Many were extremely skeptical of the unusual hybrid game console Nintendo Switch , when it was announced at the end of 2016. Externally reminiscent tablet with detachable controllers, the console caused a lot of questions, and in terms of hardware was not able to compete with the powerful PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, in a short period from March to December 2017, it sold more than 10 million boxes around the world, making many experts shocked.
Nintendo Switch is essentially the first device in the gaming industry that allows you to play your favorite games like at home on your TV (using a convenient docking station) and take them with you wherever you go: for a walk, work, travel, and so on. Further. Another undoubted advantage of the console is the possibility to use it as a small TV and joint game of two players, each of which takes in hands one removable controller. In fact, Nintendo managed to combine several devices in one device, and do it as elegantly and inexpensively as possible.
Considering that at the start of sales of Nintendo Switch in March 2017 it cost $ 299, it can be assumed that the Japanese manufacturer will gradually reduce the price in order to remain competitive. But while there is no such need, since Switch is literally swept from the shelves of stores around the world. In Russia there is no special excitement around the console. Historically, in our country: Nintendo games for some unknown reason, many people consider childish, preferring bloody shooters, coming out on older consoles Sony and Microsoft. And very vain.
Nintendo Switch is very versatile in terms of released games for it. Here you and AAA masterpieces like the adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the superb innovative platformer Super Mario Odyssey , and the wonderful arcade race Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , and the unusual fighting game ARMS , and the coolest Japanese RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 I’ll tell her in the very near future in my review). And this I have listed only the hits produced by Nintendo itself. On the console, there are wonderful games of third-party developers like the re-release of LA Noire , the new FIFA, the action series of the Bayonetta series, the new Doom, Wolfenstein and other great projects. And all this you can take with you on the road anywhere!
Nintendo’s management is very proud of its achievements. After all, their previous console Wii U could hardly be called successful. Of the difficulties at the start and the lack of major hits, over the five years of its existence, it sold a modest 13.5 million boxes. Switch has reached the mark of 10 million in just 9 months. Impressive results, is not it? In the Land of the Rising Sun, the prefix is today in such a deficit that people buy lottery tickets to get a chance to buy (!!!) this console. On a first-come-first-serve basis, standing in front of stores is simply useless.
Given that the popularity of the hybrid console with time does not fall, but only grows, together with it, the share price of Nintendo also grows. The company has already told fans that in 2018 they are waiting for a powerful line, consisting of large AAA games and dozens of projects of less rank. Among the already announced games are platformers about Kirby and Yoshi – series, which are very popular among adults and children. Announcements of new games are planned for early 2018. Most likely, Nintendo will tell about his plans right after the New Year holidays.