It's been a while since Nintendo launched the monster hit that was the Wii. Can the company innovate on that scale again? Perhaps—their forthcoming Switch looks promising. While the Wii was designed to get couch-sitting players up on their feet, the Switch is designed for those who are out and about. Take a look:
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I'm digging the physical design. Sliding the unit into the dock recalls, whether accidentally or intentionally, the act of plugging cartridges into the first home gaming consoles from the '70s. The neatly removable controllers are notable because, unlike smartphone games where a lone user stares into a lone screen, the Switch's dual controllers imply companionship and sociable behavior.