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Review: The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s long-awaited Switch console has arrived, alongside the even more long-awaited New Zelda. The Switch combines the convenience of a handheld with the power of a home console — or at least, that’s the pitch. And while the two roles make considerable compromises in order to accommodate one another, the result may be said to be more than the sum of its (many) parts. Or at least it could be once a few games come out.

At a glance

  • 6.2″ capacitive 720p touchscreen
  • 2 removable wireless controllers
  • Dock with HDMI out for “console mode”
  • 32GB of storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • $299; available for preorder today, launches March 3