A real con­sole, re­ally mo­bile

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While Mi­crosoft and Sony com­pete to see who can fit more com­put­ing power into their ma­chines and app de­vel­op­ers look for places to cram mi­cro­trans­ac­tions, Nin­tendo has built a sys­tem that bridges the gap be­tween home and on-the-go play. The key to the Switch is a 6.2-inch, ca­pac­i­tive HD touch­screen sand­wiched be­tween a pair of re­mov­able con­trollers. The setup has its own bat­tery and stor­age, so you can play Zelda on your lunch break just like you would in your liv­ing room. Each mo­tion-sen­si­tive Joy-Con can act as an in­de­pen­dent con­troller for im­promptu Mario Kart mul­ti­player bat­tles.

Pho­to­graph by Ted Ca­vanaugh

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