Nintendo Switch Emulator Announced for PC

Yesterday, the team behind the Citra 3DS emulator announced their new project. Yuzu, a Nintendo Switch Emulator for PC. The emulator will be able to do, "all of the things you didn't need it to do!." According to the team

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sloth33951245d ago

except being able to play the games outside anywhere you are

badz1491245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

People just wanna play games. Portable or not

WickedLester1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Then they should do the LEGAL thing and buy a Switch!

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WickedLester1245d ago


Get real! You know damn well the vast majority of people who download this will not be Switch owners, but rather low lifes who think they're entitled to something for nothing. White wash it all you want but you know darn well that is the truth! Yeah I'm sure Nintendo is just THRILLED to hear this news.

Imalwaysright1245d ago


That may very well be truth but it will be those people doing something illegal. The emulators themselves aren't illegal.

HollowKnight1245d ago


You do realise those "low lifes" need a $1000 + PC builds to run the Switch emulator.
If they can afford a 1k+ PC they sure can afford a $60 game.

DarkZane1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )


The WiiU emulator didn't take much to run at 1080p. Considering the Switch isn't that much more powerful than the WiiU and that the Switch is actually a glorified nvidia shield, it's gonna be just as easy to run the Switch emulator.

You don't need to buy a $1000+ dollar computer for this. If you're using a computer that is 7-8 years old and have anything other than your default intel video card, you can already run it fine at 1080p.

ABizzel11245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

It was bound to happen, as beneficial as off the shelf products are for fast production, it's also the easiest way for emulators to pop up, and unfortunately as much as Nintendo tries to block it, their systems are easily emulated due to the lack of brute force a PC needs to power it, and the security Nintendo used to block it.

That being said I doubt it'll be fully ready within the next 2 years as far as full scale playability goes, and by then Switch should have a lower-end SKU if Nintendo stick to their handheld routine and be less than $200 making it an easy buy for Nintendo fans, so the impact this has will be diminished to those who had no plan on buying a Switch, but simply wanted to play Switch games, which again you should just buy the device.

I have no problem with emulation so long as you actually purchased the device during its lifecycle.

ABizzel11245d ago


This $1,000 PC thing needs to come to an end. You don't need a $1,000 PC to do anything gaming wise. A $400 Gaming PC and a $500 gaming laptop are more than enough to game well and run emulation. Are they high end, No, but in the case of the gaming PC it's above the base PS4, and the gaming laptop is above Switch but below base XBO.

This $1,000 gaming PC rumor has to stop. You don't need a $1,000 gaming pc to game. With a $100 - $150 GTX 1050 or 1050 TI, that nasty old family computer can instantly turn into a 1080p @ 60fps High settings in nearly every game. If you want to dip your toes into PC gaming this is my recommendation. It's cheap, super easy, and you can sell the GPU and get your money back if you don't like it.

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Fishy Fingers1245d ago

Imagine a future where PCs were portable and could simply sit on your lap...

Old McGroin1245d ago

On top of your lap. What an age that will be.

WickedLester1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Imagine a future where people actually pay for their shit instead of acting like a bunch of entitled parasites.

Big_Game_Hunters1245d ago

you mean without burning it?

Princess_Pilfer1245d ago

Have you never heard of a laptop?

Shiken1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Not nearly as viable as a casual portable console for no where near the price. The laptop argument has always been the weakest attempt of grasping straws I have ever seen.

Fishy Fingers1245d ago

Shiken, believe quite a few people already own a laptop. Don’t think anyone is arguing that you’d buy one purely for an emulator... :/

Shiken1245d ago


But do most people have a laptop that can run current gen games, easily accessible in a public setting, and have enough power to handle the drop in performance after about an hour of play without a power source?

Princess_Pilfer1244d ago

I'mma call bull. There are laptop/tablet things that are intended to be useable with only one hand.They fit in my purse. Unless you're trying to shove the switch in a jacket pocket, there's not much difference.

Nobody is arguing that buying a laptop and emulating a console is cheaper than buying the console. That has exactly 0 bearing on the fact that you can, in fact, have a computer that you can play anywhere.

Also, lots of people already have them for work, or use a laptop as their gaming PC and just plug it into their TV when they're at home. For those people (I'm not one of them) there's no extra investment necessary to have the portability.

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SirCupcakes911245d ago

Yea that's why I believe this really won't hinder the sales of the Switch. People who want the switch will buy the switch for its portability.

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BadBoyC1245d ago

Well that was fast. The console hasn't even been out a year yet..

Ittoittosai1245d ago

Thats what happens when you juat buy someone else tech and jack the price up because you slapped Nintendo on it. The switch is juat a nividia shield period.

bow2yoda1245d ago

@ lttoittosai and its not nintendos fault at all for using inferior security in their consoles???

AnotherProGamer1244d ago

Their 3DS emulator isnt that good so I don't expect their Switch emulator would be much better

StormLegend1245d ago

Wow already? I hope this doesn't mess up sales. These gaming companies need to do something about emulators.
I would hate for any company games to get emulated. All that hard work for nothing when people can just emulate it.
I don't mind them for older games from previous gens before.

nowitzki20041245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Emulators are legal, roms is where it gets complicating.

ONESHOTV21245d ago

oh boo hoo, a triggered Nintendo fan dude emulation isn't illegal roms are and you talk about as if someone couldn't just go to the store and buy a new or a used copy and burn it to their PC and there you have it the way it was meant to be played. you BI-- about emulation but let used games pass as if it's any better find something better to complain about because you lost this argument

vergilxx31245d ago

" you talk about as if someone couldn't just go to the store and buy a new or a used copy and burn it to their PC"

I wonder if anyone has ever done that

SirCupcakes911245d ago

I doubt it will. It's likely to not have the full functions of the Switch. The question is how will they handle the motion control without the joycon itself? only time will tell but the people that will likely use this probably didn't intend to buy a switch to begin with.

LOL_WUT1245d ago

It was done for the WiiU so i dont see why it couldn’t be done for the Switch. Cant wait to see what they’ve come up with ;)

chris2351245d ago

thanks i already got a much more powerful console. no need to waste my time with a subpar emulator emulating subpar hardware. it‘s 2018 for god‘s sake.

ONESHOTV21245d ago

lol what console is that and the last time I checked the switch cannot play the breath of the wild in 4k or 60FPS so what's that about being superior

DwightSchrute011245d ago

Is graphics the only thing that makes a console superior. Lol
Idiot Sony fanboy logic

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