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Nintendo has a new game console called ‘Switch’ — here’s how its past consoles have fared

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More Charts   Nintendo has a new gaming console.

It s called the Switch, and true to its name, it can alternate between a device you play on your TV and a device you play on the road.

While we have few details on how much it ll cost, how well it ll perform, and what games it ll launch with, it s already making the gaming world very excited.That s good for Nintendo, since, as this chart from Statista shows, the company s latest consoles haven t done so hot.

The most recent Wii U has long been a bomb, and while the current 3DS handheld has been fine, it hasn t driven the kind of sales as the DS before it.So far, the Switch looks to be avoiding the mistakes of the predecessor, whose tablet controller always felt a bit half-baked, and whose name often confused everyday consumers.

Whether or not that ll help it approach the success of the Wii, though, is a question we won t begin to know until next March, when the console becomes available.NOW WATCH: The story of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter Steve Jobs claimed wasn't hisLoading video...

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