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TIME Awards Nintendo Switch Best Gadget & Zelda Best Game Of 2017

It appears that TIME is in love with Nintendo this year! But, then again, aren’t we all? What an amazing year it has been for Switch owners! After making TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of 2017, the Nintendo Switch has topped its Top 10 Gadgets of 2017 – beating out the likes of the iPhone X, Xbox One X, and the Apple Watch 3. They go on to say:


For about as long as game consoles have existed, players have had to choose between gaming in front of a TV or holding a tiny screen in their hands while out and about. Not so with the Nintendo Switch, the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment. The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. That “play anywhere, anytime” approach, combined with a stellar games roster, from the recently launched Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, makes the Switch a true knockout.


But, that’s not all! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has earned the number one spot for Game of the Year! This game is on the lips of everyone’s top games list for 2017. For many it’s difficult to choose between Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey, which just so happened to land in second place on TIME’s list. The full top 10 games list from them include:


10. Destiny 2

9. Horizon Zero Dawn

8. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

7. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

6. Cuphead

5. Persona 5

4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

3. What Remains of Edith Finch

2. Super Mario Odyssey

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Way to go Nintendo! Let’s hope 2018 is filled with just as many entertaining surprises.



[Sources: TIME’s Top 10 Gadgets & TIME’s Top 10 Games]


Craig Majaski

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.

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