Respected publication TIME has revealed what they think are the top 25 inventions of the year and the well-received Nintendo Switch has proudly gained a place on the list. Nintendo has seemed to of struck a chord with consumers as Nintendo themselves have addressed the popularity by pledging a drastic hike in production to cater for the increasing demand. With a great launch back in March, and a steady flow of quality software for us fans to enjoy, the future of the platform is looking promising. Here’s what TIME had to say about Nintendo’s latest console.
“When you have a great game, that moment of disappointment is when you have to stop playing,”says Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America. And so, with the Nintendo Switch, you don’t have to. In one form, it’s a handheld tablet, allowing a single user to game on the go. In another, two controllers slide off from the sides, allowing multiple users to get in on the action. Once they get home, they can slide that tablet into a docking station and continue playing on a legitimate home console. Gamers seem to like the flexibility: Nintendo has sold 7.63 million Switches since its March debut; it’s expected to surpass the company’s previous console, the Wii U, by the end of its fiscal year. —Lisa Eadicicc