Because cellphones just don’t cut it. So now your console at home can transform into a handheld and allow your frame to move away from a couch and rest under a tree while you stay glued to your favorite Title. The new Nintendo Switch has just been announced, and unlike its competition, it has brought many new novelties to the table. Let’s take a look at its versatility.

As a Home Console

The Nintendo Switch consists of a dock that can be connected to a television to enjoy HD gaming while at home.

With the console, one gets a Joy-Con system that is actually two controllers in one. So you may either keep the two attached and enjoy the game by yourself, or detach the other side and share the fun with a friend.

As a Handheld

Here’s the fun part. The console consists of a detachable, touchscreen tablet which allows your virtual world to get acquainted with the real deal.

The Joy-Con can be attached to the tablet to make it a true handheld, or you may flip the stand behind the screen and share the controller with a friend.

The Joy-Con

An advanced version of the Wii remote, the Joy-Con too gets Motion Control and something that Nintendo likes to call ‘HD Rumble’. In simple terms, the controller has advanced vibration features built in to make the experience immersive.

The middle section of the Joy-Con system is called a ‘Grip’, which allows both the controllers to combine and become a traditional-style controller. You may use one Joy-Con in each hand, or hand the second one to a friend, depending on the game.

When in the mood for some fresh air, just slide the Joy Con into the the Tablet and go Portable.

The Nintendo Switch allows online multiplayer mode, whereas if you belong to a Gang, up to eight systems can be linked together to play anywhere. You can buy digital versions of games from the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system or from the Nintendo website.

If you are a worried parent, here’s something for you. You can manage Nintendo eShop purchases, limit sharing on social networks, restrict access to games based on their ESRB ratings, and more. A free app gives you the choice and a handy way to manage your Nintendo Switch parental controls from anywhere via your mobile device.

Launching March 3rd 2017, the Nintendo Switch will be available at a starting price of $299.99. You may pre-order now.

Some of the upcoming titles for the console