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On March 3, 2017, Nintendo released a strange new device called Switch. Part of the home console and part of the portable gaming device, the Switch created a new category for gaming hardware, and has become the company's best selling device. In less than 12 months, it is already more popular than its predecessor, the Wii U
Since its debut, the Switch has become home to some of the company's best games, from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2. Meanwhile, top third-party developers like Bethesda and Rockstar have climbed aboard. , and the Switch has also become an increasingly important destination for independent games. And the future looks bright, with new Pokémon and Metroid games also on the way.
A year after its launch, we reviewed how Nintendo's big bet on the Switch has influenced the company and games in general, and why the device has become a huge success.