The Nintendo Switch has finally made its worldwide debut. Nintendo’s latest system isn’t just the company’s newest piece of hardware, but it’s release marks the creation of an entirely new category of systems: the hybrid console. Functioning as both a home console and portable system, the Switch is set to appeal to the masses not by means of wowing them with cutting-edge graphics, but by offering a completely unique experience: being able to play home console quality titles any and everywhere. This exciting new prospect has made Nintendo’s investors hopeful.
The Financial Times has reported that Nintendo shares rose by 4% at a value of ¥23,795 after the Switch officially launched. This rise has boosted Nintendo up enough to now be among the top performers in Japan’s Topix index. Looks like they have high expectations for the system!
No doubt, the next few days are going to be very interesting. As sales numbers from different regions pour in, we’ll get our first true indication as to how successful the Switch is going to be. And of course, the one who will be paying the most attention is Nintendo itself.