It's either one or the other

One of the questions raised when the Nintendo Switch was announced was if the console would have some sort of dual screen mode. In the reveal trailer, users could be seen switching between the tablet and TV screen, but they weren't shown using both at once in a manner reminiscent of the Wii U. There was a possibility that Nintendo was simply choosing not to show the feature at the time, but it's now been made clear that Nintendo Switch will be a single screen device, full stop.

Polygon recently reached out to Nintendo for clarification over this question and received this response:

Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience, on whatever screen you might choose.

Obviously, Off-TV Play will still feature here – that's the whole point of the console – but it seems that you can kiss those GamePad inventories and maps goodbye. Some may be disappointed to hear this, as the second screen aspect did add to the gameplay experience in many cases, but clearly Nintendo wants to focus on a more conventional approach here.

What do you think? Will you miss the second screen? What do you think were some of the best applications of the idea? Share your thoughts in the comments below.