While the Switch has had a lot of it’s features shared online both from Nintendo and from trusted sources, many wondered if the Switch will offer a touch screen not unlike the Wii U GamePad or 3DS Touch Screen. It has been reported by Eurogamer that it will in fact have a touch screen.
A number of sources, including those who informed me of the Switch’s design and detachable controllers back in July, have all confirmed other capabilities which Nintendo is currently keeping quiet.
Let’s start with the Nintendo Switch’s screen. It is 6.2″ in size, 720p and – for the first time in any Nintendo device – boasts a capacitive multi-touch screen. As is standard for capacitive devices such as most modern smartphones, Switch’s screen is a 10-point multitouch display, meaning multi-finger gestures are supported. Why not mention the touchscreen in the trailer, or show users playing with it? Perhaps Nintendo did not want to confuse its messaging of Switch being able to play standard home console games on the go.