The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's first real attempt at a hybrid console, releasing worldwide on March 3, 2017. While Nintendo had previously attempted to design a console that could be played differently both at home and on the go with the Virtual Boy, the Switch has a number of key features that make this concept actually work.

There are two main configurations for the Switch: docked and handheld. The former is mainly for TV use, having you slot the screen portion of the console into a proprietary dock to supply power and improve cooling. Handheld meanwhile allows you to play on the go, either with two mini controllers (Joy-Cons) attached, or with the just the screen section and external controllers.

The Joy-Cons each feature "HD rumble" — haptic feedback that can emulate certain sensations — and motion controls. Motion controls in particular were a way to recapture some of the success of the Wii, though the input method ended up being used more sparingly by developers.

As of 2022, the Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time, though it still lags behind their most successful handheld, the Nintendo DS.

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Bayonetta 2 Release Date

Confirmed by Nintendo, Bayonetta 2 will be on shelves October 24th, 2014. Bayonetta 2 is developed by Platinum Games and is exclusive to Wii U and comes packaged with the original Bayonetta for…

August 29, 2014 | 10:49 EDT

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 Review

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 has a lot of the ingredients for something truly impressive but never quite coalesces into anything of that sort. There are a number of good moments, and it ends…

August 29, 2014 | 09:00 EDT


Shovel Knight first month sales breakdown

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August 6, 2014 | 08:32 EDT

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Shovel Knight Review - Retro Fun

We gamers who enjoy a good retro action game are immensely spoiled in today's age, weirdly enough. Over the course of the last console generation, the rise of platforms such as the Xbox Live Arcade…

June 26, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII G-Bike announcement

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June 10, 2014 | 08:35 EDT

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E3 2014- Bayonetta 2

This year Nintendo treated us to a couple of Bayonetta 2 trailers, one showing off the crazy looking new game (boasting all the madness you expect from Bayonetta) and another teasing some Nintendo…

June 10, 2014 | 01:34 EDT

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector's Edition and Release Date Revealed

  Today, CD Projekt RED put out an announcement video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector's Edition. Also, they announced the release date: February 24th, 2015. You can view the video of The…

June 5, 2014 | 06:15 EDT


New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer and Hidden Message

  Today, CD Projekt RED released a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, entitled The Sword of Destiny. The trailer includes some interesting information and glimpses into both the story and…

June 5, 2014 | 05:36 EDT

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Transistor Review - Kill Robots with a Talking Sword

Transistor is Supergiant Games' second game following the wildly successful and critically acclaimed Bastion. Transistor has similar hallmarks as Bastion, what we may now consider the signature…

May 21, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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Child of Light Review

I wish I liked Child of Light more than I do. On the surface it has a lot going for it - beautiful visuals, a wonderful soundtrack and a fun (though pretty basic) combat system - but in the end this…

May 8, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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SteamWorld Dig Review

SteamWorld Dig is a 2D Platformer that has been out for the PC and Nintendo 3DS for a few months now and has received ratings that definitely well deserved. Putting you in the shoes of Rusty, a robot…

March 25, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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The Banner Saga Review

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March 19, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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South Park The Stick of Truth Review

“Skyrim was our model,” Parker said, referring to the most recent Elder Scrolls game. “We wanted to do Skyrim, but in South Park.” But he went further then that—dreaming of making “the next step in…

March 14, 2014 | 06:06 EDT


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed

  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of the most anticipated games of 2014.  In an open letter, CD Projekt Red announced that it has decided to delay the game's release to February 2015.   CD Projekt…

March 12, 2014 | 01:22 EDT


Interview with CD Projekt Red {EXCLUSIVE}

The gaming industry has risen so drastically in popularity over the past decade that game studio developers need big budget publishing companies to help fund and advertise their games. EA (Electronic…

March 12, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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Earth Defense Force 2025 Review

Giant Insects! Killer robots from outer space!  Cheesy voice acting!  These terms on their own may have you thinking of B-movies, and you’re not too far off. Earth Defense Force 2025 is a quirky…

March 6, 2014 | 10:00 EST

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 Review

The first episode of season two of The Walking Dead was mainly concerned with setting the stage. It showcased a number of technical improvements over the last season but was focused on setting things…

March 6, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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A Hat In Time is Already a Compelling Platformer

Sometime last year, a game called A Hat in Time on Kickstarter was brought to my attention that checked off a whole bunch of boxes in the “What Seth Looks For In A Game” list. It promised to be a…

February 26, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

What would you kill for? This is one of the questions that drive the narrative of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. A scary conceit that makes for an entertaining story. This narrative, combined with…

February 17, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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PS Plus Instant Collection - Payday 2 Free Today

Every week, Playstation Plus Members receive a new free game to add to their Instant Game Collection on their Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita as part of being a member. As a Playstation Plus…

February 11, 2014 | 10:00 EST

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Outlast Review

You're in a pitch-black corridor, with only the night vision mode of your camera to help you see, but suddenly you realize your power supply is running low. You search the surrounding area…

February 7, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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Most Anticipated Games of 2014 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt of Rivia is back, and better than ever in CDProjekt RED's upcoming third installment of The Witcher series. They took the PC world by storm with the original and finally made it to home…

January 13, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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République Review

I was excited to try République for the iPad since it uses a unique type of gameplay that I haven’t seen anywhere else. When I first got started in the game, I was immediately presented with an…

January 6, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review

Many Nintendo fans have been wanting a Zelda game to come to the mobile platform for a long time, which, although unlikely to happen, many developers are certainly willing to try and fulfill.…

December 4, 2013 | 09:00 EST

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Saints Row 4 Review

It's hard not to get caught up in Saints Row 4, it's the kind of game where you notice all the faults but are still completely won over. This is due to an infectious enthusiasm that permeates the…

November 28, 2013 | 09:00 EST