GAM­ING GAGA

India Today - - LEISURE -

It’s not clear yet whether the NIN­TENDO SWITCH, an iPad Min­i­sized tablet that comes with a dock that con­verts it to a gam­ing con­sole, will be able to match the orig­i­nal 1985 NIN­TENDO EN­TER­TAIN­MENT SYS­TEM—which still sells on eBay for hun­dreds or even thou­sands of dol­lars.

NIN­TENDO’S orig­i­nal sys­tem was ar­guably the great­est home gam­ing con­sole of all time. It was so pop­u­lar that it crushed sales fig­ures for the then­pop­u­lar Com­modore-64 per­sonal com­puter THE SWITCH will not sup­port video stream­ing, or al­low users to play Nin­tendo’s Wii, Wii U, or 3DS games. Can it nev­er­the­less fight off com­pe­ti­tion from tablets and phones?

SU­PER MARIO RUN

clocked over 40 mil­lion down­loads within four days of be­ing launched for iOS sys­tems. Re­port­edly, an An­droid friendly ver­sion of the game is to be re­leased in March

SU­PER MARIO BROS

held the ti­tle for bestselling game of all time on a sin­gle con­sole for 30 years. In that time, it had seen sales of over 40 mil­lion units. It was re­leased as a se­quel to the 1983 Mario Bros

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