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Nintendo Switch, a home gaming console with portable powers, is successor to Wii U

Nintendo Switch, a home gaming console with portable powers, is successor to Wii U

The Wii U era is over.

On Thursday morning, Nintendo unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch.

Long code-named the Nintendo NX, the Nintendo Switch is a hybrid of sorts. The system, which will use cartridges rather than discs, will work with television sets. But it also will allow for portable use — a home gaming system that will work in the family room and on the go. 

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operation officer of Nintendo of America.

Nintendo provided a glimpse of the system in action via a trailer, which...

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