Picture of the Nintendo Switch that is coming March 2017. When playing the Switch at home, you dock the tablet-like device and you can see the display on your TV. There are also controllers that connect together like a gamepad. Those controllers can be connected to the tablet-like device when on the go. A gamepad can also be used to play the Nintendo Switch.
When asked whether or not Switch can play physical Wii U or 3DS games, a representative from Nintendo responded to IGN with a simple “no.”
With regard to whether or not the console will offer digital backwards compatibility, the rep said that Nintendo has “nothing to announce on this topic” and “will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product.”
Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
Coming March 2017!