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Nintendo Switch Will Include USB-C; Other Features Possibly Confirmed

The upcoming Nintendo Switch looks like it will do away with using a proprietary charger in favour of including a USB-C connector.

The news comes following the console’s debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, in which Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé played through a short section of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted what undoubtedly appears to be a USB-C connector on a close-up of the Switch, confirming a leak earlier in the week via EB Games Australia. The retailer had listed a “USB-A to USB-C Charging Cable compatible with the Nintendo Switch Console” product in its online catalogue.


Furthermore, it also appears that another unannounced feature was confirmed during Fils-Aimé’s appearance. When the executive undocked the console to play Zelda, its screen seemed to turn on automatically – a nifty feature that fits in with the Switch’s portability ethos.

Thanks to Wario64 for bringing this story to our attention.

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  • heavenshitman1

    Think the original reveal trailer showed the screen auto flick on too. Should be an expected feature.
    I watched the Jimmy F scene once, bit of a poor demo. If I saw correctly Nintendo didn’t properly show off the transition feature. Looked like Nintendo was simply running 2 Switches, turned the one off displaying to the big screen and picked out another Switch.

    Funny , cause the ‘transition’ seamlesly went from playing on a Switch controller to a Pro controller, when the real thing probably won’t be quite like that