Its already been 5 years since the NX was formally revealed by Nintendo as the Switch on October 20th 2016! The portable console hybrid was polarizing but quickly became popular soon after release the following year. During the initial reveal, fans saw games like Mario Kart 8, Skyrim, NBA 2K18, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a new Mario game (Super Mario Odyssey) being played at home and on the go. Since then, nearly 90 million players have purchased the system for its immense library of 1st party and 3rd party games. The Switch was also the final console Mr. Satoru Iwata worked on at Nintendo before his passing in 2015. His work and legacy helped shape the console for the success it would be today. His interim successor, Tatsumi Kimishima, would take over as President of Nintendo later in 2015. In 2018, Kimishima retired and current President of Nintendo Shuntaro Furukawa would take his place. The Switch continues to gain major games and support with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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