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Nintendo Switch is 5 years old

The Nintendo Switch, the seventh video game console developed by Nintendo, was released worldwide on March 3, 2017, including Hungary.

Nintendo Switch is the first “hybrid” console:

  • It is basically a home console, where the main unit can be docked to connect to TVs
  • The unit can also be used as a tablet via the LCD touch screen except from the dock
  • It can also be put into standalone table mode so that multiple players can play at the same time

The console shipped 2.74 million copies in its release month and has since sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Its name indicates the ability to switch between the main console mode and the portable console, as well as switching when switching from everyday life to relaxation.

The Switch became the fastest-selling console in Nintendo’s history and the fastest-selling console ever in Japan and the United States.



Nintendo Switch sales have been well received by critics The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild It can be linked to a game released at the same time with the console worldwide and has become the fourth best selling game on the Switch with over 14 million copies sold.

The best selling game is Mario Kart 8 DeluxeWhich includes more than 43 million players.

His last game is Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Ultimate EditionIt is one of the three classics Grand Theft Auto IIIAnd the Grand Theft Auto Vice City And the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Includes a revamped version of the games.


There are 3 versions:

  • Nintendo Switch (2017 onwards)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite (from 2019): Smaller, cheaper but only a portable console, can’t be attached to a TV or taken apart, available in a variety of colors
  • Nintendo Switch – OLED model (as of 2021): Larger, more expensive LCD screen replaced by larger 7-inch OLED panel, wired LAN port in new console dock, and twice the storage of the first release
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Source: Wikipedia, Nintendo