Nintendo Explains Why Nintendo Switch Will Not Have Internet Browser Support At Launch

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Nintendo Switch is leaving no stone unturned to make the launch of Nintendo Switch a grand success. The console is scheduled to launch on March 3 worldwide carrying a price tag of $299. As the official release is just a few weeks away, Nintendo’s complete focus is now on the marketing of Nintendo Switch. Few top executives are giving an interview to big publications worldwide and sharing a lot of new details about the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch: No Internet Browser

In one such interview with our friend at TIME, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that Nintendo Switch will not have an internet browser (at least at launch). When asked to provide a reason behind giving Internet Browser a miss for Nintendo Switch? Kimishima replied:

“And in terms of the Internet browser, since all of our efforts have gone towards making Switch an amazing dedicated video game platform, it will not support it, at least at launch.”

So there you have it, folks, the hint is pretty clear from Kimishima, Nintendo Switch will get an internet browser support via firmware few months after the launch of the console.

Here is the Final Nintendo Switch Specs (Official):

Console:

  • Display: 6.2 inch 1280×720 LCD
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra processorNvidia Tegra processor
  • Memory: 32GB of Internal Memory, Expandable via microSD card
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Brightness Sensor
  • Headphone jack: Yes Stereo Output
  • Battery: Non-removable 4310mAh battery (Approx. 3 Hours backup)
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, WLAN through an adapter
  • Media output: 1920×1080, 60 fps via HDMI, 5.1channel audio
  • USB Type-C Port for charging and docking
  • Stereo speakers
  • Weight: 280 grams
  • Dimensions With Joy-Con: 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm

Joy-Con Controller:

  • Left Buttons: Joy Stick, Directional L/ZL/SL/SR/- Buttons, Capture Button, Release Button, SYNC Button
  • Right Buttons: Joy Stick, A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons, HOME Button, Release Button, SYNC Button
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con
  • Vibration Motors
  • Battery: Non-removable 52 mAh (Approx. 20 hours backup)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (Right Joy-Con)
  • Weight: Right Joy-Con 52 grams, Left Joy-Con 49 grams
  • Dimensions: 102mm x 35.9mm x 28.4mm

Dock:

  • Ports: Three USB 2.0 ports (3.0 support to be added soon), System connector, HDMI, AC Adapter port
  • Weight: 327 grams
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 54mm