On this day five years ago, Nintendo officially revealed their innovative hybrid console – the Nintendo Switch!
Indeed, 20 October 2016 was the first time that gaming fans would learn about the new system (originally codenamed “Nintendo NX”) – which would be able to function seamlessly as both a handheld and a home console. In fact, the official trailer that showed off how flexible the Switch would be is below:
Obviously, this novel concept would strike a chord with gamers worldwide – catapulting the system to massive popularity. The Switch would go on to be the market leader in the US for a whopping 33 months, with most of Nintendo’s first-party titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons going on to sell millions of copies in no time. New variations of the system such as the Switch Lite and Switch (OLED Model)
It’s almost hard to believe that 5 years have passed since the Switch’s explosive reveal. Here’s to more successful years for Nintendo’s hybrid console!