Well if you watched the Fallon show that Miyamoto and Reggie went to, they were able to play Zelda in standard Handheld Mode with the default configuration, which makes me think you can also play with a standard controller.
Also, regarding specs, the Switch is 99% Maxwell Tegra x1 for two reasons: One, according to Eurogamer it achieves up to a 768MHz GPU clock, and that's exactly the same as the Shield TV with the Tegra X1, as revealed by someone who knew what they were doing. Two, the battery life just doesn't scream "Pascal!!!"
However, here is what matters: if recent reports are to be believed, it plays Mario Kart 8 when docked at 1080p, and Zelda when docked at 900p, while the Wii U is going to do both at only 720p. That's pretty good.
Anyone else worried that the top franchise game (Mario) won't be released until the holiday season?
I can't remember where I read this now, but I seem to remember having read that Mario Odysee would be a September release. Makes sense for them to have titles coming out in the months just before xmas, as that's when alot of people will be shopping. So they'll most likely do well from both the people who will be getting consoles for xmas, and also from people who already own the console and will be wanting this game for xmas. (Hopefully it's sooner rather than later though, as I'm really looking forward to this game!). Have pre-ordered it on Amazon already though (as they don't actually charge your card until they dispatch it), so for me this seemed the best way to make sure I get one the moment it comes out! (and saves me having to frantically check like the sleep depraved addict that I know I'd be, screaming "are we nearly there yet" like some 4 year old in the back seat. (...okay, admittedly I'll probably still be thinking this!)Nintendo needs a big title for the holiday season Mario is that title. If they can release Mario in October they will capture a big portion of the holiday gaming purchases and sell a bunch of systems to boot.