Nintendo releases the Nintendo Switch

3rd March 2017
Nintendo releases the Nintendo Switch

On March 3rd 2017, Nintendo released their new video game console, Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch could be used either as a console by plugging into a TV, or as a portable handheld using the built in 6.2-inch screen.

As of September 2023, over 132 million Nintendo Switch units have been sold, making it the third-best-selling game console ever after the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS.

Launch titles for the Nitendo Switch included The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skylanders: Imaginators, and Super Bomberman R.

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