The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console developed by Nintendo. It was announced in October 2016 and released worldwide on March 3, 2017. The console is a tablet-like device that can be used as a handheld console or connected to a television screen. The Nintendo Switch uses cartridges for games instead of optical discs like previous Nintendo consoles.
The Nintendo Switch has been met with generally positive reviews from critics. They praised the console's portability and its hybrid nature, but criticized its battery life and lack of features. Sales of the console have been strong, with over 10 million units sold as of September 2018.