Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch, commonly abbreviated as the Switch, is a video game console developed by Nintendo and was released on March 3, 2017.wikipedia
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Wii Remote

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They can also connect to a Grip accessory to provide a traditional home console gamepad form, or be used individually in the hand like the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, supporting local multiplayer modes.
The Wii Remote was eventually succeeded by the more advanced Joy-Con controllers of the Nintendo Switch.

Joy-Con

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Its wireless Joy-Con controllers, which include standard buttons and directional analog sticks for user input, motion sensing, and high-definition tactile feedback, can attach to both sides of the console to support handheld-style play.
Joy-Con are the primary controllers of the Nintendo Switch video game console.

Xbox One

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The Nintendo Switch competes on the console gaming market with contemporaries being Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.
The Xbox One line mainly competes against consoles such as Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.

Docking station

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In the home console mode, the main unit is inserted onto a docking station to connect to a television screen or monitor.
This technology is also used on the Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console.

PlayStation 4

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The Nintendo Switch competes on the console gaming market with contemporaries being Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.
It competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.

Nintendo eShop

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Nintendo Switch games and software are available on both physical flash-based ROM cartridges and digital distribution via Nintendo eShop; the system does not use region locking.
The Nintendo eShop is a digital distribution service powered by the Nintendo Network for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by a dedicated online infrastructure for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Switch sales have been strongly tied to sales of Nintendo's first-party titles, with five games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokémon: Let's Go having sold over ten million units each.
An entry in the longrunning The Legend of Zelda series, it was released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017.

Super Mario Odyssey

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Switch sales have been strongly tied to sales of Nintendo's first-party titles, with five games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokémon: Let's Go having sold over ten million units each.
Super Mario Odyssey is a platform game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017.

Wii U

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Known in development by its codename NX, the concept of the Switch came about as Nintendo's reaction to several quarters of financial losses into 2014, attributed to poor sales of its previous console, the Wii U, and market competition from mobile gaming.
On March 3, 2017, Nintendo released a new console, the Nintendo Switch, although the Wii U was noted for pioneering several concepts that were refined in the Switch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Switch sales have been strongly tied to sales of Nintendo's first-party titles, with five games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokémon: Let's Go having sold over ten million units each.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Switch sales have been strongly tied to sales of Nintendo's first-party titles, with five games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokémon: Let's Go having sold over ten million units each.
(ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・ポケットモンスター Let's Go! イーブイ) are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

Video game developer

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As the Wii U had struggled to gain external support, leaving it with a weak software library, Nintendo preemptively sought the support of many third-party developers and publishers to help build out the Switch's game library alongside Nintendo's own first-party titles, including many independent video game studios.
A developer may specialize in a certain video game console (such as Nintendo's Nintendo Switch, Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4), or may develop for a number of systems (including personal computers and mobile devices).

Wii

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Nintendo had seen record revenues, net sales and profits in 2009 as a result of the release of the Wii and Nintendo DS in 2006 and 2004 respectively, but in Nintendo's subsequent years, its revenues had declined.
The Wii's successor, the Wii U, was also marketed without Nintendo in its name, although its successor, the Nintendo Switch, brought back the Nintendo name in marketing.

Indie game

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As the Wii U had struggled to gain external support, leaving it with a weak software library, Nintendo preemptively sought the support of many third-party developers and publishers to help build out the Switch's game library alongside Nintendo's own first-party titles, including many independent video game studios.
Minecraft, for example, on Nintendo Switch is both an indie title and a third party title.

1-2-Switch

In some cases, games for the Switch are designed to encourage social interactions in groups, such as 1-2-Switch which requires players to look face-to-face rather than at the screen.
1-2-Switch is a party game developed and published by Nintendo as a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, which was released worldwide on March 3, 2017.

Regional lockout

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Nintendo Switch games and software are available on both physical flash-based ROM cartridges and digital distribution via Nintendo eShop; the system does not use region locking.
The Nintendo Switch is region-free.

Pokémon

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Set to the Imagine Dragons song "Believer", the ad showcased the various play modes with the Switch and its launch titles, particularly Breath of the Wild, and upcoming releases; while an ad to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokémon was broadcast the previous year during Super Bowl 50, this ad was paid for by The Pokémon Company and not by Nintendo.
The latest games in the main series, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, were released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.

Amiibo

Joy-Con R contains an NFC reader, allowing functionality with Nintendo's Amiibo line.
It consists of a wireless communications and storage protocol, for connecting toys to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch video game consoles.

Home video game console

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Although it is a hybrid console, Fils-Aimé stated that the Switch is "a home console that you can take with you on the go".
Nintendo discontinued production of the Wii U in January 2017, and released a new "hybrid" console, the Nintendo Switch, in March 2017.

Nintendo 3DS

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Kimishima stated that when Nintendo was evaluating what new hardware they wanted to produce, they "didn't just want a successor" to either the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but instead asked "what kind of new experience can we create?"
Nintendo officially announced their next home console, the Nintendo Switch, in October 2016 and with worldwide release in March 2017.

Super Mario Party

Another example is Super Mario Party, which does not support Handheld Mode.
An entry in the Mario Party series, it was released for Nintendo Switch on 5 October 2018 and sold 1.5 million copies by the end of the month, making it one of the system's best-selling games.

Believer (Imagine Dragons song)

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Set to the Imagine Dragons song "Believer", the ad showcased the various play modes with the Switch and its launch titles, particularly Breath of the Wild, and upcoming releases; while an ad to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokémon was broadcast the previous year during Super Bowl 50, this ad was paid for by The Pokémon Company and not by Nintendo.
The song played heavily on advertisements such as for Nintendo's Nintendo Switch and various movie trailers and television shows.

Splatoon 2

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In April 2017, Nintendo introduced neon yellow Joy-Con, which launched alongside Arms on June 16, 2017, as well as neon green, and neon pink Joy-Con, which launched alongside Splatoon 2 on July 21, 2017 in Japan and Europe and on September 8, 2017 in North America.
Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo

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The Nintendo Switch, commonly abbreviated as the Switch, is a video game console developed by Nintendo and was released on March 3, 2017.
On 20 October 2016, Nintendo released a preview trailer about the NX, revealing the official name to be the Nintendo Switch.

Arms (video game)

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In April 2017, Nintendo introduced neon yellow Joy-Con, which launched alongside Arms on June 16, 2017, as well as neon green, and neon pink Joy-Con, which launched alongside Splatoon 2 on July 21, 2017 in Japan and Europe and on September 8, 2017 in North America.
Arms (stylized as ARMS) is a fighting game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, which released worldwide on June 16, 2017.