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Nintendo Switch will have a 'wider array' of new hardware accessories, says CEO

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Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has hinted that there's more to the company's upcoming console, the Switch, than it revealed in the brief video introduction last week. "By no means was that everything," Kimishima told Bloomberg, suggesting that the tablet-style core unit and detachable controllers are part of a larger hardware initiative. "It may be appropriate to call them accessories. Or it might be better to call them add-on hardware. It's probably more correct to call them accessories. You can assume that there will be a wider array."

Twitter user Ryan Salamanda shared an interesting concept for the Switch's controller back when the system was known as the NX, highlighting the possibilities for what Nintendo and its partners could do with detachable modules:

Nintendo will reveal more about the Switch's hardware and software at an event in Tokyo on January 13th. "What we haven't shown you yet is the software lineup," says Kimishima. "When we make new hardware, how it works with our software is critical. This is what we weren't able to show. We want people to touch the device in January and experience the software for themselves." The company will also announce pricing details for the Switch, which will go on sale in March.

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