The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s next-generation gaming console, launched in Japan on Thursday, June 7.
But it was the launch day launch of the Nintendo Switch Plus, a handheld controller that will be sold exclusively to Switch owners.
The Switch Plus will be available at retailers and online on June 12 for $59.99.
The device has a dual-screen design, which is reminiscent of Nintendo’s previous consoles.
There is no 3D support, but it will be able to display content from the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3ds XL.
This includes both the game Pokémon Sun and Moon and other upcoming titles.
It also includes a “Virtual Console” that includes a Game Boy Advance compatible Wii U and Nintendo DS Lite.
Both the Nintendo and Switch games will also support streaming, with Nintendo’s new Nintendo Switch Streaming.
And, according to Nintendo, Switch players can now enjoy live TV broadcasts via the console’s HDMI-out port.
In short, the Switch Plus is Nintendo’s first handheld controller and a major step toward integrating video streaming into the console.
Nintendo has yet to announce pricing for the Switch.
The company says that a minimum of two Switchs are needed to be compatible, and Nintendo has confirmed that two Switch consoles will be offered at launch, with a total of three Switchs available for purchase.
But there will also be a limited number of Switchs to be made available to the public, with only four sold.
The Nintendo system also has a wireless charging port, which allows the Switch to charge wirelessly via USB or USB-C to any compatible power outlet.
Nintendo Switch will be the first console to include an “Ultra” HDMI 2.0 port, and it will also offer up to five HDMI 2/3 inputs.
The system also comes with two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, and two SD card slots.
The hardware specs include: Display size: 12.4 inches, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 5ms response time, 3.5mm audio jack (USB-C), 4K video playback, Bluetooth 4.0, and MicroSD card reader.
Battery capacity: 2600mAh, 60W.
Wireless charging port: Type-A, Type-B, Type C. Wireless USB-c charging port with built-in power adapter: Type A. MicroSD slot: 3GB.
Wireless Ethernet port: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Connectivity: USB Type A/B, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, Mini DisplayPort, and 3.2mm audio out.
Weight: 3.8 pounds.
Ports: Dual-SIM, MicroSD, Wi-Fi, USB Type C, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader, USB 3, Ethernet.
Dimensions: 12mm x 9.5 mm x 2.3mm.
Colors: Gray, Red, Silver, Black, Blue, Purple, Purple/Purple, Light Gray, Orange, Pink, Gray, Green, Light Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Blue/Purp, White, Green/Light Blue, Yellow/Blue, Red/White, Gray/Purr.
The following is a list of games that will support streaming and/or streaming on the Switch: Pokémon Sun/Moon (PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/PlayStation 4) Pokémon Sun & Moon (Playstation 3/Nintendo Switch/Xbox One/Nintendo Wii U) Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Play on Nintendo Switch/Nintendo 3DS) Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (Nintendo Switch) The Nintendo console will also come with a number of games, including Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.
A special Nintendo Switch edition is also available, which will include an exclusive Nintendo Switch theme song and Nintendo logo.
It will also include a Mario Kart 6 costume, an exclusive Pokémon themed hat, a Nintendo 3D World Map, a Mario & Rabbids themed box, and a commemorative certificate of authenticity.
There will also also be Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario Party 10, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, and Mario Tennis Open.
Nintendo says it plans to release more Switch games “very soon.”