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Nintendo Switch: The Wii U version 2.0
Historically, Nintendo has been the primary supplier of handheld consoles, a tradition it is hoping to carry forward with its new release, the Nintendo Switch, in March 2017. The ideology of Nintendo focuses primarily on its franchises, with Zelda and Mario being two of its best known titles. The Nintendo Switch is up against very fierce competition with mobile gaming, but with the nostalgia value for parents, the Switch is potentially going to profit from this factor and recuperate some of the losses from the Wii U. The advanced technology from Nintendo permits a total mobile experience and also separates it from competitors’ consoles, namely PlayStation and Xbox.
The new and advanced game controllers each have unique functions which means that the loss of one or both of these controllers could lead to loss of functionality in the system. The complex nature of the charging and docking system and how this functions with screens could prove problematic for Nintendo. It is unclear how fragile the screen is, as it is moving between the dock system and the handheld device; this could potentially lead to dropping the screen which could completely mess up the system. As all the items are required to make the console work to its full functionality, each piece needs to be properly cared for.