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The Nintendo Switch is the first ever hybrid video game console created by Nintendo. It serves as the seventh and current home console for the company, succeeding the Wii U.

The Nintendo Switch functions as a hybrid home and handheld console, as it can be played at home and on the go with its numerous play styles. The Nintendo Switch was unveiled on 20 October 2016 and released worldwide on 3 March 2017. In 2019, Nintendo announced the "Lite" model of the console which was released on 20 September 2019. In 2021, Nintendo announced an "OLED" model, which was released on 8 October 2021.

Overview[]

Development[]

The Nintendo Switch began development in 2013[10] in an attempt to bring back sales to Nintendo after lackluster success with the Wii U and marketing competition from mobile gaming. Revealed to the public on 20 October 2016,[11] the Nintendo Switch was stated to not be "the successor to the Wii U nor to the Nintendo 3DS",[12] but as the system was nearing to its release date, the Wii U's production cycle ended on January 2017.

Before the system was officially unveiled, Sonic Forces was slated to release on the system when it was still under its codename, the "NX". Thus, Sonic Forces was one of the first titles to be announced for the system.

Hardware[]

The Nintendo Switch acts as a hybrid home and handheld console. As a "home" console, the system itself can be docked on the Nintendo Switch Dock, where it can connect to a TV. However, the system can be taken out of the Dock and be used as a handheld device, with or without the Joy-Cons (the controllers of the system) attached. The Joy-Cons can be attached to the system itself, or inserted into the Joy-Con Grip, where they can serve as a traditional controller. The Joy-Cons can also be held separately, can also either be used horizontally or vertically, and supports motion controls, much like the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

Games[]

Sonic series[]

SonicMania Switch
Sonic Mania
SFSwitchCoverUS
Sonic Forces
SFBonusCoverSwitch
Sonic Forces: Bonus Edition
ForcesPuyoTetrisPack Pegi
2 Hits Pack: Sonic Forces / Puyo Puyo Tetris
SonicManiaPlusSwitchUSHolo
Sonic Mania Plus
SegaAgesSonic1 Switch UK Icon
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog
(digital only)
ForcesManiaPlusPack PG
Sonic Forces & Sonic Mania Plus Double Pack
TeamSonicRacing Switch US
Team Sonic Racing
Sega Ages Sonic 2 icon
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
(digital only)
Mania+TSR double pack Switch
Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack
SCU NS EU
Sonic Colors: Ultimate
TSR30thEditionNS
Team Sonic Racing: 30th Anniversary Edition
SO icon Switch
Sonic Origins
Frontiers Switch NA Cover
Sonic Frontiers
Sonic Origins + Nintendo Switch Box Art
Sonic Origins Plus
SonicSuperstarsNintendoSwitch
Sonic Superstars
SXSG Switch NA
Sonic X Shadow Generations

Sega Genesis - Nintendo Switch Online[]

Sonic2-cover
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Dr-Robotniks-Mean-Bean-Machine-Genesis-US-Box-Art
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Sonic-spinball-usa
Sonic Spinball
Flicky-mdus
Flicky

Other[]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SEGA Genesis Classics - Nintendo Switch
Sega Genesis Classics
Mario&Sonic2020US
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Accessories[]

PDP FightPadSonic Packaging
Wired Fight Pad Pro - Sonic
Numskull Switch case
Case by Numskull Designs
HORI Switch Split Pad Pro Sonic
Split Pad Pro by HORI
Nintendo Switch Wireless HORIPAD (Sonic) Pro Controller
Wireless HORIPAD Pro Controller by HORI
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller (Sonic)
Enhanced Wired Controller by PowerA
PowerA Protection Case Peel Out
Protection Case - Sonic Peel Out by PowerA
Switch Ergonomic Controller
Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode by HORI
PowerA TriFold Game Card Holder Switch
TriFold Game Card Holder by PowerA

Trivia[]

  • The Switch was the first home console to store physical games on cartridges as the main format in 20 years; the last cartridge-based home console before it was the Nintendo 64, released in 1996.
  • The Switch is Nintendo's first region-free home console, and their first fully region-free system since the Nintendo DS, released in 2004.
    • The Nintendo eShop from other regions can also be accessed, however, the user will need to make an account that corresponds to the eShop's region (i.e. European account for European eShop).
  • The phrase "THANKS2 ALLGAMEFANS!" can be found written on the Pro Controller's motherboard, just above the button for the right analog stick. The message is viewable by holding down the right analog stick and peering through the transparent plastic in the surrounding socket.
  • Currently, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the only Sonic the Hedgehog game on Nintendo Switch to support motion controls.
  • None of the Switch releases of multi-platform 3D Sonic titles (Sonic Forces, Team Sonic Racing, Sonic Colors: Ultimate, and Sonic Frontiers) support 60 FPS; they all run at 30 FPS.
  • A Switch was featured in "The Flames of Disaster" and "What Happens in Reno, Stays in Reno", from Knuckles, where Susie Barnes is shown playing on her Nintendo Switch in Jack Sinclair's limocine.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nintendo reveals Switch price and date. BBC News (13 January 2017). Retrieved on 4 October 2018.
  2. Graft, Kris (12 January 2017). Nintendo Switch official launch price, release date announced. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 4 October 2018.
  3. Nintendo Switch Console with Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con. Best Buy. Retrieved on 26 February 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Vjestica, Adam (2 December 2021). Nintendo Switch OLED review. Tech Radar. Retrieved on 26 February 2022.
  5. Dwi Prihadi, Susetyo (4 March 2017). Nintendo Switch Masuk ke Indonesia Dipatok Mulai Rp 6 Juta (Bahasa Indonesia). CNN Indonesia. Retrieved on 4 October 2018.
  6. Nintendo Switch Lite - Turquoise. Best Buy. Retrieved on 26 February 2022.
  7. Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console - Neon Red/Blue. Best Buy. Retrieved on 26 February 2022.
  8. Reynolds, Ollie (10 May 2022). Nintendo Switch Has Now Sold Over 107 Million Units. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 31 May 2022.
  9. Porter, Jon (24 November 2017). Nintendo Switch Battery Life Tested: How long will it last?. TechRadar. Retrieved on 6 March 2018.
  10. ; Amano, Takashi Nintendo's Big Switch: Q&A With President Tatsumi Kimishima. Bloomberg Technology (27 October 2016). Retrieved on 21 September 2017. "Tatsumi Kimishima: Three years ago, all of us together — [Satoru Iwata], Genyo Takeda (technology head) and Shigeru Miyamoto (creative head) — created a plan to revitalize our business, which included smart devices, our new hardware and maximizing our intellectual property"
  11. First Look at Nintendo Switch. Nintendo (20 October 2016). Retrieved on 20 September 2017.
  12. Arif, Shabana (16 May 2016). Nintendo NX "is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS". VG24/7. Retrieved on 20 September 2017.

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