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Nintendo Switch on tour in New York City

What it looks like to go hands-on with the Switch and the games on parade.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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Wecome to the demo room!

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Joy-Con

You can see the places where the Joy-Con snaps together.

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Switch ready for travel

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Thumbs-Up grip

That hand position looks like it would get tiring after a while.

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Joy-Con in play

For games like Arms, which sense your hand motions, you use the Joy-Con in the "thumbs-up grip."

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Look at your opponent

One thing Nintendo stressed was that you could play games while looking at your competitor rather than at the screen.

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Wrist straps

Also known as the "remember the Wii lawsuit" straps.

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See Scott and Jeff Play

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Squeeze thoroughly

Just because.

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Look at your hands

Even if you're playing by yourself you don't have to look at the screen.

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Snapping the Joy-Con to the Grip

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A sit-down at the Mario Diner

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Joy-Con

The size of the Joy-Con relative to female hands.

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Sonic Mania

Scheduled for release in the second half of 2017.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Scheduled for release in the second half of 2017.

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Arms

Available in the second half of 2017.

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Fast RMX racing

Availability date unknown as of January 13, 2017.

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Splatoon 2

Scheduled for release in the second half of 2017.

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Splatoon 2

Note that he's playing with the optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

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Disgaea 5

Availability date unknown as of January 13, 2017.

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Just Dance 2017

Available March 2017.

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Has-Been Heroes

Available March 2017.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Available at launch!

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Skylanders: Imaginators

Available in March 2017 for North America. For the rest of the world? 2017 some time.

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Skylanders: Imaginators

New character, Grave Clobber.

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Street Fighter II

Availability unknown as of January 13, 2017.

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Super Bomberman R

Available March 2017

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Mario Kart 8

Available April 28, 2017.

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