Nintendo Switch Makes TIME’s 25 Best Inventions Of 2017
Every year TIME magazine considers hundred of inventions from around the world to create their top 25 unranked list. This year the Nintendo Switch made the cut! It’s a gaming console that lets you play anywhere. According to TIME:
“When you have a great game, that moment of disappointment is when you have to stop playing,”says Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America. And so, with the Nintendo Switch, you don’t have to. In one form, it’s a handheld tablet, allowing a single user to game on the go. In another, two controllers slide off from the sides, allowing multiple users to get in on the action. Once they get home, they can slide that tablet into a docking station and continue playing on a legitimate home console. Gamers seem to like the flexibility: Nintendo has sold 7.63 million Switches since its March debut; it’s expected to surpass the company’s previous console, the Wii U, by the end of its fiscal year. —Lisa Eadicicco
Other inventions that made this year list are top-sellers like the iPhone X and the Tesla Model 3. Halo ice cream, fidget spinners, and the Tasty One Top (an induction cooktop that uses a smartphone app with recipes to cook the perfect meal) are some of the other notable items on the list.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.