The Nintendo Switch Is Four Years Old Today

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Four years ago on March 3, 2017, the Nintendo Switch was launched across the globe. The Wii U had arrived in 2012 but its impressive lineup of launch games ran dry not long after and then it quickly fizzled into obscurity, selling a mere 13.5 million units during its lifetime.

The smaller handheld Nintendo 3DS and its various hardware revisions would hold the fort down while the veteran Japanese company began work on its new gaming hardware, a device that would fuse Nintendo’s best ideas together into a single console. The end result was the Nintendo Switch, which launched with not only a strong library of first and third-party games but also a killer app in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Since then, the Switch has become a haven for all manner of games. Nintendo continues to develop well-received first-party titles for the Switch such as Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Sword/Shield, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons to name but a few. Some of the best games from the Wii U era have also received a second chance on the console that’s equally at home on the streets or in your living room, as Bayonetta 2, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have all found new audiences on the Switch.

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