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Here’s Our First Look at the Nintendo Switch UI

It has been a day of dashing to preorder the Nintendo Switch after last night’s presentation that revealed its price of $300, release date of March 3rd, and a whole lot more.

One thing we didn’t see too much of was the system’s UI, but we have our first clear look by way of this morning’s Treehouse stream, check it out.


When breaking down what we see above, the UI in the switch might be pretty barebones compared to Nintendo’s last few consoles. The most prominent element is the stream of tiles that most likely represent the last order in which you played those games.Below the tiles are a row of circles that are likely shortcuts to other apps on the system. From right to left,

Below the tiles are a row of circles that are likely shortcuts to other apps on the system. From right to left, here are our best guesses: messaging, digital store, share feature, controller settings, general settings, and power. With the exception of “share feature,” those guesses seem pretty likely. In the top left, we see what we think is an icon for the player’s profile.

On the top right, we see the standard mobile device indicators for time, airplane mode, and power. Bottom left shows us what seems to be the status of the connected Joycons. Rounding out the UI are some button indicators in the bottom right.

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