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Nintendo Explains Why They Called Their Next System The Switch

Nintendo has explained the reasoning behind the Switch name in the latest edition of Japanese publication Nintendo Dream. The company also told the magazine why they chose the direction of the highly viewed Nintendo Switch reveal teaser trailer.

“We decided that this name would be the best fit for our product for two reasons. It represents one of the defining features of the Switch, the ability to seamlessly ‘switch’ between the TV screen and Switch’s screen, while also embodying the idea of being a ‘switch’ that will flip, and change the way people experience entertainment in their daily lives.”

“We wanted to show people just how much of an enjoyable difference it will make in their entertainment experiences, by having them see and hear for themselves what it can do in an easy-to-digest manner. It allows people to enjoy a home console experience not only in front of a TV, but in rooms with no TV, or outside altogether. And because the controllers are detachable from the main body of the console, each of its forms offer different play experiences for people to enjoy.”

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53 comments

    1. they said that they will not tie it to the wii brand cuz wii u, while it flopped it had amazing 1st and 2nd party games with a few excellent 3rd party games and ports.

  1. While it’ll take a lot more to convince me that Nintendo actually understands the marked, the Switch reveal was definitely a big step in the right direction! Such a great reveal trailer

          1. It is not known. It has never been known to anyone but Iwata. That came from Kim is him ‘ s mouth.

  2. Idk why people even care, it’s just dumb … I loved the Wii name … This could have been the super WiiU these generation of gamers is the worst, but what ever.

    1. I agree… Wii U, I don’t understand what that is, is it different from the Wii?!? The name confuses me too much! Now I’m going back to my PlayStation 4 that I fully understand isn’t a PlayStation 3…kids! Anyone who couldn’t figure out “quickly” that the Wii U was the next generation system from Nintendo and a HD replacement for the Wii was a complete idiot!

  3. I’m just glad they left the Wii name behind. It was a weak name that would’ve held this system back sales wise. Marketing is important

      1. They should of just gave us a console with the pro controller they showed. I’ll never use the joy con controller of the screen on the tablet. This only benefits you if you’re interested in portable gaming. Its a kick in the balls to console only players. Thats nothing new to them though. Just look at the wii u.

        1. IDIOT OW IS JOYCON A KICK ITS A EVOLUTION YOU FAKE GAMER

          REAL GAMAERS GYRO MOUSE AIM AND POINTER MOUSE AIM SECOND ANALOG STICK IS FOR FAAAGGGGUUURRRTS AND SONY PONYS

          JON CONS BRING TOGETHER A PRO PAD AND WIII RERMOTE CHUCK EXPERIENCE TRY GETTING INTO THE YR 2016 YOUR 90S OPINION IS LOL CRAZY

          ID LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT FPS ME WITH A DUALSHOCK WHEN IM HANDS APART GYRO MOUSE AIMING WITH JOYCONS

          SHUT UP YOU IDIOT

        1. You honestly are joking for the lolz?!?

          You must have a bunch of mates around drinking and laughing and thought to yourself “guys watch me bleep some ppl off by saying something sooooo retarded that they look at the screen as if they’re watching two old people wrestle covered in mayonnaise!

          In other words let me simplify why we think your a tad slow…… IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY PORTABLE STYLE THEN LEAVE IT DOCKED!!!!!!

          You have the best of both world, use em as you see fit!!

            1. Coming from the individual who would like 2 separate devices to play games when he has the option of 2 in 1?

              Your logic or lack of is actually scaring me because we are the ‘new’ generation and you’re making us look bad.

              The funny thing is… I would bet my left nut that when you’re immersed in a game and the dreaded number 2 comes a callin’ i bet you would use the ‘portable’ side to the switch. Just know that when you do….. you have officially signed yourself off as a glorified troll wannabe and from that point should give up on commenting.

              Adios.

                1. OK, i’ll end this pointless your court my court rubbish.

                  It will be released say March, you have two options… buy it with the ‘forced’ portable side of things included.

                  or

                  Don’t!!!

                  Either way your pointless opinions will be invalid, and millions of intelligent others who purchase it will know that he/she can chose to play it however they see fit…. one price included.

                  Game, set and match.

        2. It is just a home console that can be portable. It will have home console games only. What about this you do not understand. You can have a home console experience on the go or you can have just TV gameplay. It is not a handheld just a small form format with an additional part included(the docking station ).

            1. I read it. You complained about a home console being portable. You complained about a regular controller not being more of a regular controller. You complained about a system not being traditional so you don’t have to adjust to change. Did I miss anything?

      1. At this point, I think it’s safe to assume he’s a troll. Then again, it’s highly possible he really is this stupid. @.@

    1. This whiny little bitch is still at it!? (And some people on here have called me whiny? Hahaha!)

      Tell me, bro. Do you use everything on the device you are using to get on this website? If not, you should get rid of it & never buy another one again since it will ALWAYS have things on it you may NEVER use. At this point, I think it’s safe to assume you’re a troll since you don’t see to listen to any logic thrown your way.

  4. This was the first console since the original Wii that didn’t need any explanation for me. The reason for the name is pretty obvious. But…..I still think the Gamecube was the very best console name. It describes perfectly what it is.

  5. he should have said
    a) “we called it the switch because it’s going to be going from your wallet to our bank”
    b) ” we called it switch because you are going to make the switch from your ps4/xbox to the nintendo switch.

  6. I like the name “Switch ” its easier to find a rhyme to go with Grunty the rhyming witch. Now hurry Klungo and throw that pitch. But if you hit me, then I’ll make you cry like a little itch. Catch my drift?

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