Nov 29, 2016 06:10 AM EST

Nintendo Switch News Updates: Rumored Groundbreaking Gaming Platform To Sell Below $248 For Pre-Orders, Release Date Next Year!

By JC Santos

Nintendo's latest gaming contender and highly anticipated Nintendo Switch may sell for less than £200 ($248) if pre-oredered in one online UK retailer that ships overseas. Rumors also spread that some retailers may ship orders of the videogame platform by March 17, 2017.

According to Express, the UK retail website Gameseek listed the Nintendo Switch at a price of £198.50 ($246). The retailer says it will release the gaming platform by the second week of March the following year. The release date may not be final as the retailer issued a statement that "release dates are subject to change by the manufacturer" being Nintendo.

According to IBTimes, Canada's Toys 'R' Us posted the Nintendo Switch with a price of CA$329.99 ($245.92). The news website also reports that Toys 'R' Us had since deleted the pre-order page for the gaming platform.

Gamers are highly anticipating the Nintendo Switch after its amazing reveal trailer showed off its hardware capabilities. The game platform is removable from its docking station and it can use a contracting controller to take the platform anywhere and play with other consoles in high definition. Multiple game developers have expressed their interest in making games for the platform, including a Pokemon game developer interested in the gadget's mechanics.

The Nintendo "Switch's" specs compare closely to the Nvidia Shield Tablet —another handheld with amazing graphics capabilities thanks to Nvidia's Tegra technologies. The Switch appears as a tablet device with a docking station connected to a television. The docking station switches the handheld game platform into a traditional home console.

Rumors regarding the specs include the tablet has a touchscreen — a positive development since Nintendo's DS introduced touchscreens to its game platforms — to integrate with gameplay. The portability would ace against Nvidia Shield and the handheld PlayStation Vita's amazing high screen display that could reach up to 900p, rumors say.

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