Nintendo Switch: Nintendo explains the console’s name
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Nintendo Switch: Nintendo explains the console’s name


Nothing to do with Will Smith, sadly.

Nintendo Dream has recently reported on the origins of the Nintendo Switch’s name.

“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,” a Nintendo representative told the site.

“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.”

We’ll learn more about the Switch in mid-January when Stevivor is granted hands-on access here in Melbourne. Stay tuned for our impressions.

(Don’t get the Will Smith reference? Head here.)

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve Wright, aka Stevivor: A Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, freelance journalist, owner of this very site, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally.