A new Nintendo leak has revealed a huge Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite feature that was inexplicably cut before it first debuted in 2017. The news comes with permission from the Nintendo archives and courtesy of a 2014 document that reveals a number of details related to the origin of the console, including the original design, which does not resemble the final product. In addition to revealing the console’s original design, the documents reveal that the plan was to include 3D video support to make the console backward compatible with the Nintendo 3DS.
It’s not entirely clear if Nintendo had plans for universal backing, and it’s unclear why this feature was discarded, but the document reveals that much of Nintendo̵
For example, while the Nintendo Switch ended up with a 720p screen, back in 2014, the plan was for the screen to be only 480p. Again, it’s unclear why Nintendo changed its mind here, but it’s good it did.
Meanwhile, perhaps related to 3DS backward compatibility, Nintendo had not decided whether the switch would have one or two screens. Of course, it is quite possible that 480p was on the table to ease the possibility of two screens.
Right now, none of these details have been validated by Nintendo. In other words, while the documents leave little room for doubt, they and the information they provide should still be taken with a grain of salt. That said, if Nintendo makes any comments about the leak, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly.
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