The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by NINTENDO. Known in development by its codename NX, it was unveiled in October 2016 and was released in most areas worldwide on March 3, 2017. Nintendo considers the Switch a "hybrid" console: it is designed as a home console, with the main unit inserted onto a docking station to connect to a television. Alternatively, it can be removed from the dock and used similarly to a tablet computer through its LCD touchscreen, or placed in a standalone tabletop mode visible to several players.
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