By Destiny

The Nintendo Switch is the most recent Nintendo console that was published in the US March 3, 2017. The price for a brand new Switch is $299.99. It was the seventh major video game console released by Nintendo. The Nintendo Switch came after the Wii U that was previously released, having caused losses due to weak sales. The Nintendo Switch has made up for a significant portion of the Wii U’s losses.

Many of the Nintendo Switch’s sales were tied to the release of the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was the fastest selling home console in history. The Switch can be used as a classic home system, connected to the T.V., or it can be used as a portable tablet-like device.

Many new games were already made before the official release of the Switch. The Switch, unlike other Nintendo consoles, has other game creators besides Nintendo. Some of the more favored games include Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. More games are set to be released later in 2017 and the near future.

The Nintendo Switch can connect to the Internet, but will not have any original social networks, but will be able to share on existing social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Some online features require a paid subscription to access them, such as online multiplayer and voice chat.

The Wii U was released November 18, 2012. It was $300 when it was first released, but there was later a price cut due to poor sales. After the price cut, sales rose almost 200%. I know many people who have a Wii U, and I have bought one recently myself, however; due to its poor sales, it was discontinued January 31, 2017. Wii U games and systems are hard to find unless you go to a pawn shop or video game stores.

The Wii U is like any regular video game remote but with a screen in the middle. The controller is connected to the console wirelessly. You can play games looking at the tv screen or by looking at the screen on the controller. The controller’s screen is even a touchscreen and comes with a stylus.

The Wii U can play Wii games. Many people bought the Wii U to play the Zelda series of games, myself included, because you can play almost half of the Zelda games that have been created thus far. You can play the four new Zelda titles for the Wii U, the four games for the Wii, and you can download most of the classic titles via the Wii U eShop. You can go on the Internet, play games, watch Netflix or Youtube, and talk to people with a social media device called Miiverse.

Miiverse allows you to create a character to look like yourself called a ‘Mii.’ You can share screenshots of your gameplay, draw pictures, and talk to people all over the world. Miiverse will be discontinued and shut down November 8, 2017. It will affect some games that were associated with Miiverse, but they will not be rendered unplayable. Miiverse is being shut down because Nintendo reported people did not use it and used regular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram instead.



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