Nin­tendo hop­ing to en­tice ca­sual gamers with Switch

Hy­brid game ma­chine is a con­sole at home and tablet on the go.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - Nin­tendo

With three kids and con­stant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world ad­ven­ture game like “The Leg­end of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” any­where, any­time.

After he heard about the Nin­tendo Switch, a hy­brid game ma­chine that works as both a con­sole at home and a tablet on the go, Hussey or­dered one in January even though it wouldn’t ar­rive un­til Fri­day, when Nin­tendo’s lat­est game ma­chine de­buted.

Nin­tendo will need lots of tra­di­tional gamers like Hussey to re­deem it­self as a con­sole maker, after be­ing eclipsed by Mi­crosoft and Sony in the game-con­sole wars. But Nin­tendo will also need lots of ca­sual gamers who


A worker at Bic Cam­era, an elec­tron­ics re­tailer, sells Nin­tendo’s new­est com­puter game, Switch, on Fri­day in Tokyo. Nin­tendo fore­casts first-month sales of 2 mil­lion units.

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