld mode, the game runs at 1280 x 720 pixels at probably 30 to 60 FPS.
After all, from our own experience we can say that Zelda runs more smoothly in Handheld mode, as also shows the YouTube Video of the channel “GameXplain:
The racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe plays the Switch in TV mode with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels AND 60 FPS.
Nintendo Switch: Resolution is not everything
Although the Nintendo Switch has better Hardware than the Wii U, it is not as powerful as Microsoft’s Xbox One S* or Sony’s PS4 Pro*.
But that doesn’t mean much: Nintendo has always been convincing with fun and style rather than graphic horse strengths. Titles such as Super Mario Odyssey, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe look accordingly, with weaker Hardware and lower resolution very well.
Whether you’re on the move, at home on the Couch, playing alone or against other players, the Switch is just the right console for it. And by the end of the year, the Switch also gets many Games. Tell us, which is your Must-Have title for Nintendo Switch?