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Someone Just Got a Very Early Nintendo Switch

At times, the Nintendo Switch seems further away than it really is. It’s just over two weeks until launch and, as per usual, someone has nabbed themselves a leaked console.

Earlier tonight, a NeoGAF user uploaded a couple pictures of his apparent new console. As usual with these things, most people didn’t believe him – until he uploaded a three minute video of him using it. So, if you do want a quick glimpse at what the Switch’s home-screen and OS will look like, go ahead. Just keep in mind, that video is going down quicker than me playing Super Smash Bros.

The most prominent feature is just how slick the new OS is. Unlike Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U, – yes, we can finally say that – navigating the menu is quick; partly thanks to the touch-screen of which this is the first we’ve seen. Other confirmations include the fact that you can create Miis, change the theme of the home screen as well as fiddle with the usual fidelity settings for both the Switch and accompanying TV.

On the other hand, there are a few expected issues – not least for the guy who leaked the thing and can’t even play any games. First, we knew the Switch was going to have problems in the storage department. It seems, straight away, a brand-new console will only have 25.9GB of free space thanks to the storage needed for the OS. Ince you install The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – you know, the one big game everyone is getting at launch – there will only be 12.5GB left.

Simply, you’re going to need to purchase a spare SD card if you want to store anything.

Otherwise, the Nintendo Switch is looking like its going to be pretty good – well, the OS is, we don’t have much else to go on. There’s a nifty lock-screen making it seem more like a fully-fledged mobile device and the UI… sounds nice?

I mean, let’s be honest, if you’re interested in the Nintendo Switch this is relatively fun but doesn’t show us too much. Either way, stay tuned to GameSpew over the coming weeks as the Nintendo Switch’s 3rd March release date slowly approaches. And probably more leaks too.

Ruaraidh - pronounced Roo-Ree - is a Scottish gamer with the name and games to prove it. He enjoys mostly everything, unless it involves exercise, and much prefers to run around inside a good, open-world RPG, being chased across the lands by a horde of monsters after his sweet loot. When he has made his escape, he will often return to the real world to continue playing anything with a good story - indie or otherwise.