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It is a "hybrid" console, meaning that it can be inserted into a docking station, which will be connected to a television, then be removed from the docking station to be used as a handheld gaming device or it can be placed in a tabletop mode. It uses controllers called Joy-Cons that attach to both sides of the console when in handheld mode, or can be attached to a grip when in docked television mode. There are buttons on the Joy-Cons that are used to control the system. Inside the Joy-Cons there are many features such as HD rumble, which is an advanced vibration feature. There is an infrared sensor on the bottom of the right Joy-Con which can be used in a way similar to the Nintendo Wii's sensors.
History[change | change source]
Before blossoming as the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's followup to the Wii U was called NX, as in Project NX. Not much about it was known until it was invented in September/October of 2016 by the man known as N, or Mo Jaffar: It was N / Mo Jaffar who first suggested the NX in January of 2014, the same time period during which he envisioned Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Go and Project Loon.
In July 2019, it was announced that the Nintendo Switch had sold over 36 million units worldwide.
References[change | change source]
- Bankhurst, Adam (30 July 2019). "Nintendo Switch Has Sold 36.8 Million Units Worldwide, Super Mario Maker 2 Sold Over 2.4 Million Units in 3 Days". IGN. Retrieved 30 August 2019.