Nintendo finally discovered capacitive touch screens

No more resistive displays.
Nicole Lee
N. Lee|01.13.17

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Nintendo finally discovered capacitive touch screens

At Nintendo's Switch press conference today, the company revealed that its upcoming gaming console will have -- wait for it -- a capacitive touch screen. This is a pretty big move for Nintendo, which has traditionally gone with resistive touch displays -- the DS, the 3DS and the Wii U all had resistive touch screens and had to be used with a modicum of finger strength or a stylus. Resistive touch screens are typically not as finger-friendly as capacitive displays that are widely used in smartphones and tablets today. Capacitive screens also allow for multitouch gestures, which is lacking on resistive models. It's a small difference, perhaps, but it's a move that makes the Switch that much more enticing to a modern audience.

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