Nintendo Switch can now play PS1, PSP, N64, DS, GBA games and more

The Nintendo Switch can now emulate a wide variety of consoles including the PS1, PSP, N64, DS, GBA and many more thanks to a new program that was ported to it.

Lakka is a multi-console emultor that has been ported over to the Switch which allows you to play games from 45 different systems. The version releaseD is still in its very early stages of development so bugs and glitches are obviously there. The audio for example doesn’t work, so its probably not ready for a general release.

Check out a brief overview of Lakka below:

The Nintendo Switch was hacked a couple of months ago as hackers found a hardware exploit which unfortunately for Nintendo cannot be patched via a software update. Nintendo is however working hard to remedy the issue, maybe even releasing a hardware revision with the exploit fixed. Nintendo also recently announced that they will be banning hacked Switch consoles that try to go online along with issuing some stern anti-piracy laws.

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The homebrew scene for the Nintendo Switch is on fire nowadays, with many homebrew developers dubbing it the best platform for emulation if done right. The console is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra X1, which is a fairly powerful chip. The aforementioned chip can even run Gamecube games full speed, so its only a matter of software now allowing the Switch to do so much more.

More information on Lakka can be found here.

Danial Arshad Khan

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